Putting road money in a lockbox

October 17, 2018


LLN (10/16/18) – Connecticut considers putting its road money in a lockbox. Also, trucker Tony Alsup is a hero to our furry friends, rescuing them from natural disasters. A Louisiana ballot question considers the use of fuel tax revenue. And a possible emissions scandal erupts at Volvo trucks.

0:00 – 10:11 – Newscast

10:11 – 24:41 – Rescuing our furry friends

24:42 – 39:11 – Connecticut ‘lockbox’; Louisiana fuel tax

39:11 – 49:22 – Volvo emissions problems

Segment 1


  • Daimler Trucks North America has recalled nearly 20,000 2018 and 2019 Freightliner trucks because of a possible steering problem. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 16. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 800-547-0712. You can also find out more about the recall online. And you can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 888-327-4236.
  • PACCAR is recalling more than 48,000 2017 to 2019 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with Cummins ISX15 or X15 diesel engines. The recall involves a potential fuel line burst. Cummins dealers will notify owners, and the fuel pump will be replaced at no charge. You can find out more about the recall online. And you can call PACCAR customer service at 940-591-4220. The recall number is 18E081.
  • Barbara J. Baker of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for four years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Segment 2

Most of the time, Tony Alsup is a trucker much like any other. But when disasters strike, he becomes a hero to our furry friends, transporting shelter animals away from the path of hurricanes and other natural disasters. Mary McKenna has the story.

Segment 3

Connecticut voters will soon have the opportunity to put their state’s transportation money into a ‘lockbox.’ Terry Scruton covers that with our state legislative experts, Mike Matousek and Keith Goble. Also, Louisiana voters will decide on the use of fuel tax revenue.

Segment 4

Some time ago, Volvo trucks became embroiled in the glider kit debate. At that time, the company provided trucks for an EPA glider kit emissions test, despite being opposed to them. Now, that same company has its own emissions scandal to worry about. Mark Reddig gets an update from Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.