ELD shortage? It’s complicated

June 2, 2021


Land Line Now, June 2, 2021.

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ELD shortage

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A coalition speaks out against allowing interstate truckers under 21; Daimler issues two significant recalls; and the kids are all right, but they need a vacation.

II. ELD shortage, Modes newsletter, ATHS Show and Wheel Jam

You may have heard about an ELD shortage – and while there’s some truth to it, the full story is a bit more complicated. A national reporter revives a newsletter dedicated to trucking issues. And in a sign that things are returning to normal, two truck shows are being held this weekend.

III. Mixed signals on freight and rates

Some market reports are sending mixed signals on freight and rates.

IV. Long-haul driver age limit

The new fight against lowering the age limit for long-haul drivers from 21 to 18.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • You can find information about Virginia’s Transform 66 project, including rest area closures, here.
  • Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the ATHS National Convention and Truck Show. That’s at 4808 S. Valley Pike in Harrisonburg, Va. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • You can subscribe here to Rachel Premack’s weekly Modes newsletter.
  • Find the details for Wheel Jam here and the ATHS convention here.
  • Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
  • 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.
  • If you’ve been hauling COVID-19 vaccines across the country in recent weeks, we want to hear from you for a story we’re working on. Just send an email to LandLineNow@OOIDA.com and we’ll get back to you.
  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the 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.