Work to help truckers continues

April 10, 2020


Land Line Now, April 10, 2020.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has closed much of the government, some people in D.C. are still working to help truckers. Also, pesky little violations.

COVID-19 coronavirus federal response

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA wants Congress to support truckers beyond the national emergency; scammers target small businesses applying for loans; and masks for bunnies? Well, some of them are essential, too – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Pesky little violations

At some point, nearly all truckers will face getting a ticket or citation. And some of them will be for what seems like silly or pesky violations.

III. Barriers to getting authority

A lot of people are considering getting their own authority – but many complications lie in the path of anyone who wants to do that.

IV. COVID-19 doesn’t stop work on truckers’ behalf

The COVID-19 situation has shut down much of our government’s operations, including Congress. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening – including things that could benefit the truckers who are keeping the country operating through the crisis.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email
  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Kingdom City, Mo., at Exit 148 on Interstate 70. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • Be sure to check out the Chrome Shop Mafia and 4 State Trucks. If you have a question about truck mods or technical issues, you can email Bryan at
  • If you want to get your own authority and need help, call OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department at 816-229-5791.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.