Land Line Now, Oct. 20, 2021.
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What makes demand on some lanes, with certain freight types, red hot while others remain stone cold? Dean Croke of DAT has the answer.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
New bill in Ontario, Canada would mandate that businesses allow truckers to use their bathrooms. CVSA releases results from Brake Safety Week enforcement blitz. And an artist pays tribute to The Simpsons with a clever take on Marge’s name.
II. It’s time to play ‘paperwork or consequences’
No one gets into trucking to do paperwork. But if you’re running your own trucking business, it’s a necessity. Failing to do mandatory paperwork could earn you a huge fine, back payments, or in extreme cases, getting shut down. We’ll review some of the basics.
III. Freight: Why it’s hot here, not there
What makes demand on some lanes, with certain freight types, red hot, while others remain stone cold? Dean Croke of DAT says he’s been getting that question quite a lot over the past 18 months. We’ll share his answer, and take a look at the latest trends and numbers in the spot market.
IV. Infrastructure bill, budget reconciliation update
The bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget reconciliation remain bogged down in Congress, as representatives and senators try to work out enough of their differences to get something done.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Starting Thursday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the TA in Missoula, Mont. That’s at Exit 96 off Interstate 90. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- See everything OOIDA’s Business Services Department has to offer here. And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- 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.