How “Convoy” came to be

June 7, 2018


LLN (6/6/18) – The story told by the classic trucking tune “Convoy” starts on the sixth of June, which is also the anniversary of Land Line Now going on air. We’ll have the story of how that song came to be. Also on today’s show: Freight and rates remain strong.

0:00 – 9:56 – Newscast

9:56 – 24:08 – Convoy Part I – How a classic came to be

24:08 – 39:00 – Convoy Part II – The trucks of “Convoy”

39:00 – 49:16  – Market Update – strong freight and rates

Segments 2 and 3

In celebration of our anniversary today, we’ll have the story of how “Convoy” came about, including a conversation with the man himself, C.W. McCall – and we’ll talk about some of the trucks he referenced in the classic tune.

Segment 4

Freight and rates remain strong through Memorial Day week, but Roadcheck could have an impact as well. Terry Scruton talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT, a company that provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

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