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Land Line Now, July 23, 2020.

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A security-based adjustment to the federal acquisition rule could have a big impact on some truck technology – and cost you some very valuable loads.


I. Today’s news in trucking

A trucker in a deadly wreck is named an imminent hazard by the FMCSA; cross-border trucking freight continued to plunge in May; and who had “giant swarm of flying ants” in the “What’s Next for 2020” office pool? It’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Making trucking safer

How do you make trucking safer? The FMCSA is gathering carriers, truckers, safety groups, federal officials to answer that question – plus an FBI warning and a request for an hours of service exemption.


III. Maine voters OK road bonds

Voters in Maine have approved using bonds to pay for road work; meanwhile, some local transportation votes are coming up around Phoenix.


IV. This truck technology may cost you loads

A security-based adjustment to the federal acquisition rule could have a big impact on some truck technology – and cost you some very valuable loads.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the Land Line Media website.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.
  • Women in Trucking’s Accelerate! Conference is going virtual. You can find more information and sign up online.
  • Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Top Gun Large Car Shootout in Rantoul, Ill., at the Rantoul National Aviation Center. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon also has face masks if you’re in need.
  • View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
  • To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
  • View notices on the Bulletin Board.
  • You can find out what companies technology can no longer be used by anyone contracting with the Department of Defense, or read more and submit comments on the federal acquisition rule, here.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.