Three new toll roads get OK’d

May 16, 2019


LLN (5/16/19) – The Florida Legislature approves three new toll roads. Also, we’ll review the issues on truckers’ minds, from sinking rates to hours of service. Meanwhile, a transportation bond vote is delayed in Colorado. We’ll have information about upcoming truck shows. A congressional committee takes a run at pushing for infrastructure improvements. And the Department of Homeland Security has concerns about America’s power grid – and it could affect you.

0:00-9:57 – Newscast

9:57-24:43 – Hours of service, rates, etc.

24:43-39:38 – FL toll roads; CO bond

39:38-49:22 – Infrastructure bill; power grid concerns

Segment 1


  • The Fresno County Sheriff’s office is looking for information regarding a truck driver who disappeared earlier this week. A truck belonging to Satwant Bains of Fowler, Calif., was found idling and abandoned on Interstate 5 near Los Banos Wednesday afternoon. Bains is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 230 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has a mustache and a goatee and a tattoo of a small cross on the back of his right hand. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at 559-600-3111. You can read the full release here.
  • Jerry Northam of Camden Wyoming, Del., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 43 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program. And you can read about our latest batch of safe drivers here: OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records.

Air date: May 16, 2019.

Segment 2

From sinking rates to hours of service, truckers have a lot on their minds these days. Terry Scruton gets the latest on what truckers are saying from Tom Crowley of OOIDA’s Business Services Department.

Segment 3

The Florida Legislature has approved a plan for three new toll roads. Mary McKenna covers that – and a delayed vote on transportation bonds in Colorado – with our state legislative experts, Mike Matousek and Keith Goble.

Mary and Mark Reddig offer up information about upcoming truck shows on the Land Line Now Industry Calendar. See our complete calendar below.

Segment 4

A congressional committee is taking a run at pushing for infrastructure improvements. Mark Reddig discusses why they’re doing it – and security concerns about America’s power grid – with OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.


Upcoming Truck Shows:

MAY 2019

  • 17-19 Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge,Onaway Speedway, Onaway, Mich. For more information, visit
  • 18 – Greater Cincinnati Chapter of American Truck Historical Societytruck show at Howard Trucking, Fairborn, Ohio. For more information: or 937-878-3370.
  • 30-June 2 Wheel Jam Truck Showin Huron, S.D. For more information, go to or call 605-354-2809.
  • 31-June 2 Memory Lane Car & Truck Showat the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo, Wis. For more information, visit, email or call 608-963-8849.
  • 31-June 2 ATHS Convention and Truck Showat the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. For more info, visit

JUNE 2019 

  • 7-8 Joplin Truckers Jamboreeat the Joplin 44 Petro in Joplin, Mo. For more information, go to
  • 8-9Texas Trucking Show, NRG Center, Houston. For more information, visit
  • 14-15 Oak Grove Truckers Jamboreeat the Oak Grove 70 Petro in Oak Grove, Mo. For more information, go to
  • 15-16 Ohio Vintage Truck Jamboreein Ashland, Ohio. Go to for information.
  • 21-23 Great Lakes Truck Show, Cabela’s in Dundee, Mich. For more information, visit
  • 29 – Belvidere Heritage Daystruck show, Belvidere, Ill. Starts at 9 a.m.

JULY 2019

  • 11-1340th anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Walcott, Iowa. For more information, visit
  • 19-20 Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show, Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Miss. For more information, visit
  • 19-20 Expedite Expoat the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information, visit or
  • 25-27 Shell Rotella SuperRigsat Trail’s Travel Center, off I-35 in Albert Lea, Minn. For more information, visit
  • 26-28 Top Gun Large Car Shoot Outat Rantoul National Aviation Center, Rantoul, Ill. For more information:


  • 2-4 Carlisle Truck Nationals,Carlisle, Pa., Fairgrounds. Details can be found at
  • 2-4 Shiawassee County Fair Truck Showat the Shiawassee Fairgrounds, Corunna, Mich. For more information, visit
  • 8-11National Brockway Truck Showat the CNY Living History Center and Brockway Truck Museum in Cortland, N.Y. For mor einformation, visit
  • 9-10 Waupun Truck-N-Showin Waupun, Wis. For more information, visit, call 920-324-9985 or find the show on Facebook.
  • 9-11 Buckeye Invitational Truck Showat the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio. Includes the Jim Johnston OOIDA Memorial Convoy benefiting For more information, visit
  • 16-18 Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Showat the Northern Wisconsin State Fair Grounds, Chippewa Falls, Wis. For more information, visit
  • 22-24 20th anniversary Great American Trucking Show, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas. For more information, visit


  • 6-7 Big Iron Classic Truck Showand Charity Drive at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson, Minn. For more information, visit
  • 13-15 Richard Crane Memorial Truck Showin St. Ignace, Mich. For more info, visit


  • 12-13 California Trucking Show, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, Calif. For more information, visit or call 877-281-7758.
  • 18-19 Grease, Steam and Rust Association Truck Showat the Fulton County Fairgrounds in McConnellsburg, Pa. For more information, visit
  • 28-31 North American Commercial Vehicle Showin the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta. For more information, visit


  • 5-8 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. For more information, visit