Hauling Christmas cheer across the country

December 9, 2020


Land Line Now, Dec. 9, 2020.

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Two truckers haul some Christmas cheer across the country during a pandemic. Plus, freight and rates get a post-Thanksgiving bump, but it likely won’t last.

Capitol Christmas TreeI. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Your Truckers for Troops donations pay off; workers claim a trucking company lied about hazardous materials; and Canadian kindness goes all the way to Alaska.

II. U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The two truckers tasked with getting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C., this year tell us what it was like hauling Christmas cheer across the country during a pandemic.

III. Freight and rates enjoy post-holiday bump

Freight and rates got a post-Thanksgiving bump last week, but it likely won’t last.

IV. COVID relief talks

Tracking the likelihood of COVID-19 relief for the everyday American before the holidays.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • You can find more information about Veterans Community Project online.
  • Enforcement for the Unified Carrier Registration plan is set to begin on Jan. 1. If you have questions about how to file your UCR payments, you can call OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department at 816-229-5791.
  • Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the TA in Tooele, Utah, located at Exit 99 off Interstate 80. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
  • Find out more about the Truckers Final Mile program here.
  • Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers 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.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email