OOIDA has a new president

July 23, 2018


LLN (7/20/18) –  OOIDA has a new president. And he is a trucker who sold his rig and went to work representing others in his profession. But how did he get into it in the first place? We’ll find out. Plus, what truckers are saying about ELDs, agricultural haulers and the CSA system; and a court action blocking relief for makers of glider kits.

0:00 – 10:10 – Newscast

10:10 – 24:52 – Todd Spencer

24:52 – 39:43 – ELDs, agricultural haulers and the CSA system

39:43 – 49:57 – The latest on glider kits


Segment 1

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 18,000 Freightliner Cascadia model year 2018-2019 tractors because of a brake issue. Daimler says it will begin notifying owners on Aug. 13, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper mounting bolts and tighten if necessary for free.

  • Owners may contact Daimler Trucks customer service at 800-547-0712;
  • You can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety hotline at 888-327-4236;
  • Or go online to safercar.gov.

Segment 2

OOIDA is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year – and for the first time in 40 plus years, OOIDA has a new president leading the Association. Mary McKenna talks with Todd Spencer about his history in the trucking industry.

Segment 3

Jon Osburn is in the Chicago area, hearing about issues from how ELDs are affecting agricultural haulers to a possible fix for the FMCSA’s CSA system. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker. See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” Schedule.

Segment 4

Just 11 days ago, the EPA announced it would not enforce the 300 truck limit for glider kit manufacturers. Now, a court has blocked that decision. Mark Reddig finds out what that means to you from Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.