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Lawsuit sheds light on discrimination against women in trucking industry

November 16, 2020

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Land Line Now, Nov. 16, 2020.

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A trucking terminal is accused of discrimination for not hiring a female truck driver in more than 30 years. We’ll talk with the experts.

Discrimination against women


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA preempts Washington state’s meal and rest break rules; The Brent Spence Bridge is still closed; and it’s like he was trying to get caught.


II. Case spotlights discrimination against women

A trucking terminal has been accused of discrimination for not hiring a female truck driver in more than 30 years. We’ll talk with some experts about the case and the bigger issue: discrimination against women in the industry.


III. Hiring drivers and your insurance

Hiring on a driver might make good business sense in the moment, but there are plenty of things to keep in mind before you do – including the long-lasting effects a hired driver can have on your insurance rates.


IV. What’s a lame duck to do?

And finally: Now that we have a lame duck Congress, what are they working on, and how could it affect your life and business?


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • If you suspect a company of discrimination in any form, contact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 800-669-4000. In Canada, call the Canadian Human Rights Commission 888-214-1090.
  • Truckers can receive vouchers for free flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccinations. Email the St. Christopher Fund at Julie@TruckersFund.org or call 865-544-8145.
  • The OOIDA Foundation is offering a series of free, online classes about changes to the hours of service. You can find it on the OOIDA Business Education page on YouTube or at the OOIDA online education page on OOIDA’s website.
  • Starting Tuesday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Petro in North Little Rock, Ark., located at Exit 161 off Interstate 40. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
  • 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 Questions@OOIDA.com.