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Rumors abound on Chao’s keynote speech Friday at MATS

March 29, 2019

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LLN (03/28/19) – Terry Scruton talks to Jay Grimes about what they think Secretary Chao will discuss at MATS.  Meanwhile, highway congestion makes six states consider lane-splitting for motorcycles. Mary talks to Keith Goble about that. Plus, the latest on even more truck shows with our calendar. And finally, OOIDA held a town hall meeting at MATS today. Mark Reddig sums it up with Lewie Pugh and Mike Matousek.


00:00 – 09:26 – Newscast

09:26 – 24:13 – Terry Scruton talks to Jay Grimes about what Secretary Chao might discuss at MATS.

24:13 – 39:07 – Six states consider lane-splitting for motorcycles. Mary talks to Keith Goble about that.

39:07 – 48:53 – OOIDA holds town hall meeting at MATS to discuss trucking issues.

Segment 1

Newscast

Texas Police are calling a truck driver a hero, saving the life of a suicidal teen. If you or someone you know needs help, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or go online to chat with someone who can help.

Segment 2

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Secretary Elaine Chao will appear at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Terry Scruton discusses what it might mean with OOIDA Manager of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes.

Segment 3

Ever seen a motorcycle driving between lanes of traffic? It’s called lane splitting, and more states want to allow it due to congestion. Mary McKenna talks with our state legislative expert, Keith Goble.

Segment 4

OOIDA held a town hall meeting with members. Some of the most important topics in trucking were discussed. Mark Reddig talks with Lewie Pugh and Mike Matousek of OOIDA.

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