Recession or economic slowdown? Concerns are rising

April 8, 2019


LLN (4/5/19) – Recession or economic slowdown? Concerns are rising. Steve Freidell with Central States Capital Markets shares his view. Meanwhile, as mandated safety features on trucks proliferate, commercial crash statistics climb. Land Line Magazine’s Wendy Parker shares her thoughts. Mark Reddig and Gary Wright,  from OOIDA’s Business Services, discuss dealing with paperwork. Plus, Mark Reddig and Jon Osburn, driver of the Spirit, OOIDA’s tour truck, catch-up following the big truck show in Louisville. And Mary McKenna and OOIDA Board Member Monte Wiederhold discuss the most noteworthy moments from the Association’s spring board meeting.

0:00-9:56 – Newscast

9:56-24:42 – Are we headed towards an economic downturn or a recession?

24:42-39:38 – Mandated safety regulations don’t necessarily mean fewer crashes. There is help for drivers facing paperwork and filings. Plus news from the OOIDA Skipper of the OOIDA Spirit truck

39:38-49:22 – OOIDA Board of Directors convene for the biannual meeting

Segment 1


A federal judge has denied class certification in a wage case against C.R. England, putting the $2.35 million dollar settlement in the case in jeopardy.

Segment 2

Steve Freidell with Central States Capital Markets talks with Mary McKenna. He says an economic downturn is likely and a recession is possible.

Segment 3

Are government-mandated safety gadgets helping to make trucking safer? Wendy Parker says it doesn’t seem to be the case.

Gary Wright from OOIDA’s Business Services Department talks assistance on trucking paperwork.

  • Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection online.
  • You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does, here.
  • And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.

Plus, the latest from Jon Osburn driver of the OOIDA tour truck, the Spirit as he talks with Mark Reddig.

See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” Schedule.

Segment 4

OOIDA’s Board of Directors is meeting this week. Mary McKenna will have the latest from the board with insight from board member Monte Wiederhold.