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The condition of our crumbling Interstate highway system is reaching a critical stage. Also: If your sleeper isn’t comfortable, you can do something about it. And Jon Osburn is hearing about tolls and the problems they cause. 0:00 – 9:41 – Newscast 9:41 – 24:25 – Making your sleeper better 24:25 – 39:22 – Tolls and the problems they cause 39:22 ...…
 
The FMCSA has rejected a number of ELD exemption requests. Also: OOIDA speaks out on the latest Automated Vehicles document. States work to accommodate truck platooning. And a board works to align U.S. and Canadian truck regulations. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:55 – ELD exemption requests rejected 24:55 – 39:51 – Accommodating truck plat ...…
 
The OOIDA Foundation looks at detention time – one of the most serious issues in trucking. Also: Freight and rates bounce back after Thanksgiving. Diesel prices continue to drop across the country. And a Pennsylvania newspaper joins the call for Pennsylvania Turnpike reform. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:55 – Survey about detention time 24 ...…
 
Senators are taking a look at how we’re going to pay for highways moving forward. We’ll have that, plus: an effort in Nevada would allow truckers to show registration and their license on their smart phone; an effort to end a fee for truckers in Pennsylvania; and Senate action on automated vehicles. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:55 – How t ...…
 
A call and a request for a favor led a trucker to fulfill an item on a veteran’s bucket list. Also: Got truck insurance? Then you have to file a MCS-90. The passing of President Bush will have an effect on the workings of government this week. And we’ll have the latest on automated vehicles. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:55 – A call, a fav ...…
 
LLN (11/30/18) – Indiana kills one toll plan We’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries. Also: Jon Osburn fields questions about road construction, heavy enforcement and more; and Indiana’s governor lets go of a plan to toll more interstates. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:55 – Roses a ...…
 
A proposal could solve major problems truckers have with bad brokers. We’ll have that, plus: a program to allow under 21 truckers if they have military experience; states trying to help people with suspended licenses get back on the road legally; an effort to cut some fees for Pennsylvania truckers; and an update on the federal REAL ID Act and ...…
 
We’ll have some end-of-year tax-planning tips for small businesses. Also: Thanksgiving week sees a lull in freight and rates; diesel prices continue to drop; and a Senate hearing offers a preview of the debate of highway funding. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – End-of-year tax tips 24:41 – 39:22 – Lull in freight, rates; diesel price dr ...…
 
A logistics company is working to coordinate relief efforts for the California wildfires. A Texas trucking company shares how they educate their local community about Wreaths Across America. Road funding is gearing up to be a hot topic in statehouses across the country. And finally, will Congress be able to avoid a partial government shutdown? ...…
 
We’ll have details on a truck parking survey from OOIDA’s Andrew King. Terry talks to Land Line Magazine staff about the recent Guilty by Association Truck Show and the Special Olympics convoys. And we’ll hear from OOIDA’s Mike Matousek about comments on the FMCSA’s broker bond proposal. 00:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Truck Parking su ...…
 
We’ll have some of our best stories from the past year, including: a trucker whose secret mission honored Americans who gave everything for their country; a veteran who is living out his dream of being a trucker; and the impact of automated vehicles of working people. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Honoring Flight 93 24:41 – 39:22 – Ve ...…
 
We’ll offer up our Thanksgiving holiday tradition, a radio theatre presentation of the short story “Something for Stevie.” Also: Author Dan Anderson explains what inspired him to write the story; one woman’s efforts to reunite a trucker and his dog; and an update on state issues. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – “Something for Stevie” 24 ...…
 
We’ll have some advice on how you can shed some excess weight. Also: Van and reefers get a bit of a seasonal boost; Diesel and oil prices continue to drop; What are supporters of significant new underride guards after? 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Shed that excess weight 24:41 – 39:22 – Van and reefer up; diesel price down 39:22 – 49 ...…
 
The mayor of a Utah community who died in Afghanistan left an important message for his fellow Americans. We’ll have that, plus: states preparing for a road-funding debate; a college providing financial help to prospective truckers; a trucker who bought dinner for a busload of veterans; the impact of automated vehicles of working people; and a ...…
 
Two top officials from FMCSA discuss what’s next on Hours of Service. Also tonight: glider kits have their own special insurance requirements; and we’ll bring you some of the federal issues discussed at the OOIDA Board of Directors meeting. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Hours of Service – what’s next? 24:41 – 39:22 – Insurance for gli ...…
 
Mark Reddig explores yet another way truckers are being pushed into the electronic age with OOIDA’s Tara Murdock and Crystal Minardi. Jon Osburn works to clear up some questions, confusion and concerns about drug testing, diabetes, truck parking and more on the road. Terry gets a run-down of OOIDA’s fall board meeting from board member Monte Wi ...…
 
We’ll have details about a truck parking survey from the FHWA. A number of important transportation issues were on state ballots across the country last week. We’ll discuss those results. And finally, the elections also brought in many changes at the federal level, with a much different Congress set to go to work in January. We’ll find out what ...…
 
Do you know what your rights are when you get a ticket out on the road? We’ll have that, plus: a rise in freight, especially if you haul refrigerated – diesel prices continuing to drop; and details of EPA’s new Cleaner Truck Initiative announced earlier this week. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Your rights when you get a ticket 24:41 – ...…
 
The head of the EPA joins us to discuss a plan that could further reduce allowed emissions from trucks. We’ll have that, plus: how state races will affect trucking going forward; and what the OOIDA Board of Directors will discuss as they meet this week. 00:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – EPA chief on lowering emissions more 24:41 – 39:22 ...…
 
A figure frequently cited by officials who want more tax money from truckers may not be so accurate. We’ll have that, plus: the latest on automated vehicles; advocacy and what happens behind the scenes; and how the election may affect transportation. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – 9600-to-1 figure a myth 24:41 – 39:22 – Advocacy someti ...…
 
It’s Day 5 of the 2018 OOIDA Truckers for Troops Telethon. Also on the program: Helping vets take care of their own families during the holidays; A facility that provides a temporary home for family members of veterans while those vets are receiving medical treatment; and why a Barbie doll is a good thing to include in a care packages for vets. ...…
 
It’s Day 4 of the 2018 OOIDA Truckers for Troops Telethon. Also tonight: A Korean War vet takes a special trip to our nation’s capital; a member of the reserves discusses how receiving a care package affected people on their first deployment; and how little, but important things get lost in the VA budget shuffle and how Truckers for Troops help ...…
 
It’s Day 3 of the 2018 OOIDA Truckers for Troops Telethon, our fund-raising effort to send care packages to troops overseas and help veterans here at home. We’ll have stories about: a Navy vet who tells us why it’s important to support our troops now; thank-you letters from troops who received care packages; and a Vietnam Veteran turned attorne ...…
 
It’s Day 2 of the 2018 OOIDA Truckers for Troops Telethon, our fund-raising effort to send care packages to troops overseas and help veterans here at home. We’ll have stories about: care packages for K9 units; an outreach for homeless veterans called Operation Stand Down; and OOIDA’s Lewie Pugh talking about care packages he sent his brother wh ...…
 
It’s Day 1 of the 2018 OOIDA Truckers for Troops Telethon, our fund-raising effort to send care packages to troops overseas and help veterans here at home. We’ll also have: An Air Force sergeant talks about what it means to get a care package; a Navy veteran and veteran trucker talks about serving at a difficult time; and how fishing equipment ...…
 
What sort of mods will really improve your fuel economy, and which ones won’t? We’ll have that, plus: rude shippers and more parking problems; and how Election Day might affect transportation policy. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Fuel economy mods 24:41 – 39:22 – Rude shippers and parking problems 139:22 – 49:35 – Election Day and tra ...…
 
The FMCSA wants information about CDL testing standards and driver fatigue. We’ll have that, plus: comments on the DOT’s latest Automated Vehicles document; a Washington state vote on a carbon fee and a fuel tax boost; a proposed Michigan pot legalization to benefit roads; and Missouri asking for a fuel tax increase and legalization of medicina ...…
 
Fall is the perfect time to get prepared for next year’s tax season. We’ll have that, plus: freight and rates are still a bit sluggish; diesel and oil prices continue to drop; and the vice president has signaled that the administration is preparing to work with Democrats on infrastructure. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:40 – Prepping for ta ...…
 
Many truckers have turned a personal interest or hobby into a business. One wears his product right on his face. We’ll have that, plus: the possible end of roadside ticket payments in Michigan; speed cameras coming to Pennsylvania roads; Texas DOT hearings on truck parking; and some history behind the myth of the driver shortage. 0:00 – 10:11 – ...…
 
An OOIDA member with a unique perspective talks about how you can speak up and make a difference in the trucking industry. We’ll have the details about special requirements for oversized and overweight insurance coverage. And the ATA files its own exemption over meal and rest breaks in California. We’ll find out what OOIDA has to say about it. ...…
 
From two businesses that serve truckers lending a helping hand to our veterans to a CDL examiner handing out fraudulent licenses, we offer up some Roses and Razzberries. Also: truck parking problems along the Eastern Seaboard; and a new video explains why the driver shortage is nothing but a myth.
 
The FMCSA wants public input on agricultural commodities, vision standards, human trafficking and more. Also on today’s program: Missouri voters will decide whether to increase fuel taxes; an effort to promote hair testing for drugs; and FDA action on marijuana. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Ag commodities; vision standards 24:42 – 39 ...…
 
The stock market has taken a bit of a hit lately and interest rates are on the rise, but that may not be reason for concern. We’ll have that, plus: freight and rates continue their slump; truckers finally catch a break at the pump; and the debate over how to fund transportation has become an election year political football. 0:00 – 10:11 – News ...…
 
The political wrangling over glider kits continues. We’ll have that, plus: a California vote on repealing new vehicle taxes and fees; a possible sales tax for roads in Los Angeles; U.S. DOT action to combat human trafficking; a new poll on how we should pay for our infrastructure; a possible new subcommittee on road funding issues; and a mariti ...…
 
We’ll share some good news for drivers looking to buy an APU. The Hours of Service conversation has turned a corner. We’ll hear how from Jami Jones. And a lot is happening with both truck parking and autonomous vehicles these days. We’ll get the latest on both issues from Mike Matousek. 00:00 - 10:11 - Newscast 10:11 24:41 - Good news for APU p ...…
 
We’ll tell you what you need to know about the collection process for drug tests. Also on the show: Jon Osburn discusses common trucking problems along the Eastern Seaboard; and some regulatory changes being pursued by the FMCSA. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Collections for drug tests 24:42 – 39:11 – East Coast trucker problems 39:11 ...…
 
Truckers had their final chance to speak to FMCSA about proposed changes to the Hours of Service recently. We’ll have that, plus: an attempt to fix broker bond problems; Pennsylvania’s effort to reform the agency that controls Delaware River bridges; an attempt to limit use of license plate readers; and paving the way for autonomous ships on th ...…
 
Having a fatty liver is a major problem, and can lead to a number of serious health concerns. We’ll have that, plus: Bad weather delivers a one-two punch to freight and rates; diesel prices continue to climb; and the possibility that Democrats could take control of the U.S. Senate? 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Fatty Liver 24:42 – 39: ...…
 
Trucker Tony Alsup is a hero to our furry friends, rescuing them from natural disasters. We’ll have that story, plus: Connecticut’s chance to put transportation money into a ‘lockbox’; a Louisiana ballot question on the use of fuel tax revenue; and a possible emissions scandal at Volvo trucks. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Rescuing ou ...…
 
The oil market has been all over the place lately. We’ll find out where that could lead from Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service. Is your bobtail properly covered? OOIDA’s insurance experts, Trina McIntyre and Stacey Sanders, will let us know. And what happens with Hours of Service now that the comment period has closed? Mike Matouse ...…
 
A company has come up with its own solution to driver turnover. Is CARB’s clean transportation plan really clean? And what exactly is an ‘auto transporter’? We’ll have the answers. Jon Osburn shares some of the stories he’s hearing on the road. And the Senate has closed up shop until after the election, but there’s still a lot of unfinished bus ...…
 
OOIDA is going to offer a live business seminar next year for owner-operators. We’ll have that, plus: Pennsylvania may get speed enforcement cameras; the procedures to get truckers with aide into the hurricane zone; and updated information on the TWIC program. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – New business seminar planned 24:42 – 39:11 – ...…
 
Suzanne Stempinski talks test drives and trucking in Germany. Also on today’s show: freight is seeing a seasonal slowdown while rates hold steady; diesel prices continue to climb; the final Hours of Service listening session was today; and what’s the next step in the Hours of Service reform process. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 24:41 – Test ...…
 
Comments on potential changes to the Hours of Service must be made before the end of the day tomorrow. We’ll have that, plus: a new California law to implement new federal commercial driver regulations; a road funding question in Florida; good news and bad from the annual roadway fatality report; and the final listening session for Hours of Ser ...…
 
CARB has new funding for its clean freight transportation initiative. And the FMCSA wants comments on their broker bond proposal. Andrew King talks about those topics. Wonder what’s on tap for the October issue coming to your mail boxes soon? We’ll give you a sneak peek. And we’ll hear how OOIDA is putting pressure on the FHWA to define “automo ...…
 
Truckers can use a dash cam to protect themselves – but it’s a double-edged sword. We’ll have that, plus: more about the recent Guilty by Association Truck Show; a call for truckers to speak out on the proposed Hours of Service changes; and new U.S. DOT guidelines on automated vehicles – including large trucks. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:11 – 2 ...…
 
Flashing brake lights, cargo securement, personal conveyance and more came up at the recent meeting of the CVSA. We’ll have that, plus: a new California law designed to deter mistreatment of truckers; an end to ticket quotas in Chicago; upcoming truck shows; and the change to speak your mind on the Hours of Service. 0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast 10:1 ...…
 
A charity helps families of truckers who die on the road. We’ll have that story, plus: freight and rates return to normal after Hurricane Florence; what truckers’ contributions do for Special Olympics athletes; diesel prices continue to rise; confusion over how Hours of Service affect interstate vs. intrastate truckers; and the presidential ale ...…
 
We’ll have some highlights from the recent Hours of Service listening session in Joplin, Mo. Also: Oregon voters will decide whether to require a supermajority to raise revenue; A possible toll road vote in Oregon; Truckers are encouraged to make their voices heard on the Hours of Service; and the possible end game for cross-border trucking wit ...…
 
We’ll have an interview with FMCSA administrator Ray Martinez from GBATS. Bad weather can affect your insurance rates. OOIDA’s Trina McIntyre and Stacey Sanders discuss how you can protect yourself. And although the meal and rest break provision has failed at the legislative level the ATA is still gunning for an exemption. We’ll hear more on th ...…
 
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