How will Georgia Senate election affect truckers’ lives?

January 6, 2021


Land Line Now, Jan. 6, 2021.

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The Georgia Senate election appears to have shifted control of that chamber to Democrats. We’ll explain what that means for trucking.

Transportation issues Georgia Senate election

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The Department of Labor issues a final rule on worker classification. OOIDA urges North Dakota lawmakers to say no to longer, heavier trucks. And the naked truth about an Australian fugitive.

II. Nine-year-old boss? This trucker has one

Imagine having a 9-year-old boy as your boss – a boss who’s still learning his multiplication and division. One trucker in Alabama doesn’t have to imagine it, because it’s his reality.

III. Freight rates start the year right

It’s a new year, and capacity is starting off tight, keeping rates on the upswing.

IV. Georgia Senate election – how it affects trucking

The Georgia election appears to have been won by the two Democratic candidates, which will shift not only those two seats, but control of the U.S. Senate. So what does that mean for trucking issues?

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  • Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • 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 and we’ll get back to you.
  • Starting tomorrow, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Petro in Sparks, Nev. That’s at Exit 21 off Interstate 80. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon is also giving away free protective masks.
  • Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
  • 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.
  • 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