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DeFazio plans to work on solving detention time

December 13, 2018

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LLN (12/12/18) – The new House Transportation chair Peter DeFazio plans to work on solving detention time. Also, freight and rates return to normal after a Thanksgiving boost. Diesel prices continue to drop. And what truckers need to know about a quarantine to contain an invasive species of insect.

0:00 – 9:41 – Newscast

9:41 – 24:25 – DeFazio plans to work on solving detention time

24:25 – 39:22 – Freight back to normal; diesel prices down

39:22 – 49:08 – Quarantine to contain invasive bug

Segment 1

Newscast

  • The Missouri Department of Transportation is getting rid of a few historic bridges. Before demolition can be done, federal law requires the bridge to be offered up to a responsible party, provided they agree to maintain it. Up to 80 percent of the demolition costs or what would have been spent to demolish the bridge is potentially available to the person or persons who ends up reusing the bridge. You can find out more and see a list of bridges that are up for offer here.
  • OOIDA is soliciting personal letters or hand-made cards from children to be sent to our troops overseas as part of The Association’s care packages. You can mail them to us at OOIDA Truckers for Troops, PO Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO, 64029, c/o Norita Taylor.
  • Trucker Buddies can nominate their teacher for an Outstanding Teacher of the Month Award – and parents with a child in trucker buddy class can nominate that driver for Outstanding Trucker Buddy of the Month. Go to TruckerBuddy.org.
  • OOIDA has set up a dedicated email for members to send in copies of ELD tickets they receive at roadside. OOIDA asks you include your email address and telephone number. Tickets can be emailed to ELD@OOIDA.com.

Segment 2

The new House Transportation chair plans to work on solving the detention time issue for truckers. Mary McKenna talks with U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio.

Segment 3

Freight, rates return to normal after a Thanksgiving boost. Terry Scruton talks with Mark Montague of DAT.

Also, diesel continues to drop as opposing forces in the oil market cancel each other out. Terry has our weekly update.

Segment 4

A quarantine to contain an invasive species of insect has been established for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Canada and may eventually include parts of New York state. Mark Reddig discusses the Spotted Lanternfly, why it’s a problem and what trucker have to know with Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

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