Lucas Oil

Life in the fast lane

August 9, 2018


LLN (8/8/18) – Living life in the fast lane – literally – can take a toll on truckers’ health. We’ll have that, plus: more loads for vans and reefers; diesel prices drop, but only a little; and the surprising results of a recent test of self-driving cars.

0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast

10:10 – 24:50 – Fast living and your health

24:50 – 40:12 – Van and reefer loads up; diesel down

40:12 – 50:22 – Bad news for driverless cars


Segment 1

OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The blue 2007 Freightliner Conventional ST120 has “Highway Freight Systems” written on the doors. It was last seen on Norma Street in Dallas, Texas. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery.

  • Find more information on the 2007 Freightliner;
  • See more TRACER alerts;
  • Call 202-246-2698 if you have information.

Segment 2

Truckers are on the move, they face pressures from schedule, regulations, shippers, receivers, other drivers and on and on. That constant stress can have a huge effect on your health, your well-being, your quality of life and even how long you live. Mark Reddig talks to Dr. John McElligott of the St. Christopher Fund about living life in the fast lane. You can find out more about the St. Christopher Fund at

Segment 3

Load posts are up for vans and reefers, but flatbed continues to fall. Terry Scruton talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT, a company that provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

  • Visit their website,;
  • Or you can call them at 800-547-5417;
  • Be sure to check out their blog;
  • Chat with them on Twitter;
  • And find out more on the OOIDA Members Edge website;
  • You can call OOIDA Members Edge at 866-487-8253.


Diesel prices went down slightly in nearly all U.S. regions, but showed little change overall. Terry Scruton offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

Segment 4

A recent test of self-driving cars by an insurance industry group revealed some surprising factors about those vehicles. Mark Reddig discusses that and more with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.