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More truck parking out West; less back East

June 25, 2018

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LLN (6/22/18) – A Nevada town has put out the welcome mat for truckers, including plans to address truck parking. We’ll have that, plus: a running truck parking problem in Virginia; and a suit against a major carrier over meal and rest breaks.

0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast

10:10 – 25:42 – North Las Vegas looks to add truck parking

25:42 – 40:34 – Virginia cracks down on truck parking

40:34 – 50:47 – J.B. Hunt suit over breaks heads to court

Segment 1

The Iowa DOT is seeking public comments on a plan that could potentially close as many as 11 full-service rest areas and 15 parking-only rest areas across the state in the coming years. Comments are being accepted through September of 2019. You can offer your opinions here.

 

Dan Wallwork of Burnt River, Ontario, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 46 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Segment 2

Many towns have said no way to truck parking or truck stops within their borders. But a few have put out the welcome mat for truckers, seeing them as a positive influence and an economic benefit. The latest town to join that list is North Las Vegas, Nevada. Mary McKenna has a report.

Segment 3

Jon Osburn is hearing about truck parking, an issue nationwide that’s especially severe in Virginia. That problem has been made worse by a crackdown on truckers parking in one of the few places available to them. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker. See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” Schedule.

Segment 4

A suit against JB Hunt over meal and rest breaks is now going to trial after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the carrier’s attempts to stop it. Mark Reddig finds out more from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.