Land Line Now, Dec. 4, 2019.
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A motor carrier CEO says he sees no driver shortage – so what does he think is the problem? Also, helping kids of truckers who died get an education.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
From a Connecticut special session on tolls to deterring wrong-way drivers, we’ll have the most important trucking news of the day.
II. Education – the greatest gift of all
Sleigh Bells and Santa, an offshoot of the Truckers Final Mile Charity, brings presents to children who have lost a trucker parent in the past year. This year, they’re adding a new component – a path toward an education.
III. These rates are no turkey
Thanksgiving-Holiday and end-of-the-month pressures sent rates up sharply last week.
Also, OPEC meets later this week to extend oil production cuts, while the price of diesel increased less than a penny.
IV. Driver shortage? What driver shortage? No driver shortage here …
In a magazine interview, the CEO of an Arizona motor carrier says he sees no driver shortage in the trucking industry. So what does he think is the problem? We’ll explain.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Candidate nominations for alternate director positions on the OOIDA Board of Directors are being accepted until Dec. 31. OOIDA members can submit nominations here.
- Find out more about the Sleigh Bells and Santa program online.
- Get more information about the freight market.
- This week’s info from DAT: DAT Solutions: Holiday week pushes rates higher.
- Keep up to date on fuel prices.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.