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Five nations investigate supply chain price gouging

February 18, 2022

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The U.S. and four other nations are forming a task force to investigate possible price gouging in the supply chain. We’ll also have an update on the sunset of 3G cellphone service and its effect on ELDs.


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The U.S. and four other nations are forming a task force to investigate possible price gouging in the supply chain. We’ll also have an update on the sunset of 3G cellphone service and its effect on ELDs. From a state that won’t do anything about predatory towing practices to another that’s going to bat for truckers to get access to bathrooms at ports, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries. And Marty Ellis says vaccine mandates at the U.S.-Canada border; the planned convoy to D.C.; and the convoy and protests in Canada are all on truckers’ minds.


Catch up on the news with Scott Thompson

The protest crackdown in Ottawa appears to have begun. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expands its probe into Tesla, once again. And the acquisition that’s poised to shake up the reefer market.


Roses and Razzberries

From a state that won’t do anything about predatory towing practices to another that’s going to bat for truckers to get access to bathrooms at ports, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.


Convoys, protests and vaccine mandates

Marty Ellis says vaccine mandates at the U.S.-Canada border, the planned convoy to D.C., and the convoy and protests in Canada are all on truckers’ minds.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • If a carrier, shipper, receiver or broker coerces you to violate the regulations, document the coercive act, then either call 888-368-7238 or file a complaint online to the National Consumer Complaint Database.
  • Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the Petro in West Memphis, Ark. That’s at Exit 280 on Interstate 40 and Exit 4 on Interstate 55. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • If you want to submit a Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can send them here, or visit us on Facebook.
  • Some ELDs may stop functioning starting in 2022 as mobile carriers shut down their 3G networks. Truckers should contact their ELD providers to ask how they plan to upgrade or replace your device. Any questions about the changes can be emailed to ELD@DOT.gov.
  • You can find the OOIDA Foundation’s research on ELDs here.
  • Be sure to check out the Fighting for Truckers website. Remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • Find out how to listen to Land Line Now on TNC Radio.
  • You can donate to the Truckers for Troops fund all year.
  • 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.

 

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