LLN (9/9/19) – Everyone loves a tribute truck. And, as much as it’s because they are amazing to look at, once you hear the story behind the truck, you tend to fall in love with it even more. Terry Scruton has a follow-up report on how a Rockford, Ill., company pays tribute to a fallen police officer. A picture is worth a thousand words and maybe more when it comes to insurance claims. So you should snap a picture before you roll. We’ve got advice on how to protect yourself before and after a claim is filed. More advice on what you need to do following a storm when there are exemptions to trucking regulations. And we’ll take time to say “thank you” to some OOIDA members who stepped up and got involved in trucking advocacy and find out why it’s so important.
0:00-10:11 – Newscast
10:10-24:47 – Trucking Company honors fallen police officer
24:44-38:47 – Steps you can take to safeguard yourself with insurance claims
38:27-48:27 – OOIDA thanks members who participate in trucking advocacy
- The OOIDA Foundation has EPA grants to pay for 25% of the cost for an auxiliary power unit. Drivers need to have a model year 1996 through 2006 truck and be based in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa or Nebraska. OOIDA membership is not required, but OOIDA members can get discounts on EPA-approved units.
- Go to OOIDA Foundation website for details.
- Learn more about the grant here, OOIDA Foundation secures regional grant to offset cost of APU for truckers.
- A federal appeals court says a case involving a confiscated load of industrial hemp in Idaho, should stay in Idaho. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling after Big Sky Scientific, the Colorado-based company that owns the load, appealed a lower court’s refusal to release it. The appeals court declined, ruling that it was a state issue.
- Read more here: Federal appeals court says hemp cargo case is Idaho’s.
- An increase in driver detention times at loading and unloading facilities is dangerous not only to the safety of our roads but also to the economy’s bottom line.
- Read more here: Drivers’ time not valued, OOIDA says in detention time comments.
When Meiborg Bros., a trucking company out of Rockford, Ill., decided to pay tribute to a fallen police officer it was for some very personal reasons. Terry Scruton has the story.
- You can see pictures of the tribute truck on the company’s Facebook page.
Mary McKenna gets some advice on what you can do to protect yourself when it comes to insurance claims from our in-house truck insurance experts Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre.
- Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
- You can also call the insurance department directly at 800-715-9369.
- If you have a question about truck insurance you’d like answered on the air, you can call the Land Line Now Listener Comment Line at 800-324-6856.
After a hurricane, recovery becomes the focus. And truckers play a vital role. However, as with so many things in trucking, opportunity and problems go hand in hand. And that’s especially true when you’re hauling loads for FEMA. Mark Reddig gets some advice from Jim Jefferson of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.
- Drivers must register with System for Award Management or SAM for FEMA loads. First, log in here. Then you’ll be able to register here.
- Once registered at the previous two sites, you can find government loads posted at one of these sites: http://fbo.gov and http://fedbid.com.
- Get access to the Department of Homeland Security contract opportunities here.
- Be sure to check out OOIDA Compliance Connection.
- You can find out more about what OOIDA’s Business Assistance department does here.
- And you can contact them at 816-229-5791.
And we’ll have some special thanks going out to OOIDA members who help advocate for trucking. Mary McKenna talks to OOIDA’s Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.