Why no infrastructure plan yet?

July 19, 2018


LLN (7/18/18) – Why is there no infrastructure plan yet? We’ll find out. Plus, load posts are higher and load to truck ratios lower; an update on a truck unloading fee in Kentucky; diesel prices are fractionally lower; an update on some disturbing messages left in a truck stop; an in-depth look at the National Academy of Sciences CSA study; and results of the CVSA’s Brake Safety Week.

0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast

10:10 – 24:52 – Infrastructure plan; truck unloading fee

24:52 – 39:43 – July freight slump; diesel prices drop

39:43 – 49:54 – CSA study; Brake Safety Week


Segment 1


Segment 2

In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump pledged to spend $1 trillion dollars on infrastructure. However, that promise has yet to materialize. Mary McKenna talks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Segment 3

Truckers are back to work after the July 4th holiday, sending load posts higher and lowering load to truck ratios as we head into the typical mid-July slump. Mary McKenna talks to Mark Montague with DAT, a company that provides market information for owner-operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

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The average price of diesel is fractionally lower this week. However, dropping crude old prices could mean cheaper diesel ahead. Mary McKenna has a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a breakdown by region and analysis.

Segment 4

Mark Reddig gets an in-depth look at the National Academy of Sciences study of the CSA system from OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.