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The nitty-gritty on brokers, lease-purchase plans

March 26, 2021

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Land Line Now, March 26, 2021.

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Two issues that always come up at truck shows are problems with brokers and lease-purchase plans – so it’s part of today’s virtual MATS.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The U.S. Transportation Secretary acknowledges an OOIDA critique of ELDs. A PPP loan application extension clears Congress, and you’re going to need a bigger truck.


II. Virtual MATS: Lease-purchase, broker problems

Two issues that always come up at truck shows are the ongoing problems with brokers and lease-purchase plans. So our virtual trip to the Mid-America Trucking Show continues with a visit from OOIDA’s business services department. In a normal year, they’d be at MATS right now talking with drivers about issues they’re dealing with on the road. Since they can’t do that in Louisville, they’re doing it with us in Studio A.


III. Virtual MATS: And now, for some fun

During our virtual Mid-America Trucking Show this week, we’ve discussed a lot of serious topics. But Jon Osburn says MATS is also about fun – big shiny show trucks, great music, the newest cool gadget, and of course, all the great people you see there every year.


IV. Virtual MATS: Truckers are always the underdog

Every year, the Mid-America Trucking show takes place in late March, about the same time as the NCAA tournament. Some fans of March Madness are calling this the “year of the underdog.” But for truckers, every year is the year of the underdog, as they pit themselves against forces far larger with far more resources.


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