LLN (7/22/19) – Lease-purchase deals raise serious questions and are usually bad for the trucker. We’ll have some advice. Also, air pressure runs numerous systems on a truck, so keeping it working is a priority. We’ll discuss the story behind the stories in the latest issue of Land Line Magazine. And we’ll offer an update on a problem faced by some car haulers, the proposed pilot program for under-21 drivers, and a UPS request to get out of some upcoming driver training requirements.
0:00-9:57 – Newscast
9:57-24:42 – Keeping your air system running
24:42-39:40– The latest from Land Line Magazine; lease-purchase advice
39:40-49:34– Car haulers; under-21 drivers; UPS driver training exemption request
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to take a closer look at the problem of harassment and assaults among female and minority truck drivers, and is planning a study. When the study is posted on the Federal Register, you can comment at regulations.gov.
- An officer for the Kilgore, Texas, Police Department responded to a noise complaint and found a woman’s 22nd birthday party, he asked them to turn down the music, and then showed off his bull-riding skills. You can see the video here.
- The OOIDA Foundation has EPA grants to pay for 25 percent of the cost for an APU. Drivers need to have a model year 1996 through 2006 truck, and be based in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa or Nebraska. OOIDA membership is not required, but OOIDA members can get discounts on EPA-approved units. Go to OOIDAFoundation.org for details.
- Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at Shell Rotella SuperRigs at the Trails Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minn., at Exit 11 off Interstates 35 and 90. Stop in, say hi to Jon and Sassi, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule.
Few things are more important to safety than working brakes, and those depend on air pressure. Mark Reddig gets some advice on how to keep it all working from maintenance experts Kevin Lindsey and Jerry Bodkins of TA-Petro Travel Centers.
- You can find more on truck repair and maintenance from TA Petro here.
- If you have questions for Kevin and Jerry, email them at AskTATruckService@ta-petro.com.
From an OOIDA Board Member paying tribute to his late friend and a congressman with a trucking background to a tale of a stubborn man and a hash brown, Terry Scruton gets the lowdown on the latest issue of Land Line Magazine from Jami Jones, Mark Schremmer and Tyson Fisher.
- Be sure to check out “Legacy lives on.”
- You can read more about the hash brown saga from “A hash brown v. state of Connecticut.”
- Also read “A trucking family.”
- If you’re a trucker not receiving the magazine and you’d like to you can sign up here. It’s free!
- You can also subscribe to the Land Line News Nightcap.
Many truckers have serious questions when offered a lease-purchase deal. Mark Reddig discusses what one trucker asked about – and the answers – with Adam Kleinschmidt of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.
- Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection.
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance Department does here.
- You can contact them at 816-229-5791.
Recently, we updated you on bills in Congress that could create costly mandates for you. Mark Reddig talks about some of the issues from the regulatory perspective with OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.
- Matousek provided an update on an issued faced by some auto transporters. You can learn more here: OOIDA backs bill clarifying ‘automobile transporters’ definition.
- He also discussed an effort to create a new pilot program using drivers under 21 years of age to haul freight interstate.
- Read more about the issue:
- View OOIDA’s complete guide to Regulatory Issues.
- If you have questions you would like answered you can call our Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.
- Finally, he covered a UPS effort to avoid complying with some of the new driver training requirements.
- You can read more from Land Line Magazine:
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.