Listen to truckers, OOIDA tells Senate

February 4, 2020


Land Line Now, Feb. 4, 2020.

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Congress needs to listen to truckers, OOIDA told senators today, if they want to improve highway safety. Also, Connecticut truck-only tolls get closer.

truckers OOIDA's Lewie Pugh arguing for more control and flexibility for driver over hours of service.

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A trucker’s quick thinking saves dozens of lives; brothers are ordered to pay millions in fraud scheme; and an interstate closure could cause chaos – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. The over-the-counter alternative

Over-the-counter medications can often be combined to manage pain and other problems better than prescription meds, and with fewer side effects. Also, tips about how you can avoid the flu.

III. Truck-only tolls coming, but delayed

Connecticut is still headed toward truck-only tolls, but a few bumps have formed in the state’s path forward. Also, a toll road study in Michigan.

IV. OOIDA: Listen to truckers if you want safer roads

OOIDA told a Senate committee that they should listen to truckers if safer roads is the goal. It was part of a hearing covering the state of the trucking industry.

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