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

    OOIDA opposes plan for larger trucks

    OOIDA opposes plan for larger trucks

    LLN (1/19/21) – Indiana joins the list of states considering longer, heavier trucks. And OOIDA says it’s not a good idea. Meanwhile, lawmakers in that state – and in South Carolina – may make it harder for slower vehicles to park in the left lane. Also, we continue our interviews with candidates for the OOIDA Board of Directors. Today, we’ll hear from Kurt Plummer and Rodney Morine. We’ll have information about the legal protections whistleblowers have in trucking. And everyone gets pulled over, but how you handle it can have a big impact on the outcome. We’ll have some advice.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – Board candidate Kurt Plummer; whistleblower protections.
    24:37 – Board candidate Rodney Morine; advice for when you’re pulled over.
    39:46 – Indiana longer, heavier trucks; left-lane slow pokes.

    • 49 min
    Homeland Security concerns ahead

    Homeland Security concerns ahead

    LLN (1/18/21) – What concerns does the Department of Homeland Security see ahead in 2021? We’ll cover that, and offer an update on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations. Also, ballots are being filled out right now for the OOIDA Board of Directors, and we begin our series of candidate interviews with Carl Smith and Craig DeReu. If something goes wrong out on the road, insurance can ease some of the pain – that is, if it’s not excluded in your policy. We’ll go over which events are probably not covered in your policy, which ones you can do something about, and which ones you can’t. And Andy Malion of Brake Safe and Tom Crowley of OOIDA talk brake adjustment.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – OOIDA Board candidate Carl Smith; insurance exclusions.
    24:37 – OOIDA Board candidate Craig DeReu; brake adjustment.
    39:46 – Homeland security concerns; COVID-19 vaccinations.

    • 49 min
    More sleeper berth flexibility? FMCSA takes a look

    More sleeper berth flexibility? FMCSA takes a look

    LLN (1/15/21) – A new FMCSA pilot program will examine whether more flexibility in the split-sleeper berth provision will work in trucking. Also, over the years truck makers have moved to lighter weight materials for many parts of the vehicles they produce. But plastic parts in particular have some disadvantages – and in the aftermarket, real problems. And Jon Osburn says truckers are upset about closed restaurants, and curious about where and when they’ll have access to a COVID-19 vaccination.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – Plastic parts.
    24:37 – Vaccination access.
    39:46 – Split sleeper berth pilot program.

    • 49 min
    COVID-19 vaccinations: How is it going?

    COVID-19 vaccinations: How is it going?

    LLN (1/14/21) – Every day on the news, we hear about people getting COVID-19 vaccinations. But most people still don’t have one. We’ll let you know where the effort stands – and what concerns the Department of Homeland Security sees ahead in 2021. Also, a proposal would allow truckers with one eye that doesn’t meet federal requirements to driver interstate. Meanwhile another agency offers a new plan for automated vehicles and new members join an FMCSA advisory committee. And Wyoming lawmakers ponder whether to raise the state’s fuel tax, and establish a pay-by-mile system.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – Vision standards; autonomous vehicles; new MCSAC members.
    24:37 – Wyoming road funding.
    39:46 – COVID-19 vaccinations; Homeland security concerns.

    • 49 min
    Getting your own authority: It’s a business now

    Getting your own authority: It’s a business now

    LLN (1/13/21) – Recently on the show, we discussed all the things you have to do – legally speaking – in order to operate under your own authority. However, to succeed under your own authority, you have to attend to a number of important business factors. Also, we’ll hear about one man’s own experience with an increasingly common driver health issue, as well as the latest freight and rate trends shaping the market. And the Paycheck Protection Program is back, and this time, federal officials are trying to tighten the focus on small businesses.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – The business side of getting your own authority.
    24:37 – Health issues and market trends.
    39:46 – PPP is back, and focusing on small business.

    • 49 min
    Group calls for 400 new road safety laws

    Group calls for 400 new road safety laws

    LLN (1/12/21) – An auto safety group has recommended an additional 400 road safety laws they say should be adopted to ensure our roads are safe. Also, taxes involve paperwork – and right now is an important time in terms of paperwork that you should either be sending, or receiving. We’ll have a list. And OOIDA says the push in North Dakota to allow road trains is unnecessary, while Indiana lawmakers consider eliminating the state’s split speed limit.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – Tax paperwork.
    24:37 – North Dakota road trains; Indiana split speeds.
    39:46 – Group proposes 400 new safety laws.

    • 49 min

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