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Pay by the mile? Not really, and truckers are pissed

January 28, 2022

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It’s accepted that most truckers are paid by the mile. But are they really? Even when it’s so-called “practical miles,” truckers are more often than not traveling more miles than they’re paid for. And Marty Ellis is hearing about it.

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It’s accepted that most truckers receive pay by the mile. But is that really the case? Even when it’s so-called “practical miles,” truckers are more often than not traveling more miles than they’re paid for. And Marty Ellis is hearing about it. Also, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries. And the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is getting a facelift, but will it fix the problems the website faced in the past? Also, OOIDA responds to a lawsuit over the hours of service.


Catch up on the news with Scott Thompson

The Canadian convoy of truckers opposed to cross-border vaccine mandates rolls into Ottawa amid a heavy police presence. Used Class 8 truck prices continue setting records. And the OOIDA board member attempting to change the narrative on driver retention problems.


Roses and Razzberries

From a towing company accused of fraud to a trucker who helped a fellow driver in a jam, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.


The all-new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners – will it work?

One of the Department of Transportation’s more problematic computer systems – the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners – is getting a facelift. But will it fix the problems the website faced in the past? Also, OOIDA responds to a lawsuit over the Hours of Service.


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  • Applications are still being accepted for this year’s OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship. You can apply through the OOIDA website. The deadline to postmark all required materials is Feb. 1.
  • Starting Saturday, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the TA in Edinburg, Texas. That’s at Exits 11 and 12 off U.S. Highway 281. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • If you want to submit a Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can send them here, or visit us on Facebook.
  • The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is getting a facelift. You can read more here.
  • OOIDA responds to a lawsuit over the hours of service. Get the details here.
  • Be sure to check out the Fighting for Truckers website. Remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the website or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • Find out how to listen to Land Line Now on TNC Radio.
  • You can donate to the Truckers for Troops fund all year.
  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
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