LLN (4/10/19) – A trucking couple is honored for years of work helping families find missing truckers. Also, van and reefer rates continue to move sideways while flatbeds were mostly unchanged. Meanwhile, OOIDA is surveying company drivers about industry issues. Average diesel prices hit their highest mark since December 2018. Canada is implementing new driver training rules province by province. And the secretary of transportation faced some tough questions about autonomous vehicles and infrastructure earlier today.
0:00-9:57 – Newscast
9:57-24:43 – Missing truckers network; company driver survey; Canada driver training
24:43-39:38 – Van and reefer rates; diesel prices up
39:38-49:23 – Highway bill; autonomous vehicles
- OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The white 2013 Freightliner Cascadia has “Rey Logistics” in blue on both doors. It was last seen at the Family Travel Center on Senoia Road in Fairburn, Ga. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery.
A trucking couple has worked for years to help families find loved ones missing on the road. Now, they’ve been honored for their efforts. Mark Reddig has a report.
- Be sure to visit the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network Facebook page.
OOIDA is surveying company drivers about industry issues. We’ll hear from Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.
- You can learn more about the Foundation and its work at OOIDAFoundation.org.
- Also, you can take a series of free classes designed to help you be more successful in the trucking industry through the Foundation’s education website, OOIDAOnlineEducation.com.
Canada is implementing new driver training rules province by province. Mark finds out where efforts stand from OOIDA Board member Johanne Couture.
- Read about another provincial training requirement from Land Line Magazine: Manitoba to require entry-level training for truck drivers.
- Or go to the Ontario provincial government’s website: New mandatory training for Class A driver’s licence applicants.
Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways while flatbeds were mostly unchanged. Mary McKenna talks with Mark Montague of DAT.
- Visit the DAT website.
- Or you can call them at 800-547-5417.
- Be sure to check out their blog.
- Chat with them on Twitter.
- And find out more on the OOIDA Members Edge website.
- You can call OOIDA Members Edge at 866-487-8253.
Average diesel prices hit their highest mark since December 2018. Mary has our weekly update.
- Here is this week’s price report by Land Line Magazine, U.S. average diesel fuel price went up 1.5 cents from last week;
- Find Daily Fuel Prices by ProMiles.
- To see how to compute your own fuel surcharge use OOIDA’s online Fuel Surcharge Calculator
- To download OOIDA’s fuel surcharge app for Android Smartphones, click here.
Does the administration really have a highway plan? And is the U.S. DOT ready for automated vehicles? The secretary of transportation faced some tough questions about both topics today. Mark Reddig gets an update from Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.