Coerced truckers – nowhere to turn

September 26, 2019


LLN (9/26/19) –
A system to help coerced truckers – those pushed by carriers and others to violate the regulations – isn’t fulfilling its stated purpose. We’ll take a look at why. Also, the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada recently held its second Bridging the Barriers education seminar. We’ll tell you about the organization and its mission. Tampa must wait a while longer for the outcome of a transportation tax approved a year ago, while many other states offer several options to register to vote. And we’ll have information about upcoming truck shows.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:14 – Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada.

24:14-38:43 – Tampa transportation tax; registering to vote.

38:43-48:22– Anti-coercion database not getting it done.

Segment 1


  • Daniel J. Piper of LaSalle, Ill., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 44 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Joseph Su of the University of Arkansas is looking to talk to truckers about their health for a research project. He’ll be at the Eastbound Knoxville Rest area at Mile Marker 67 on Interstate 40 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28.
  • Nov. 11 is the start of the 2019 Truckers for Troops Telethon. That week, you can join OOIDA for a discount. Ten percent of your membership will help send care packages to troops overseas and help returning veterans with OOIDA matching those donations.

Segment 2

Earlier this month, the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada held its second Bridging the Barriers education seminar. Terry Scruton talks with OOIDA member Shelley Uvanile-Hesch about the mission of the organization and why she feels this recent seminar was so important for all truckers in Canada.

Segment 3

Voters in Hillsborough County, Fla., continue to wait for the outcome on a transportation tax they approved close to one year ago. Meanwhile, more states are moving to the internet to help streamline voter registration. Mary McKenna finds out more from OOIDA’s Mike Matousek and Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Segment 4

The National Consumer Complaint Database sounds like something you use to report your broken toaster. It’s actually designed to help truckers who have been coerced into violating the regulations. However, that’s not how it’s working. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.