OOIDA says truckers need parking, while truckers ask, where do I eat?

March 20, 2020


Land Line Now, March 20, 2020.

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OOIDA pushes the federal government again to solve some of the problems truckers face, such as parking. Also, truckers have trouble finding places to eat.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA reaches out to the White House on behalf of truckers; The FMCSA answers your questions about the emergency declaration; and a shining light offers hope in dark times – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Controversial study is back – will it get better?

A study that in the past has sparked some controversy is getting ready for another run at the statistics. However, concerns about previous versions of the study hang over the current effort. We’ll find out if things are going to be better this time around.

III. Truckers have trouble finding food

Jon Osburn says that as truckers try to supply everyone else, they’re having trouble finding supplies to keep themselves going – in some cases, even food.

IV. Pushing the feds to help with truck parking and more

OOIDA – recognizing how important truckers are to dealing with this crisis – is pushing the federal government again to solve some of those problem truckers face.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Glendale, Ky., at Exit 86 on Interstate 65. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • Find out more about the OOIDA Foundation.
  • 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.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
  • OOIDA has sent a letter to President Trump recommending additional emergency actions that the Administration can take to help you keep moving freight across the country.
  • OOIDA has contacted the National Restaurant Association and the International Franchise Association urging the groups to accommodate the food and beverage necessities of our nation’s truck drivers. Read the letter here.
  • Send us your feedback to questions@ooida.com.