What will Buttigieg do?

December 28, 2020


Land Line Now, Dec. 28, 2020.

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We know President-elect Joseph Biden’s pick for transportation secretary. However, we don’t know how Pete Buttigieg will approach trucking issues.

Pete Buttigieg transportation secretary nominee

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A major storm bears down on the Midwest; the Nashville bombing caused problems at local TA locations; and making the best of a bad situation.

II. Transportation secretary nominee: What will Buttigieg do?

We know who President-elect Joseph Biden’s pick for transportation secretary is. What we don’t clearly know is how Pete Buttigieg will approach trucking issues. Sam Mintz, transportation reporter for Politico Pro, will offer a few ideas.

III. What insurance doesn’t cover

In part two of our ongoing series about insurance exclusions, we’ll explore the types of cargo your insurance probably doesn’t cover. From personal items and mysterious disappearances to unattended cargo and even drag racing – we’ll explain how to protect yourself.

IV. OOIDA’s letter to Congress – what’s next?

Last week, OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh sent a letter to Congress about how recent legislation has let truckers down. We’ll have more about the letter, as well as new action on rear underride guards.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Starting Jan. 7, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Petro in Sparks, Nev. That’s located at Exit 21 off Interstate 80. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon is also giving away free protective masks.
  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
  • 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 under the “Resources” tab 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 Questions@OOIDA.com.