Prep for trucking in winter weather

December 17, 2018


LLN (12/14/18) – There’s a lot to do to prepare your truck – and your tires – for winter weather. Also, Jon Osburn offers some advice on safely driving in frosty conditions. We’ll have another of our trucking Christmas carols. And we’ll discuss conversations about hours of service, detention time and more in our nation’s capital.

Segment 1


  • Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, a new law last will require that your Commercial Motor Vehicle be compliant with CARB’s Truck and Bus regulation or the California DMV can no longer register your truck or bus. Visit their website to learn more.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court recently chose not to hear three suits against the Washington State Employment Security Department over the unemployment tax. The carriers were asking the court to rule that an independent contractor exemption should apply. Read related coverage: Supreme Court lets stand rulings that three companies misclassified drivers.

Segment 2

Like it or not, winter weather is here, and there’s a lot to do to prepare your truck for it – especially when it comes to the tires. Terry Scruton gets some information from Andy Cassity and Jim Garrett with Michelin Truck Tires.

Segment 3

The weather outside may be frightful, by Jon Osburn has some oh so delightful advice on safely driving in the Winter Wonderland. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker. Also, we’ll have another of our trucking Christmas carols, inspired by longtime industry writer Bill Hudgins, and performed by former Land Line Magazine staff writer David Tanner.

Segment 4

Recently, OOIDA’s Manager of Government Affairs traveled to our nation’s capital to talk with both members of Congress and staff at the FMCSA. Mark Reddig finds out what topics were discussed from Mike Matousek.