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OOIDA member scammed out of $30k

April 5, 2021

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Land Line Now, April 5, 2021.

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An OOIDA member who got scammed out of nearly $30,000 shares his story. Also, how simple phone calls to lawmakers can make a world of difference.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The economy added jobs in March as businesses opened up; a former transportation secretary is hit with an ethics violation; and a step in the right – or wrong – direction.


II. Scam targets trucker

An OOIDA member lost tens of thousands of dollars in a scam that looked legit, but there were a number of red flags along the way. Also, a traveling three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial would not be possible without truckers.


III. Know your physical damage policies

Understanding the different types of physical damage policies is the first step to getting the most out of insurance coverage. Breaking down what’s right for you.


IV. Reaching out to lawmakers

Bringing about change in Washington and at the state level starts with you. Making the case for reaching out to your lawmakers.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Effingham, Ill. That’s at Exit 159 off Interstates 70 and 57. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon also is giving away free protective masks.
  • Get more information about the Wall That Heals on their website.
  • Find out more about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance program here.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • If you’ve been hauling COVID-19 vaccines across the country in recent weeks, we want to hear from you for a story we’re working on. Just send an email to LandLineNow@OOIDA.com and we’ll get back to you.
  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.
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