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How will you pay for highways?

November 29, 2018


LLN (11/28/18) – We’ll have some end-of-year tax-planning tips for small businesses. Also, Thanksgiving week sees a lull in freight and rates; diesel prices continue to drop; and a Senate hearing offers a preview of the debate of highway funding – meaning, how you will pay for highways.

Segment 1


  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting a Crash Preventability Demonstration Program and is looking for more participation from small motor carriers. Find out how you can participate here.
  • OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The white 2003 Kenworth T600 has “Danways Express” written on both sides of the truck. It was last seen on Peachtree Street in Balch Springs, Texas. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery.
    • Find more information on the Kenworth T600.
    • Or you can see more TRACER alerts.
    • Or call (202) 246-2698 if you have information.

Segment 2

It’s the end of the year, and for most folks, that means planning holiday parties and making New Year’s Resolutions. But it’s also a time for small businesses to be thinking about their taxes. Terry Scruton gets some end-of-the-year preparation advice from John Ewing of Trucker’s Helper.

Segment 3

Thanksgiving week sees a lull in freight and rates, but reefer gets some unexpected gains. Terry talks with Mark Montague of DAT.

Also: Diesel continues to drop as the oil market remains oversupplied. Terry has this week’s report.

Segment 4

A hearing in the U.S. Senate is offering a preview of where Congress may be headed in terms of building and maintaining highways, as well as how they plan to pay for it. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.