SPECIAL REPORT: Committee seeks consensus for truck driver training rule
ARLINGTON, Va., Friday, Feb. 27 – A federally appointed committee tasked with negotiating a future driver-training rule for entry-level truck and bus drivers has wrapped up its first two-day meeting. Land Line Magazine Managing Editor Jami Jones says the committee has its ground rules in place to move forward and has formed subcommittees.
OOIDA fires back against raising insurance requirements
In its official comments to FMCSA, OOIDA got right to the point on its vehement opposition to raising insurance minimum requirements for interstate trucking companies. In comments filed today, the Association contends that upping the requirements would make highways less safe and harm small-business truckers unnecessarily.
Kentucky House approves public-private partnership authorization
The pursuit of public-private partnerships to get needed road and bridge work done in Kentucky received a big boost this week at the statehouse. House lawmakers voted 84-13 to advance an amended bill to the Senate that would authorize private funding for public projects, including the Brent Spence Bridge project. OOIDA is opposed to toll plans.
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