The oil market is in a tailspin

December 27, 2018


LLN (12/26/18) – Diesel prices continue to drop as the oil market hits a tailspin. Also, we’ll answer some questions about metabolic syndrome and what it means to you. Freight and rates see a normal holiday slowdown. A new California law aims at exploitation of truckers. And officials attempt to end ticket quotas in Chicago.

0:00 – 9:41 – Newscast

9:41 – 24:25 – Metabolic syndrome

24:25 – 39:22 – freight, rate slowdown; oil tailspin

39:22 – 49:09 – CA exploitation law; Chicago ticket quotas

Segment 1


Segment 2

What is metabolic syndrome? Who has it, and what does that mean? Mark Reddig gets the answers from Dr. John McElligott, medical director for the St. Christopher Fund.

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Segment 3

Freight and rates see a holiday slowdown that’s nothing out of the ordinary. Terry Scruton talks with Mark Montague of DAT.

Also, diesel prices continue to drop as the oil market – and Wall Street – hit a bit of a tailspin. Terry has our weekly update.

Segment 4

A new law in California would end the “rampant exploitation” of truck drivers who haul cargo from the state’s ports. Terry Scruton covers that with our state legislative experts, Mike Matousek and Keith Goble. Also: An attempt to end ticket quotas in Chicago.