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Carrier faces sexual assault lawsuit

June 25, 2019

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LLN (6/25/19) –
C.R. England is facing a lawsuit from a former employee over a sexual assault. Also, a Michigan proposal would have truckers bear the cost of roadwork there. Meanwhile, Meritor was recently honored for its Shoes For Soldiers program. And the U.S. House acted on a spending bill – with several trucking provisions included.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:42 – C.R. England lawsuit; Meritor honored

24:42-39:40 – Michigan trucker taxes; bulletin board

39:40-49:24 – Meal and rest breaks, CSA and 30-minute break in spending bill pass

Segment 1

Newscast

  • Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the J.D. ‘Doc’ Osburn TA in Boise, Idaho. That’s located at Exit 54 on Interstate 84. Stop in, say hi to Jon and Sassi, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule.
  • Registration is now open for the second edition of OOIDA’s live business seminar, “Truck to Success.”  The class takes place Sept. 10-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 off Interstate 70 in Blue Springs, Mo. The class is designed for truckers who are about to make the leap into becoming an owner-operator, and for those who have been in the industry to cut costs and become more financially successful. For more information, go to the OOIDA Online Education website.

Segment 2

C.R. England is facing a lawsuit from a former employee over a sexual assault. Terry Scruton talks with attorney Michael Young about the case.

Meritor was recently awarded for its Shoes for Soldiers program benefitting the Wyakin Foundation. Terry Scruton talks with Doug Dole, general manager of project strategy for Meritor.

Segment 3

A bill package introduced by Michigan House Democrats targets truck drivers to fund improvements roads and bridges throughout the state. Also, politics are at play at the Oregon statehouse as Republicans and Democrats tussle over a much-ballyhooed cap-and-trade program. Mark Reddig gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Segment 4

The U.S. House has acted on a spending bill – but did the version that passed contain some of the trucking provisions we’ve been watching? Mark Reddig finds out from OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

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