Sep 21, 2023
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg appeared before the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee on Wednesday to answer questions about U.S. DOT policies. But as far as trucking matters go? There wasn’t much. Also, a situation has come up that has serious potential consequences – drivers being stranded by their carriers. We’ll discuss that – plus scam text messages and how to pull an MVR – with Joe Biggs and Aron Lynch of OOIDA’s Business Services Department. The Brooklyn Queens Expressway in New York City is using weigh-in-motion scales on heavy trucks – and soon, violations will come with hefty fines. And there's a bounce back in the number of loads on the DAT load board. Robert Rouse with DAT says it saw a 7% increase in load volume last week.
0:00 – Buttigieg speaks to House committee
09:51 – Drivers getting ditched
24:34 – New York using weigh-in-motion on BQE
39:18 – More loads on the board