Infrastructure financing is front and center in D.C. next week

May 17, 2019


LLN (5/17/19) – Infrastructure financing is front and center in D.C. next week. House Democrats and the President will meet for a second time next week in D.C. reportedly to put together a plan financing the $2 trillion package. Plus heroic deeds and misleading mainstream headlines – we’ve got both on Roses and Razzberries. Meanwhile, what do you do if you have an outdated medical form for your next exam? We’ll have advice. Plus rising fuel costs and cheap freight – find out what drivers are talking about when we check in with Jon Osburn, driver of the Spirit. And find out how a fast food hash brown turned into a bitter fight in Connecticut.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:43 –The good, bad and the ugly in this edition of Roses and Razzberries.

24:43-39:38 – When is a hash brown only a hash brown. Tyler Fisher shares his thoughts. Advice on out of date medical forms. Plus, fuel and freight comments from the road.

39:38-49:22 –Infrastructure financing is front and center in D.C. next week.

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A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board on a fatal crash involving a Tesla and a truck in March has determined that the Tesla’s autopilot was engaged at the time of the crash.

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From a heroic trucker in Germany to a villainous company in Texas, Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna tell you who’s been good and who’s been bad in the news. If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can submit those here, or visit us on Facebook.

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The humble hash brown sends matters to court in Connecticut. Tyson Fisher shares his thoughts.

When you find the right cause, you’ll likely fight to the bitter end – even if that cause involves a fast food hash brown. Land Line Magazine’s Tyson Fisher offers a few thoughts.

Gary Wright of OOIDA’s Business Services Department advices drivers on how to handle out-of-date medical forms.

  • Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection online.
  • You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does, here.
  • And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
  • Forms with upcoming expiration dates include:
    • Medical Certificate, MCSA-5876, expires on 11/30/2021.
    • Medical Long Form, MCSA-5875, expires on 9/30/2019.
    • MCS-90 FMCSA copy, MCS-90, expires on 1/31/2020.
    • I-9, USCIS Form I-9, expires on 8/31/2019.
    • BOC-3, Form BOC-3, expires on 1/31/2020.

Few things are more basic to trucking than what you pay for fuel and what you get paid to haul the load. Jon Osburn has been hearing plenty about both. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker. See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” Schedule.

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Infrastructure financing is front and center in D.C. next week. House Democrats and President Trump meet next week to discuss the funding for an infrastructure package. Collin Long with OOIDA’s Washington D.C. office has the latest.