The battle to keep parking open

November 1, 2022

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When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, most people were hunkering down in their homes, but truckers were still out on the road, keeping the nation running. And in one state, parking for those truckers was suddenly cut off. As part of our celebration of OOIDA’s 50th anniversary, we’ll look back at what the Association did to get that parking opened back up.


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When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, one state suddenly cut off parking for truckers. As part of our celebration of OOIDA’s 50th anniversary, we’ll look back at what the Association did to get that parking opened back up. Also, it’s vital to have your truck in good working order when you head out on the road, and the same applies for your health. We’ll focus on U.S. DOT physicals and what you can do to get your health in check with Stephen Kane of Rolling Strong. And Louisiana may consider a higher road user fee to help pay for road and bridge work; meanwhile, one Florida county is battling in court over a road funding ballot measure.


Catch up on the news with Scott Thompson

While new numbers suggest that diesel prices are stabilizing, President Biden calls for oil companies to give consumers a break. TuSimple’s CEO is given the boot and may be under investigation. And why a college is teaching high school students about truckers’ blind spots.


Being ready for the DOT physical

It’s vital to have your truck in good working order when you head out on the road, and the same applies for your health. We’ll focus on U.S. DOT physicals and what you can do to get your health in check with Stephen Kane of Rolling Strong.


Local road funding

Louisiana may consider a higher road user fee to help pay for road and bridge work. Meanwhile, one Florida county is battling in court over a road funding ballot measure.


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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • The Nevada DOT recently updated its 511 Nevada Travel Information System. If you were already registered for customized alerts, you’ll need to log onto the website or Nevada 511 app to sign up again.
  • Starting Thursday, Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA in Ontario, Calif. That’s at Exit 57 on Interstate 10. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • Learn more about how Rolling Strong can help you on your journey to better health.
  • To read about state legislation, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News by State.
  • Remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the Fighting for Truckers website or by calling 202-224-3121.
  • You can donate to the Truckers for Troops fund all year.
  • Find out how to listen to Land Line Now on TNC Radio.

 

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