Land Line Now Community Notice Board for January 11, 2022.
Find a place to keep a pet
If you need to find a place to keep your pet near your current location, you can use the directory at the website of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association.
Operation Roger helps pets
If you need to transport a pet, or if you know of one separated from its owner or needing to be transported to a new owner, contact Operation Roger. You can send an SMS to 682-622-1172 or complete the request at Operation Roger website. You can go to the same SMS number or the same website to volunteer and help by becoming an Operation Roger driver.
Freightliner and Western Star trucks recalled for non-compliant tires
Daimler is recalling more than 400 trucks from the 2011 through 2022 Freightliner and Western Star model years after discovering a problem with the tires. The tires and rims on the trucks were not 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 enacted a ban on truck parking on all city streets. It applies to any truck weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Quotes will start writing on January 1, first for $ 150, then up to $ 250 from a year later.
Read more: Minneapolis City Council Approves Truck Parking Order.
Wisconsin Offers Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for clean diesel grants. Grants are used to finance projects that reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. The deadline is January 7th.
St. Christopher’s Fund lowers diabetes
The St. Christopher 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 transport emergency loads
If you want to transport relief loads in disaster areas, contact the American logistical assistance network. The network can ensure that you are carrying a necessary load and can enter the disaster area with relief.
Entering Canada? Using ArriveCAN
Ohio Toll Surcharges
If you have an Ohio E-ZPass, verify the account it’s linked to. Ohio toll highway says about 6,000 E-ZPass customers were overcharged up to $ 250 recently due to a software coding error.
If you have been affected, contact Highway.
Measures at Canada’s COVID Border
As of January 15, all truck drivers – whether Canadian or American – will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering Canada. The Canadian government’s move follows a similar move by U.S. officials.
Washington 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’s DOT suffers from a staff shortage.
Learn more about Washington State DOT website.
DHS asks truckers to monitor
The Department of Homeland Security asks truckers to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. If you see anything suspicious that doesn’t reach the level of a 911 call, contact the TSA at 844-TSA-FRST.
Questions about EPN? Check here
If you have any questions about California EPN Program or Employer Pull Notice, if this program has adversely affected you, or if you have other compliance questions, call OOIDA Business Services at 816-229-5791.
Road closures in Colorado wildfire
Colorado has faced road closures following wildfires. If you are heading to the area, check COTrip.org Before leaving.
CVSA Webinar on Decommissioning Criteria
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is offering a webinar at 1 p.m. on January 20 on the latest version of its retirement criteria. These go into effect on April 1 – and replace and cancel all previous versions. You can register for the webinar in line.
Maryland E-ZPass Surcharges
Maryland E-ZPass users may have been overcharged. Baltimore’s WBAL-TV reports that some drivers are complaining that they were recently overcharged – at least one of them claiming the overcharging was in the hundreds of dollars. The Maryland Transportation Authority says it is looking into 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 in line.
Additional public meetings for possible truck parking alternatives along the I-4 corridor are scheduled in Orange, Osceola and Volusia counties in February.
Vermont Bridge Strike Fines
Lyndon, Vermont, triples the fine for collision with one of the city’s historic covered bridges. The fines are $ 5,000 for the first strike, $ 10,000 for the second and $ 15,000 anytime thereafter. The move comes after six bridge collisions in 2021.
Port to charge empty container fee
The Port of Los Angeles will begin charging a $ 100 fee for empty containers that linger for at least nine days at marine terminals. The decision takes effect on January 30. It is separate from persistent import container charges.