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Highway Fund bailout gains traction

June 23, 2020


Land Line Now, June 23, 2020.

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For years, we’ve heard about the Highway Trust Fund’s slow march toward insolvency. Now, another plan to bail it out has emerged. Also, fifth wheel options.

COVID-19 highway trust fund

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Firefighters make progress in battling an Arizona wildfire; I-94 in Minneapolis will close overnight tonight; and a suspicious package causes a stink – literally – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Making that 5th Wheel shine

In terms of either improving your truck’s function or making it shine, one vital part often gets overlooked – the humble fifth wheel. We’ll discuss what your options are.

III. Michigan looks at tolls

Michigan is taking a hard look at tolls and local road funding aid, while a Pennsylvania effort to revamp notification rules for CDL violations is underway.

IV. Highway Trust Fund bailout proposed

For years, we’ve been hearing about the Highway Trust Fund’s slow march toward insolvency. Now, yet another plan to bail it out – at least, for now – has emerged.

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