Apps address pandemic issues, training

May 22, 2020

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Land Line Now, May 22, 2020.

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The pandemic has complicated driving interstate, so several agencies combined to create an app to help, and another app addresses pandemic-era CDL training.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

California lawsuit charges oil companies with inflating fuel prices; a report says trucks are the main target of cargo thieves; and an Ohio couple works to feed truckers – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Pandemic issues behind two new apps

The simple act of driving your truck across state lines is far more complicated because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, several agencies have combined to create an app to help. Meanwhile, another group has developed an app to help address CDL training in the era of social distancing. And the Walcott Truckers Jamboree is going high tech.


III. Traffic slowed by pandemic picks up

For some time, Jon Osburn has told us how slow truck traffic is in some areas. But even now that things are picking up, some important issues remain.


IV. Official: More stimulus needed to cope with pandemic

An administration official says another stimulus bill will likely be needed to deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19, but senators left the capital without even approving a fix for the Paycheck Protection Program.


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