The trucking economy looks good

August 20, 2019


LLN (8/20/19) –
Despite some alarming headlines in the mainstream media, the overall state of the trucking economy looks good. Also, cameras to monitor trucks, a ban on oversize rigs, snow and ice removal requirements, and more are all on the agenda in New York. And OOIDA is speaking out on the rush to allow automated vehicles, while a former Uber official expresses concerns.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:59 – The trucking economy looks good.

24:59 -39:14 – New York cameras, oversize ban, snow and ice removal; bulletin board.

39:14-49:06 – OOIDA, former Uber official on automated vehicles.

Segment 1


  • OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen trailer. The white 2014 Utility reefer has “JB Trans” written on all sides of the unit. It was last seen on Fischer Road in San Antonio. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery.
    • For more information, go to the TRACER website.
    • If you have information, call 202-246-2698.

Segment 2

Despite some alarming headlines in the mainstream media lately, the state of the trucking economy trucking is looking good. Mary McKenna talks with Steve Freidell, senior vice president at and partner in Central States Capital Markets.

Segment 3

Legislation under review at the New York Statehouse addresses issues that focus on commercial drivers and NYC-area truck traffic. Also in New York, a group of bills are under review that cover concerns about road safety. Mary McKenna gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Mark Reddig and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.

Segment 4

OOIDA is speaking out on the rush to allow automated vehicles. Mark Reddig discusses that – plus what a former Uber official had to say about the topic – with Bryce Mongeon of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.