Land Line Now, March 9, 2020.
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A bill that would dedicate money to create more truck parking spaces is now in Congress – we’ll explain what it would do and why it was introduced.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
California hopes to avoid a sequel to ‘carmageddon’; the truck driver who was pulled from a burning truck in Indiana dies; and Volvo tries a weighty idea for its latest ad campaign – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Truck parking bill would pay for actual pavement
A bill that would dedicate money to create more parking spaces for trucks is now in Congress. We’ll explain what the bill would do and why it was introduced.
III. Mr. Davis goes to Washington – Part I
An old political expression says that if you’re not at the table, then you’re on the menu. Markcus Davis is at the table, and he’s serving up some truth about trucking. We’ll tell you about his trip to our nation’s capital.
IV. Mr. Davis goes to Washington, Part II
Markcus Davis discusses the reaction from representatives and senators to his visit – and the information he offered up – and we’ll offer some insight into why contacts on the part of truckers, such as this, are important.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA will host a members-only round table discussion at MATS on current issues. The event will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 26, in room C-104 of the Kentucky Expo Center.
- Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Jackson, Miss., Exit 45A on Interstate 20. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- There’s been a truck parking breakthrough in Washington.