Having your lawmaker’s undivided attention

September 13, 2019


(LLN 9/13/19) – A great way to share your thoughts on trucking issues while having your lawmaker’s undivided attention is a one-on-one conversation in the cab of your truck. We’ve got details of a recent ride-along between OOIDA member Randy Martin and his Pennsylvania congressman, Republican Lloyd Smucker. Keeping your truck running is vital. Learn about some overlooked items in your truck’s regular maintenance. And the so-called driver shortage and younger interstate drivers – make sure your lawmakers know the truth on both issues.

0:00-10:11   – Newscast

10:11-24:45 – OOIDA member Randy Martin talks issues during a ride-along.

24:45-38:51 – Learn about some often-overlooked maintenance items to keep your truck humming

38:51-48:20 – Make sure your lawmakers know the truth about the so-called driver shortage.

Segment 1


Segment 2

Everyone has their own standard maintenance list for their truck. But some items are frequently overlooked and might get missed. Our producer Barry Spillman and Host Mark Reddig talk with Bryan Martin of the Chrome Shop Mafia.

Segment 3

Mary McKenna chats with OOIDA member Randy Martin about his recent ride-along with Pennsylvania Congressman Lloyd Smucker, and she’ll delve into some of the issues they discussed while he had his lawmaker’s undivided attention.  Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office helped organize the trip. Plus, Mary chats with Congressman Smucker to get his reaction.

Segment 4

The driver shortage problem is a myth that continues to circulate. Mary McKenna and Bryce Mongeon with OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office talk about it. They’ll also have the latest on the DRIVE-Safe Act, which would establish a program for under-21 interstate drivers, and how important it is for truckers to let their lawmakers know the truth on both issues.