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Questions about video surveillance

February 7, 2019

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LLN (2/6/19) – The effort to toll I-81 raised questions about the legality of a proposed video surveillance system. Also, severe weather helped keep freight rates down into February. Crude oil prices bumped up slightly, leaving diesel prices unchanged. And the president’s mention of infrastructure in the State of the Union address was less than expected.

0:00 – 9:41 – Newscast

9:41 – 24:25 – Video surveillance and I-81 tolls

24:25 – 39:22 – Weather and rates; oil prices up

39:22 – 49:10 – State of the Union and infrastructure

Segment 1

Newscast

Segment 2

The I-81 tolling proposal raised questions about the legality of a proposed video surveillance system to monitor trucks diverting to avoid tolls. Mary McKenna talks with Jeff McConnell and James Mennella of Road Law.

Segment 3

Severe weather helped keep freight rates down into February. And even though national rates fell again, three big trends showed a stronger than average January. Mary McKenna talks with Peggy Dorf of DAT.

Also, crude oil prices bumped up slightly, leaving diesel prices unchanged. However, rumors of a possible new trade agreement with China may ease market nerves for the next few weeks. Mary has our weekly update.

Segment 4

Last night, the president gave his annual state of the union address – and mentioned infrastructure, as expected. However, it was not quite the mention that people expected. Mark Reddig gets a rundown from Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

 

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