Didn’t fall from the sky

September 18, 2020


Land Line Now, Sept. 18, 2020.

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The products on store shelves didn’t fall from the sky, and now there’s a song that reflects that sentiment. Plus, will legal challenges delay HOS changes?

Jesse James Dupree fall from the sky

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA voices concerns over the FMCSA’s Beyond Compliance program; a major closure is coming to I-5 in Washington and Oregon this weekend; and the dumb driver of the day award goes to…

II. Didn’t fall from the sky

Jesse James Dupree is a busy man. You probably know him as the lead singer of Jackyl, but he’s also got his own whiskey brand and campground site – and now he’s got a new song called “It Didn’t Fall from the Sky,” which is dedicated to the American truck driver. We talk to Dupree about what inspired him to write the song, his lifelong appreciation of drivers and the documentary about the trucking industry he’s working on.

III. Fanciest truck stop showers around

From the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in South Dakota and whoopie pies to the fanciest truck stop showers around, we’ll check in with the skipper of OOIDA’s tour truck.

IV. Legal challenge to HOS changes

The hours-of-service rule changes that are set to go into effect later this month are being challenged in court. What that could mean for the timeline.

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  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
  • 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 Questions@OOIDA.com.
  • You can check latest road information for states affected by hurricanes and wildfires below:
  • The Chrome Shop Mafia has delayed the Guilty by Association Truck Show until 2021. However, they will offer a live streaming event Sept. 25. Find out more here.
  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds at 100 N. Lyon Blvd. in Sioux Falls, S.D. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon has free face masks as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccine vouchers.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.