OOIDA to Senate: Fix it. Here’s how

February 5, 2020


Land Line Now, Feb. 5, 2020.

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OOIDA recently told the U.S. Senate what does and doesn’t contribute to success and safety in trucking. Also, how do you get Congress to fix the problems?

OOIDA informs lawmakers on highway funding

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A major highway closes in Houston; the president talks infrastructure to Congress; and want a truck stop? Then build a road – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. OOIDA tells Senate how to fix trucking

What works in trucking? What contributes to success and safety, and what doesn’t? OOIDA’s Lewie Pugh offered members of the U.S. Senate an earful – including urging them to listen to the people who actually drive the trucks – during a hearing earlier this week.

III. The freight and rate slump continues

The January slump in freight and rates is spilling over into February. Also, fuel prices continue to drop as concerns over the coronavirus drag down the price of oil.

IV. How do we fix trucking’s problems? OOIDA has answers

Now that the U.S. Senate has heard about the problems in trucking, what’s next? How do we get our elected representatives to act in a way that will improve trucking? OOIDA has advice, and we’ll discuss the path forward.

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