LLN (3/5/19) – There’s a new app that will alert you to nearby high-speed police chases. Also, a Utah road ban is under consideration. Meanwhile, a number of states are hoping to get new revenue from cars using alternative fuels. And the Green New Deal is the hot topic in Washington D.C.
0:00-9:26 – Newscast
9:26-24:13 – High-speed chase app; Utah truck ban
24:13-39:07 – Alternative fuel revenue
39:07-48:52 – Green New Deal
- New England Motor Freight, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year, has started shutting down its operations. Read more here: NEMF, a big carrier with a colorful history, goes bust.
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High speed police chases can be dangerous to innocent bystanders. A former law enforcement officer has created a new app to alert motorists of the potential danger. Terry Scruton talks with Company president Tim Morgan. Plus, the latest from OOIDA board member Doug Smith on a truck ban on a Utah highway, on today’s Follow Up
- You find out more at pursuitalert.com.
- Read more about the Utah story: Will Utah’s Legacy Parkway soon be open to all trucks?
Mary McKenna talks with Land Line Magazine’s Legislative editor Keith Goble about how a number of states are working on getting more revenue from alternative-fuel vehicles
- Read more from Land Line Magazine, Officials in 11 states look for more revenue via alternative-fuel vehicles.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit the OOIDA Legislative page.
Everyone in D.C. is talking about the Green New Deal. Mary McKenna speaks with Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office, who says some are calling it the most expensive and economically disastrous legislation ever proposed.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.