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"Land Line Now" is the first daily news and information program designed specifically for America's truck drivers.

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"Land Line Now" is the first daily news and information program designed specifically for America's truck drivers.

    Truck-only tax gets thumbs down

    Truck-only tax gets thumbs down

    LLN (1/24/20) – Trucking organizations are taking a strong stand against the idea of taxing trucks only as a way to add funding for highways. Also, scientists who study transportation are asking questions about autonomous trucks, hours of service, ELDs and parking. We’ll tell you what they had to say. Truckers in California have more to say about the new independent contractor law and trucking parking. And we’ll preview an upcoming U.S. House committee hearing on funding highways.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:28 – Auto transporters, EPA initiative, meal and rest breaks.
    23:49– Massachusetts CDL requirements.
    38:17 – Protecting America’s infrastructure.

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    Slow progress for car haulers

    Slow progress for car haulers

    LLN (1/23/20) – OOIDA continues to make slow progress on a longstanding issue affecting car haulers. Also, the latest on the EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative and an exemption to California’s meal and rest break rules. Massachusetts lawmakers are considering raising standards for obtaining a commercial driver’s license. And we’ll explain how two groups help the government protect America’s infrastructure from possible terrorist attacks.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:28 – Auto transporters, EPA initiative, meal and rest breaks.
    23:49 – Massachusetts CDL requirements.
    38:17 – Protecting America’s infrastructure.

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    Cleaner Trucks Initiative – good or bad?

    Cleaner Trucks Initiative – good or bad?

    LLN (12/21/20) – The EPA has published the first step in a new Cleaner Trucks Initiative – but is it good or bad for truckers? We’ll have a rundown. Also, it’s a new year, and if you are running a small motor carrier, you have some tax documents to get out, and some to get ready. And a Virginia lawmaker who wanted GPS units in all trucks instead will cooperate on a solution with OOIDA; meanwhile, we’ll have an information update regarding the independent contractor law in California.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:28 – Start-of-year tax documents.
    23:50 – Virginia lawmakers works with truckers; California AB5 update.
    38:17 – EPA’s new Cleaner Trucks Initiative.

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    FMCSA Portal – it ain’t simple

    FMCSA Portal – it ain’t simple

    LLN (1/20/20) – Any trucker on their own authority must soon create an account on what’s called the FMCSA Portal – but it’s not a simple procedure. We’ll have what you need to know and where you can get help. Also, recent years have seen an uptick in predatory lending companies targeting truck drivers. And how many trucks are being inspected, and for those who are cited, what are they cited for?
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:28 – FMCSA Portal.
    23:50 – Predatory lenders.
    38:17 – A look at tickets.

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    Left coast truckers on split speed, AB5

    Left coast truckers on split speed, AB5

    LLN (1/17/20) – Truckers in California are speaking loudly about split speed limits and the AB5 independent contractor law. Also, many truckers take pride in having a beautiful rig, but sometimes you need to get them fixed instead of making them pretty. We’ll have some advice. And another effort to get a highway bill started will soon be underway, while the replacement for NAFTA is headed to the president’s desk.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:28 – Fix it or make it pretty?
    23:50 – California truckers on split speeds, independent contractors.
    38:17 – NAFTA replacement; new highway bill effort.

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    Who’s getting tickets for what?

    Who’s getting tickets for what?

    LLN (1/16/20) – How many trucks are being inspected, and, for those receiving tickets, what are they cited for? We’ll have some of FMCSA’s figures. Also, FMCSA is revisiting its Large Truck Crash Causation Study. And Connecticut officials are moving closer to passage of the governor’s plan to toll trucks only – a plan that now looks to target only the largest trucks, while a Virginia effort to require GPS devices in all trucks has been ended.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:28 – Large Truck Crash Causation Study.
    23:50 – Connecticut toll plan; Virginia GPS plan dropped.
    38:17 – Who’s getting tickets for what?

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