Free meals for truckers? Yes, it’s real

October 21, 2020


Land Line Now, Oct. 21, 2020.

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Thanks to a work clothing company and a well-known restaurant, truckers can get free meals, no strings attached. Also, ice-free LED lights.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Four more people are indicted in a truck crash scheme in New Orleans; former Pilot president Mark Hazelwood wants to end his home confinement; and a new definition of the term “going nuclear” – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Free meals for truckers

We’ll explain how truckers can get free meals, no strings attached. Also, if you have an LED headlight, you know they are prone to freeze up in winter, so we’ll tell you about a new product that removes that problem. And we’ll tell you who has the honor of transporting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Colorado to Washington, D.C., and.

III. Rates – good, but flat

Rates are beginning to flatten but are still high for October thanks to imbalanced networks and tight capacity.

IV. Preview – the final presidential debate

Tomorrow, the two candidates for president of the United States will face off for the final time in a debate before the election. What will they discuss that matters to truckers? Will transportation be a topic at all?

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • 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
  • The Kansas DOT has released an updated version of its statewide traffic website with new features specifically for truckers.
  • Virginia’s Interstate 81 Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 23 that will be open to the public. Truck parking is scheduled to be on the agenda. You can get the details here.
  • Police in Pennsylvania are investigating two instances of rocks being thrown at trucks on Interstate 81. The incidents happened at Exit 107 on Oct. 9 and Oct. 15. If you have information call the Pennsylvania State Police Jonestown Patrol Unit at 717-865-2194.
  • Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Petro in Carlisle, Pa., located at Exit 52 off Interstate 81 and Exit 226 off Interstate 76. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
  • The Trucker Tab campaign is offering commercial truck drivers a free meal. If you’d like to sign up or make a donation you can find the details on The Trucker Tab website. The deadline to apply is Oct. 25.
  • 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.