A call for Pennsylvania Turnpike reform

December 6, 2018


LLN (12/5/18) – A newspaper joins the call for Pennsylvania Turnpike reform. Also, the OOIDA Foundation looks at detention time – one of the most serious issues in trucking. Freight and rates bounce back after Thanksgiving. And diesel prices continue to drop across the country.

0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast

10:11 – 24:55 – Survey about detention time

24:55 – 39:51 – Freight and rates bounce back

39:51 – 49:39 – Pennsylvania Turnpike reform

Segment 1


  • Navistar is recalling nearly 21,000 trucks. The recall involves certain 2019 International HV, MV, 2018-2019 HX, LT, RH, LoneStar, ProStar, WorkStar, and 2018 TranStar automated manual transmission vehicles. An internal component in the clutch assembly may fail. And that could result in unintended vehicle movement, which could lead to a crash. Owners may contact Navistar customer service at 800-448-7825. The recall number is 18518. Owners may also contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153); Or go to safercar.gov.
  • The Pennsylvania DOT is taking comments until Dec. 12 on truck parking in state. The questionnaire comes through the department’s Public Private Partnership Office. Answers will be used to help develop future projects. You can find out more and download the survey here.

Segment 2

Detention time is among the most serious issues in trucking. Recently, the OOIDA Foundation gathered information about it and its effects. Mark Reddig talks with Andrew King of the Foundation.

Segment 3

Freight and rates bounce back after the Thanksgiving break. Flatbed sees an unexpected surge. Terry Scruton talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT.

Also, diesel continues to drop across the country, but a couple of key events this week could bring big changes to the oil market. Terry has our weekly update.

Segment 4

A local newspaper in northeastern Pennsylvania has joined the call for reform of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, citing many of the same concerns as truckers. Mark Reddig finds out what they said and why it matters from Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.