Roses and Razzberries

January 1, 2019


LLN (12/31/18) – We’ll have some Roses and Razzberries. Also, a survey will look at detention time, one of the most serious issues in trucking. And the nuts and bolts of the California meal and rest provision.

0:00 – 9:26 – Newscast

9:26 – 24:11 – Roses and Razzberries

24:11 – 39:07 – Detention time

39:07 – 48:05 – CA meal and rest breaks pre-empted

Segment 1


  • Michigan has opened its roads to truck platooning, passing a law to accommodate its testing in the state. The new law will revise the state’s following-too-closely rule. For more details go online to Land Line Magazine: New Michigan law accommodates truck platooning.
  • A new law will go into effect Jan. 1 that – according to California state lawmakers – will put an end to the rampant exploitation of some 25,000 truck drivers who move cargo in the state’s ports. To read Land Line Magazine’s coverage, click here: California law in effect Jan. 1 to deter ‘mistreatment’ of truckers.
  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit truck are taking a break over the holidays. We’ll let you know when they’re back on the road. Meanwhile, you can still join OOIDA at a discount. Just call 816-229-5791, ask for membership and mention our show for a $10 discount.

Segment 2

From a governor who apparently thinks truckers are made of money to a trucker who did a big favor for a group of veterans, Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna will tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.

Segment 3

Detention time is among the most serious issues in trucking. Recently, the OOIDA Foundation gathered information about detention time and its effects. Mark Reddig talks with Andrew King of the Foundation.

Segment 4

Mark Reddig gets further into the nuts and bolts of the California meal and rest provision – and FMCSA’s decision to pre-empt it – with OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.