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Busting the driver shortage myth

July 3, 2018

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LLN (7/2/18) – We’ll bust the driver shortage myth. Plus, we have some tales from an old time trucker. There’s an update on important federal issues, including an auto transporter rule, federal action on meal and rest breaks, and a look ahead at the November election.

0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast

10:10 – 25:33 – Old-time trucker stories

25:33 – 40:35 – The driver shortage myth

40:35 – 50:46 – Car haulers; meal and rest breaks; ELD exemption request denied

Segment 1

Newscast

Segment 2

Ask an old trucker about what things were like back in the day, and you’ll hear about a world where equipment was primitive, runs were rough and trucking was overall much harder. But they still loved every minute. Mark Reddig has one of those stories.

Segment 3

While larger carriers continue to promote the myth of a driver shortage, others point to raging turnover, among other things. Terry Scruton will chat with Jami Jones, Greg Grisolano and Mark Schremmer of Land Line Magazine.

Segment 4

It’s time to update you on some important issues, including an auto transporter rule, federal action on meal and rest breaks, and a look ahead at the November election. Mark Reddig talks with OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

 

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