Land Line Now Community Notice Board for January 18, 2022.
Find a place to house a pet
If you need to find a place to keep your pet near your current location, you can use the directory on the International Boarding and Pet Services Association website.
Operation Roger helps pets
If you need to transport a pet or know of one that is separated from its owner or needs to be transported to a new owner, contact Operation Roger. You can text 682-622-1172 or complete the application on the Operation Roger website. You can go to the same text number or the same website to volunteer to help by becoming an Operation Roger driver.
Freightliner and Western Star trucks recalled for non-compliant tires
Daimler is recalling more than 400 Freightliner and Western Star trucks from model years 2011 through 2022 after discovering a problem with the tires. Truck tires and rims have not been approved and rated for these vehicles and do not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Learn more here: Freightliner and Western Star Trucks Recalled for Non-Compliant Tires.
Need a meal on the go? Check here
If you or a trucker you know needs a meal, message the Meals for 18 Wheels group through their Facebook page. Anyone wishing to volunteer can register on the same page.
Minneapolis parking ban begins January 1
Minneapolis has passed a truck parking ban on all city streets. It applies to any truck weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Quotes will start being written on January 1, first for $150, then up to $250 starting a year later.
Read more: Minneapolis City Council approves truck no-parking ordinance.
Wisconsin offers diesel emission reduction grants
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for clean diesel grants. Grants must fund projects that reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. The deadline is January 7.
Get the details and apply here.
The Saint-Christophe Fund is reducing diabetes
The St. Christopher’s Fund offers two types of free diabetes prevention programs. Both Driving Down Diabetes programs are open to professional drivers at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The 2022 program begins January 10.
Where to go to carry emergency loads
If you want to transport relief loads to disaster areas, contact the American Logistics Aid Network. The network can ensure that you carry a necessary load and can get to the disaster area with relief.
Entering Canada? Use ArriveCAN
The Canada Border Services Agency reminds all travelers entering Canada that they must submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN. You can get full details of the measures in place online.
Ohio Turnpike Overloads
If you have an Ohio E-ZPass, check the account it’s linked to. The Ohio Turnpike says about 6,000 E-ZPass customers were recently overcharged by up to $250 due to a software coding error.
If you were concerned, contact the toll road.
Canadian Border Measures COVID
As of January 15, all truck drivers, whether Canadian or American, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering Canada. The Canadian government’s decision follows a similar move by US officials.
Washington’s I-5 rest areas closed
Several rest areas, including truck parking, are closed along 83 miles of Interstate 5 between Everett, Washington, and the Canadian border. This includes parking at Everett, Smokey Point and Custer. The state DOT blames a staffing shortage.
Learn more at the Washington State DOT website.
DHS asks truckers to stay vigilant
The Department of Homeland Security asks truckers to watch for suspicious activity. If you see anything suspicious that does not rise to the level of a 911 call, contact the TSA at 844-TSA-FRST.
Questions about EPN? Check here
If you have questions about California’s EPN or Employer Pull Notice program, if this program has adversely affected you, or if you have other compliance questions, call OOIDA Business Services at 816-229-5791.
Forest fire road closures in Colorado
Colorado has faced road closures following wildfires. If you’re heading to the area, check out COTrip.org before you go.
CVSA webinar on out-of-service criteria
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering a webinar at 1 p.m. on January 20 on the latest version of its decommissioning criteria. These come into effect on April 1 – and supersede and supersede all previous versions. You can register for the webinar online.
Maryland E-ZPass Surcharges
Maryland E-ZPass users may have been overcharged. Baltimore’s WBAL-TV reports that some drivers are complaining they’ve recently been overcharged – with at least one saying the overcharge was hundreds of dollars. The Maryland Transportation Authority says it is studying the issues.
Florida DOT Truck Parking Meeting
The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting to discuss parking alternatives at 5:30 p.m. on January 26 at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. You can find out more online.
Additional public meetings for potential alternative truck parking sites along the I-4 corridor are scheduled in Orange, Osceola and Volusia counties in February.
Vermont Bridge Strike Fines
Lyndon, Vermont is triple the fine for colliding with one of the city’s historic covered bridges. Fines are $5,000 for the first hit, $10,000 for the second, and $15,000 at any time thereafter. The move comes after six bridge collisions in 2021.
Port will charge empty container fee
The Port of Los Angeles will begin charging a $100 fee for empty containers that sit at marine terminals for at least nine days. The decision takes effect on January 30. It is separate from the persistent charge on import containers.
OOIDA urges truckers to participate in a survey
In February, three federal agencies will launch a nine-month vehicle inventory and use survey. OOIDA encourages truckers to participate. Find more information here, or contact the US Census Bureau at 844-395-4085.