LLN (10/12/18) – A company has come up with its own solution to driver turnover. Is CARB’s clean transportation plan really clean? And what exactly is an “auto transporter?” We’ll have the answers. Jon Osburn shares some of the stories he’s hearing on the road. And the Senate has closed up shop until after the election, but there’s still a lot of unfinished business left on the table. We’ll find out what it is.
0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast
10:11 – 24:41 – Driver turnover; CARB update; auto transporters
24:42 – 39:11 – A bit of OOIDA history
39:11 – 49:22 – Unfinished business in Congress
- Mary McKenna reports that a new Guinness World record has been set by a Pakistani man. Muhammad Rashid made it into the world record books using his noggin – quite literally – to smash 243 walnuts in one minute. You can see this amazing talent on Facebook.
How has one company found its own solution to driver turnover? The California Air Resources Board wants to fund clean transportation, but is it really clean? And just what is an auto transporter anyway? Mary McKenna will get answers to all three of these questions in today’s Follow Up. See related coverage:
- ATRI identifies ‘driver shortage’ as top trucking industry issue in 2018.
- OOIDA president breaks down why ‘driver shortage is a myth’.
- Federal court in Arkansas rules drivers should be compensated for time in sleeper berth.
- More stats show why DRIVE-Safe Act is a bad idea.
- California gets to try out Volvo electric trucks next year.
Jon Osburn recently spent some time in Detroit and he has some stories from there to share. However, his current location – Lamar, Pa. – and it’s connection to OOIDA history really has Jon’s interest. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.
- See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” Schedule;
- See related coverage: In Carlisle, Pa., The Spirit has many distribution centers nearby.
The Senate has closed up shop until after the election, but there’s still a lot of unfinished business left on the table – including a bill on self-driving cars. Terry Scruton finds out the latest from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.