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Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Idella M. Hansen Petro in North Little Rock, Ark. That’s located at Exit 161 off Interstate 40. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: Oct. 17, 2017.

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FMCSA offers ELD classes, HOS Q&A

The FMCSA is reaching out to truckers in order to educate as many as possible about the upcoming ELD mandate. Mark Reddig discusses what they’re offering and where to get it with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Upcoming FMCSA public presentations include:

  • Wednesday, October 11 at the Davis Travel Center off of Interstate 95 in Stoney Creek, Va. - FMCSA Tent: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
    • ELD Presentation and webcast: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET
    • Also available via live webcast at the FMCSA website.
  • Thursday, October 12 at the Davis Travel Center off of Interstate 95 in Stoney Creek, Va. - FMCSA Tent: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
    • ELD Presentation: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, October 15, 2:00 p.m. at the California Trucking Show in Ontario, Calif. - exhibitor booth 121. 
  • Saturday, October 21-24 at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.
  • November 6-8 – Women in Trucking Accelerate! Conference & Expo in Kansas City, Mo.

The FMCSA has also invited CDL holders to brush up on hours-of-service rules with two live question and answer sessions:

  • Thursday, October 19, 11:00 AM – 12:00 p.m. EST
    • Online Webinar: To register in Adobe Connect, please click here.
    • Conference Line: To register in Adobe Connect, please click here
  • Tuesday, October 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 p.m. EST
    • Online Webinar: To register in Adobe Connect, please click here.
    • Conference Line: To register in Adobe Connect, please click here

If you have any questions regarding these sessions, contact NTCHost@dot.gov.

It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at www.FightingForTruckers.com.

Air date: Oct. 9, 2017.

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