Targeting truckers in tow trucks

September 14, 2020


Land Line Now, Sept. 14, 2020.

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Tow truck operators sometimes target truck drivers. The case in Chicago raising questions about the industry and consensual towing.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Hurricane Sally bears down on the Gulf Coast; wildfires continue to burn out west; and the dangers of living in a virtual world.

II. Targeting truckers in tow trucks

Even if it’s on the up-and-up, a $19,000 towing bill can be a tough pill to swallow – and even harder when you feel you’ve been taken for a ride you never wanted to take. The nonconsensual tow that turned consensual in Chicago, the legal battle that has ensued and the bigger questions the case raises about the towing industry as a whole.

III. Personal vehicle violations

What you do in your personal vehicle could end up costing you in your truck. Why violations in your car count against your commercial insurance policy.

IV. Fighting AB5 in the courts

There are new developments with AB5 in California. Why the trucking industry was not included on a new list of exemptions, plus the legal battle that could go all the way up to the Supreme Court.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 menu at the top of the page on the Land Line Media website.
  • It’s helpful for our members to keep us apprised of conditions on the roads and any problems they encounter. If you have situations to report, call OOIDA at 816-229-5791 or email
  • OOIDA web conferencing Truck to Success course is scheduled for Oct. 26-28.
  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the Petro in Salina, Kan., at Exit 252 off Interstate 70. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon has free face masks as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccine vouchers.
  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.