Congressman works to end tax on new trucks

May 3, 2019


LLN (5/3/19) – A congressman works to end the sales tax on new trucks. Also, two truckers involved in the Run for the Wall discuss the annual tribute to veterans. Meanwhile, an invasive insect causes havoc for northeast U.S. agriculture – and truckers could face fines. Jon Osburn experiences Florida heat and hurricane damage, and prepares for a new Spirit truck. And lawmakers try to ease hours of service for livestock haulers.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:43 – Run for the Wall

24:43-39:38 – Spotted Lantern Fly; new Spirit

39:38-49:23 – Tax on new trucks; Hours of Service for livestock haulers

Segment 1


  • OOIDA has recognized Bill E. Ater Jr. of Arlington, Texas, for 18 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. To learn more, click here. And you can read about our latest batch of safe drivers here: OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records.

Segment 2

Every year, motorcyclists take part in the Run for the Wall – a coast-to-coast ride honoring our veterans. And it’s coming up soon. Mary McKenna talks with OOIDA members and veterans David Talley, a ride organizer, and Dave Jungeblut, who takes part this year.

Segment 3

An invasive insect is causing havoc for agriculture in the northeast portion of the U.S. – and trucker could even face fines for not follow required procedures to fight it. Mark Reddig finds out what you need to know from Jim Jefferson of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.

Jon Osburn is experiencing Florida heat, viewing last year’s hurricane damage and getting ready for a new Spirit truck. Mark talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

Segment 4

A congressman is working to end the sales tax on new trucks. Mark Reddig covers that, plus an effort to ease Hours of Service for livestock haulers, with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.