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Efforts to improve CSA in trouble

August 21, 2019

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LLN (8/21/19) –
Efforts to improve CSA – the safety scoring system at FMCSA – are in jeopardy. That was the warning OOIDA sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee about a dangerous policy rider. Also, we’ll share the stories of two truckers – one who turned a truck into a boat and one who stepped up to help a local veteran’s group get a very special load across the country. Freight volume has been declining for nearly all modes of shipping, except trucking. And Diesel prices have dropped again this week.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast

10:10-24:59 – Meet a trucker who has turned a truck into a boat and another that has stepped to assist veterans

24:59 -39:14 – Capacity far outpaces demand in freight

39:14-49:12 – OOIDA sends letter to Senate Appropriations to stop harmful legislation

Segment 1

Newscast

Segment 2

OOIDA life member Jeff Foster of Superior, Minn., shares his story about how he built a pontoon boat from a 1988 Peterbilt. We’ll also hear the story of OOIDA member Eric Dashiell of Hampden, Maine, who stepped up to help a local veteran’s group get a very special load across the country. Terry Scruton has their stories.

  • You can view a photo gallery of the truck turned pontoon below:

Segment 3

Freight volume has been declining for almost all modes for shipping, except one. Mary McKenna and Mark Montague of DAT report that trucking is the one exception, especially in spot market trucking. Unfortunately, capacity is still far outpacing demand. DAT provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

Diesel prices went down across the board, dropping the average cost per gallon to just below $3. Mary McKenna offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

Segment 4

OOIDA is warning the senate appropriations committee about a dangerous policy rider which could do irreparable harm to work underway to improve the flawed CSA scoring system. Mary McKenna gets the details from Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington D.C. Office.

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