Land Line Now, Sept. 16, 2020.
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The push to get a truck parking bill over the finish line continues and you can help. Plus, why freight rates continue rising at a record pace.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Hurricane Sally drenches the Gulf Coast; wildfires continue to burn out West; and two words: monkey selfie.
II. Absentee voting
Many truckers vote every election by absentee ballot, but this year, millions more may join them. And whether you are doing it the first time, or trying to cope with the rush of new ballots in the mail, a few simple tips are important.
III. Freight rates rising at record pace
Rates continue to rise at a record pace, but it’s not because of rising freight volume.
IV. Truck parking push
A bill that could solve a lot of truck parking problems is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.
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- 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.
- 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 or email Questions@OOIDA.com.
- OOIDA seeks feedback on loan programs. Find out more here.
- Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds at 100 N Lyon Blvd in Sioux Falls, S.D. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon has free face masks as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccine vouchers.
- You can find more voter information on the org and Ballotpedia.org websites.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.