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Do you hate regs that are draining your wallet? This coalition is fighting for you

September 17, 2019

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LLN (9/17/19) –
OOIDA has brought together more than 30 organizations into a coalition to oppose four bad bills that could have a devastating effect on truckers. Also, are you in the market for new truck tires? We’ll get some advice on suggestions and have answers to some general maintenance questions. And a Wyoming plan that could lead to tolls on Interstate 80 moves forward.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:44 – Truck tire advice.

24:44-39:13 – Wyoming I-80 tolls; bulletin board.

39:13-48:58 – OOIDA-led coalition opposes four bad bills.

Segment 1

Newscast

  • OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The red 2008 Freightliner Columbia has “Stunna’s Trucking” written on the sides. It was last seen on Lapalco Blvd. in Marrero, La. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery.
  • The OOIDA Foundation has EPA grants to pay for 25% of the cost for an auxiliary power unit. Drivers need to have a model year 1996 through 2006 truck and be based in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa or Nebraska. OOIDA membership is not required, but OOIDA members can get discounts on EPA-approved units.
  • OOIDA will be at the California Trucking Show Oct. 12-13 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. That’s at Exit 55 off Interstate 10. Stop in, say hi to the folks from the home office, and join OOIDA at a $10 discount.

Segment 2

Do you have questions about tire maintenance? Are you looking for suggestions in case you’re in the market for something new? Mary McKenna gets some tire advice from Devin Dickerhoof of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

Segment 3

An interim panel at the Wyoming statehouse has voted to advance an effort to allow the state to seek federal authority to charge tolls on vehicles using Interstate 80. Mary McKenna gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Mark Reddig and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

OOIDA has formed a coalition of more than 30 organizations to oppose four bills that could have a devastating effect of truckers. Mark Reddig gets the details from Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

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