Land Line Now, Nov. 24, 2021.
Click on the play button to hear our latest podcast.
It’s a holiday week, and freight is flying out the door. Stephen Petit of DAT talks about how that affects demand for trucks and spot rates.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
The latest on vaccine mandates. Parts of California suffer fuel shortages. And Mr. Jack Daniels’ overseas trip is cut short.
II. $1 billion in infrastructure grants
The U.S. DOT is preparing to issue grants for various infrastructure projects – with up to $1 billion dollars being on the line. We’ll cover that – plus more on the 3G sunset and how it might affect your ELD.
III. Freight rates get a holiday boost
It’s a holiday week, and freight is flying out the door. Stephen Petit of DAT joins us to talk about how that’s affecting demand for trucks and spot rates. Then he breaks down the latest numbers and trends on the spot market.
IV. The problem of staged accidents
Staged accidents continue to be a problem that plague the trucking industry. Mike Matousek, OOIDA director of state legislative affairs, stops by to talk about what’s being done to cut down the criminals who are trying to make an easy buck at the expense of truckers.
Subscribe to Land Line Now
Go to Land Line Now on the Bullhorn app, or the Bullhorn website’s Land Line Now page, and click on the follow button. Bullhorn lets you listen to our program without using limited data on your cellphone plan – by allowing you to listen through a phone call.
Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA in Barstow, Calif. That’s at Exit 178 off Interstate 15. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
- 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.