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March 17, 2020

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Land Line Now, March 17, 2020.

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Rest areas are being closed by two states, just as truckers are trying to keep urgently needed supplies moving, depriving drivers of a place to rest.

Cargo thefts reported at rest areas in Illinois


I. Today’s news with Greg Grisolano

The president offers up rules for dealing with the coronavirus; Canada closes its borders – sort of; and there’s nothing that can’t be solved by a few whacks with a sword – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. A ticket isn’t always a ticket …

You’d think that a ticket is a ticket when you’re hauling interstate freight. But things work differently depending on where you are, and some local procedures can lead to big problems if they’re not handled directly.


III. Putting the kibosh on ticket-for-revenue schemes

Several states are cracking down on ticket quotas, speed traps and other ways local governments use violations to fill their coffers.


IV. Rest areas closed in midst of crisis

Just as the nation turns to truckers to keep urgently needed supplies moving to where they are needed, two states have suddenly deprived many of them a place to rest. We’ll explain what’s happening, and what’s being done to fix it.


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