Land Line Now, June 3, 2020.
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Jesse James Dupree of the band “Jackyl” has a new song dedicated to truck drivers. We’ll find out what inspired him to write “It Didn’t Fall from the Sky.”
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
House Democrats unveil their version of the next highway bill; protests continue to present challenges for truck drivers; and one crazy cat’s even crazier journey – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Jesse James Dupree song honors truckers
Jesse James Dupree, lead singer of the band “Jackyl,” is out with a new song that isn’t just dedicated to truck drivers – it’s about them. We’ll find out what inspired him to write “It Didn’t Fall from the Sky.”
III. A holiday boost to freight and rates
Freight and rates’ long, slow climb to recovery got a bit of a boost last week from the holiday and the end of the month.
IV. A very good highway bill for truckers
The details of the proposed highway bill are out. We’ll go over the details and what they could mean to you.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
- 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 Questions@OOIDA.com.
- ATRI is asking truckers to participate in its annual Operational Costs of Trucking survey. You can find more information and take the survey here.
- Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the TA in Laurel, Mont. That’s at Exit 437 on Interstate 90. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Get more information about the freight market.
- 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.