Hauling the Capitol Christmas tree

December 24, 2018


LLN (12/21/18) – How does the Capitol Christmas tree get from one end of the country to the other safely and securely? We’ll find out about hauling the Capitol Christmas tree. Also, Jon Osburn offers tips to avoid cold and flu season. We’ll have another of our trucking Christmas carols. And what’s next now that a bill on automated vehicles has died.

0:00 – 9:41 – Newscast

9:41 – 24:25 – Capitol Christmas tree

24:25 – 39:22 – Avoiding colds and flu

39:22 – 49:11 – Next on automated vehicles

Segment 1


Segment 2

Earlier this year the Capitol Christmas tree made a stop in Kansas City on its way to Washington, D.C. Terry Scruton was there to talk with the drivers, as well as the U.S. Forest Service, about how they get that tree from one end of the country to the other safely and securely.

Segment 3

Cold and flu season are definitely here – and as usual, Jon Osburn is drawing on his background as a Navy medic and EMT to help truckers avoid the illness. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker. Also, we’ll have another of our trucking Christmas carols, inspired by longtime trucking writer Bill Hudgins and performed by former Land Line staff David Tanner.

Segment 4

A bill that was supposed to set the tone for the development of automated vehicles has died. So what killed it, and what’s the new plan? Mark Reddig finds out from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

OOIDA Board election information

Between now and Jan. 31, OOIDA members have a chance to choose some of the people who will run the organization that represents them. Ballots have already been sent out to members to vote for nominees for the Association’s Board of Directors. And a section of the OOIDA website allows members to vote online as well.

Linda Allen, OOIDA Board nominee.

Brad Peterson, OOIDA Board nominee .

Rodney Morine, OOIDA Board nominee.

Danny Schnautz, OOIDA Board nominee.

Kristopher Peters, OOIDA Board nominee.

Stephen Saunders, OOIDA Board nominee.

Carl Smith, OOIDA Board nominee.