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New system for diabetic truckers

September 24, 2018


LLN (9/21/18) – We’ll have details of a U.S. DOT final rule that significantly eased life for insulin-dependent diabetic truckers. Also, we’ll go over taxes and fees truckers have to pay just to move down the road. And the problems livestock haulers say they face.

0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast

10:11 – 24:41 – Weight-distances taxes; UCR

24:41 – 39:21 – Livestock hauler problems

39:21 – 49:30 – New system for diabetic truckers

Segment 1


  • The American Transportation Research Institute is asking all trucking industry stakeholders to take five minutes and complete the ATRI 2018 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey helps provide valuable information to help gauge the health and status of the trucking industry. The survey will remain open until the end of September.
  • The Guilty by Association Truck Show takes place next weekend at Four State Trucks in Joplin, Mo. That truck show is celebrating its 10th year, and is also the official 45th anniversary celebration for OOIDA. As part of that, the Association will hold an open house in the tent next to the Spirit at the show. At that time, truckers can meet OOIDA’s executives, the Washington, D.C., staff and some members of the Board of Directors. It takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. And you can find out more about what’s happening at the truck show here.

Segment 2

Truckers have a pack of different taxes and fees they have to pay just to move down the road. Those include UCR and various state weight-distance taxes. Today, Mark Reddig discusses several of those with Brittany Murphy and Crystal Minardi of OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department.

Segment 3

Jon Osburn recently spent time in the heart of Kansas, talking with livestock haulers about the problems they face. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

Segment 4

The U.S. DOT recent issued a final rule that significantly eased life for insulin-dependent diabetics who drives trucks. Mark Reddig gets the details from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.