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Highway bill: full of poison pills and one pleasant surprise

June 4, 2021

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Land Line Now, June 4, 2021.

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The highway bill is full of poison pills, but also one pleasant surprise. Plus, the unnamed trucker who saved a woman from a bad situation.


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A new highway bill proposal has some good news – but mostly bad news – for truckers; OOIDA would like the DOT to take a closer look at a bunch of burdensome regulations; and a sign of summer on Smugglers’ Notch.


II. Roses and Razzberries

From an unnamed trucker who saved a woman from a bad situation to members of Congress who still just don’t get it, Roses and Razzberries takes a look at who’s been good and who’s been bad.


III. Spirit at the ATHS show

The OOIDA tour truck is in good company this weekend at the American Truck Historical Society show.


IV. Highway bill analysis

We finally know what’s inside the House highway bill, and as expected, it’s full of poison pills – but there was one pleasant surprise inside.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the ATHS National Convention and Truck Show. That’s at 4808 S. Valley Pike in Harrisonburg, Va. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can submit those here.
  • 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.
  • If you’ve been hauling COVID-19 vaccines across the country in recent weeks, we want to hear from you for a story we’re working on. Just send an email to LandLineNow@OOIDA.com and we’ll get back to you.
  • 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 Questions@OOIDA.com.