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Freight rates better, but for how long?

July 29, 2020

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Land Line Now, July 29, 2020.

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Freight rates are rising on average, but the pandemic has led to a volatile marketplace, so your mileage may vary. Also, local transportation ballot issues.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Texas waives HOS regs in response to Hurricane Hanna. Oklahoma raises the speed limit on some of its turnpikes, and an Australian pub gets its feathers ruffled over some unwanted guests.


II. Freight rates looking good

Freight rates are rising on average, but the pandemic is creating a volatile marketplace, so your mileage may vary.


III. Local voters to decide on road funding

Sacramento voters will not get to vote on a transportation tax, while voters in one Washington state town will.


IV. Next stimulus could put more cash in your pocket

Americans could be in for another $1,200 check, and small trucking operations that received a government loan might be able to get another. We’ll have details about the Republican COVID-19 relief bill and negotiations with Democrats.


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