Throw out the playbook and improvise

December 18, 2020


Land Line Now, Dec. 18, 2020.

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There was no playbook for what happened in 2020 so the trucking industry had to improvise. We evaluate how everyone fared. Plus, in search of restaurants on the road.

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The Mid-America Trucking Show gets postponed for the second year in a row; more guilty pleas in a fake accident scheme in New Orleans; and a snowplow by any other name.

II. Throwing out the playbook

Since there was no playbook for what happened in 2020, the trucking industry had no choice but to improvise. We evaluate how everyone fared.

III. Jon’s dispatch from the road

Drivers grow increasingly concerned as they watch more and more restaurants close their doors because of COVID-19 restrictions.

IV. Relief talks sputter along

The latest on a pandemic relief bill that Congress is trying to hammer out before the break.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • You can find more information about Stay Metrics on their website.
  • 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.
  • OOIDA has an online resource to provide access to information needed to operate in the 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