Land Line Now, Nov. 26, 2021.
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We’ll bring you the story of a truck driver, terminal cancer, a Facebook post, and a lasting tribute the driver’s widow will never forget.
I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson
The average price for a gallon of diesel has gone down for the first time in more than two months. Canada is going to start requiring that truckers crossing into the country are double-vaccinated. And Vermont has a little fun naming its snowplows ahead of winter weather.
II. Truck driver inspires song
A song inspired by a truck driver is out right now – and that would be a story in and of itself. But there’s so much more to this one. We’ll bring you the story of an OOIDA member, terminal cancer, a Facebook post, a surprise gone wrong and a lasting tribute that the driver’s widow will never forget.
III. Truck driver has to find care for dogs when he heads to hospital
Also, when a Utah trucker out of state suddenly had to check into a hospital, he quickly faced a double crisis – his own health, and how to make sure his two dogs would be taken care of. We’ll have an encore of his story, along with advice on how to prepare if it happens to you.
IV. Cybersecurity warning for the holidays
And two federal law enforcement agencies are sending out a warning about cybersecurity as the holidays approach. I’ll discuss that – plus the latest on TWIC card readers and what the Senate may do about President Biden’s Build Back Better plan – with OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.
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- Starting Dec. 9, Marty Ellis and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the TA in Sweetwater, Texas. That’s at Exit 242 off Interstate 20. Find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Find all the details about the Joe Stamm Band’s album and touring dates on their website. And you can watch their “Pocketful of Quarters” video on YouTube.
- If you need to find a place to board your pet near your current location, you can use the directory at the International Boarding and Pet Services Association’s website.
- If you need a pet transported, contact Operation Roger, either by texting 682-622-1172 or fill out the application at the Operation Roger website.
- Be sure to check out the new Fighting for Truckers website. And remember, it’s never too late to contact your lawmakers. You can do that via the 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.