Rates start to climb; long road ahead

May 27, 2020

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Land Line Now, May 27, 2020.

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The long, slow climb continues for freight rates, but a difficult road lies ahead. Also, the broker vs. trucker battle over transparency continues.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A toll road organization seeks $9.2 billion in recovery money; cargo thefts were up in the first quarter; and why did the geese cross the road? – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. A futuristic approach to the past

A truck show that embraces the past is now looking to the future because of the coronavirus. Also, two OOIDA members do a series of interviews for a national television program detailing their recovery from the virus, and we explain how the St. Christopher Fund helped them and others.


III. Freight rates face a long recovery

The long, slow climb continues for freight and rates, but a difficult road lies ahead.


IV. OOIDA fires back at broker group

After a brokers’ organization fired a salvo at truckers over transparency issues, OOIDA has gone to Congress to make the case for requiring brokers to follow regulations that have long been on the books.


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