On an island without a life raft

December 14, 2020


Land Line Now, Dec. 14, 2020.

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Even with insurance, there are situations that make you feel like you’re on an island without a life raft. Plus, interviews with OOIDA board candidates.


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

First truckloads of COVID vaccine are on the road; FMCSA wants to renew a study on CDL testing delays; and a chorus of cars in Wisconsin.

II. Board interview; insurance exclusions

Our first in a series of interviews with OOIDA board candidates, plus even with insurance, there are situations on the road that can leave you exposed, feeling like you’re on an island without a life raft. Knowing what they are can help you prevent them.

III. Board interview; Truckers for Troops VCP donation

Another interview with an OOIDA board candidate, plus OOIDA makes a donation to the Veterans Community Project as part of its Truckers for Troops campaign.

IV. 2020 in review

Taking a look at the year in trucking, what we learned and what is left to be figured out in 2021.

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  • FMCSA wants to renew a study into delays on skills testing for commercial driver’s licenses. A public comment period on the notice will be open for 30 days. Comments can be made online through Jan. 13.
  • Starting Tuesday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Travelers Oasis Truck Plaza in Eden, Idaho, located at Exit 182 off Interstate 84. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
  • OOIDA Board of Directors alternate election is under way. Voting is open to life members, senior members, members and retired members who are current on their dues. Votes will be accepted online through Jan. 31.
  • 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 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.