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How to choose a used truck

March 4, 2019

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LLN (3/1/19) – Bryan Martin shares advice on how to choose a used truck. Also, large carriers want to increase twin trailer lengths from 28 feet to 33. Meanwhile, rumors are spreading about the split sleeper berth rule. A push to allow 18-year-olds to drive trucks interstate is based on the claimed driver shortage. And what federal transportation officials are saying about automated vehicles, transportation funding and more.


0:00-9:26 – Newscast

9:26-24:13 – Choosing a used truck

24:13-39:07 – Twin 33s; split sleeper; driver shortage

39:07-48:51 – Feds on automated vehicles, etc.

Segment 1

Newscast

Segment 2

When you’re in the market for a used truck, you often are faced with dissimilar products, hard comparisons and a tough decision. Our producer Barry Spillman and host Mark Reddig discuss a recent case with Bryan Martin of the Chrome Shop Mafia.

Segment 3

Large carriers are pushing to increase twin trailer lengths from 28 feet to 33. Mark Reddig discusses truckers’ reaction to that with Jon Osburn, captain of the Spirit of the American Trucker. Read some of our previous coverage:

Meanwhile, the rumor mill is hard at work, this time with incorrect information about the split sleeper berth rule. Mark talks with Trevor Williams of OOIDA’s Compliance Department.

  • You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does, here.
  • And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.

And a push to allow 18-year-olds to drive trucks interstate is based on the claimed driver shortage. Mark gets the facts from Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

Segment 4

Top federal transportation officials spoke with week to state highway officials. The topics: automated vehicles, transportation funding and more. Mark Reddig talks with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

 

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