A soldier’s final message

November 21, 2018


LLN (11/20/18) – A soldier who died in Afghanistan left an important final message for his fellow Americans. Also, states prepare for a road-funding debate. A college provides financial help to prospective truckers. A trucker buys dinner for a busload of veterans. We’ll examine the impact of automated vehicles of working people. And a major change comes to the Senate.

0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast

10:11 – 24:41 – A soldier’s final message

24:41 – 39:22 – State road funding debate

39:22 – 49:32 – Automated vehicles; Senate changes

Segment 1


  • Not everyone can make it home for the holiday, but truckers still have a chance to get a hot meal, thanks to Meals for 18 Wheels. Every year, the group delivers Thanksgiving meals to truckers unable to be home for the holiday. Meals are delivered Thursday and Friday. Truckers interested are invited to sign up: On their Facebook page here; Or on Twitter here.
  • Registration is now open for OOIDA’s upcoming live business seminar, “Truck to Success.” The class takes place March 12-14 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 in Blue Springs, Mo. Go to OOIDAOnlineEducation.com to register.
  • Goodyear is taking nominations for its annual Highway Hero Award. Those nominations are due Nov. 29. To nominate a candidate for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award, click here. Click here for a copy of contest rules.

Segment 2

The mayor of a Utah community who died in Afghanistan left an important message for his fellow Americans. Mary McKenna talks with a member of his family about the man and his message. Mary will also have the story of a community college providing financial help to prospective truckers, and of a trucker who bought dinner for a whole busload of veterans.

Segment 3

At least seven states are preparing to debate how to solve their road funding woes. Terry Scruton talks with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble. Mary will join me with some important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

For some time, OOIDA has been pushing the government to consider the impact of automated vehicles of working people. Now, they’re finally listening. Mark Reddig covers that, plus a major change in the Senate, with Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.