Big Rig Lending

Idaho state representative says she has a personal reason for backing truckers

August 7, 2019

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LLN (8/7/19) –
An Idaho state representative says she has a very personal reason for backing truckers everywhere. Also, freight trends are mixed, with a slowdown for the first few days of the month. Diesel prices continued a slow and steady decline. An oil expert offers his take on crude price trends. And left unresolved in the new highway bill is how to pay for it, and an attempt to divert funds away from roads.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast

10:10-24:59 – State representative supports truckers

24:59 -39:14 – Freight trends; diesel prices; oil price trends

39:14-49:07 – How to pay for a new highway bill

Segment 1

Newscast

Segment 2

Idaho State Rep. Ilana Rubel has been a vocal defendant of three truck drivers facing felony drug charges for hauling loads of industrial hemp in that state. But beyond the headlines, she has a very personal reason for backing truckers – both those in the case, and truckers everywhere. Terry Scruton and Land Line Magazine’s Greg Grisolano get the full story.

  • Rubel and her family were rescued by a pair of truckers along Interstate 80 in Wyoming back in 2000. If you think you might know who they are, call OOIDA’s main number at 816-229-5791 and ask for Terry Scruton or Greg Grisolano.
  • You can read Greg’s magazine story, ‘I can never do enough to thank them.’

Segment 3

Trends are mixed, with a slowdown for the first few days of the month. Mary McKenna covers that, plus an attractive tri-haul in the Northeast, with Mark Montague of DAT. DAT provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

Diesel prices continue a slow and steady decline. Mary McKenna covers that, and talks with Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service to get his take on trends in the price of crude.

Segment 4

We have the first step in the new highway bill, courtesy of a Senate committee. But still unresolved is how to pay for it – and now, we have a new issue with highway funds being diverted away from roads. Mark Reddig finds out what’s going on from Bryce Mongeon of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

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