Land Line Now, Dec. 23, 2019.
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For years now, Meals for 18 Wheels has provided hot meals to drivers stuck out on the road on holidays. Also, a rough year for the St. Christopher Fund.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
From rising trucker turnover and a fuel card lawsuit to mysterious ooze and cross-border trade, it’s all that matters in trucking today.
II. Meals for 18 Wheels – Christmas cheer on a plate
Several years ago, a group of truckers decided to address a problem – the number of truckers who were out on the road on holidays, away from family. And their solution involved a home-cooked meal.
III. A rough year for the St. Christopher Fund
The St. Christopher Fund is a success – having provided $3 million since it was founded to help truckers and their families. But 2019 was a rough year for truckers and the fund. Also, we’ll have a new trucking Christmas carol inspired by longtime trucking writer Bill Hudgins.
IV. The mythical driver shortage strikes again
An Ohio bill meant to alleviate the mythical driver shortage has drawn OOIDA’s opposition, while a tax overhaul would benefit transportation in Utah.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
- Visit the Meals for 18 Wheels Facebook page to learn more the program.
- Find out more about the Christopher Truckers Relief Fund on their website.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State