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Truck-only tolling takes center stage

December 11, 2020


Land Line Now, Dec. 11, 2020.

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Truck-only tolling takes center stage in a Rhode Island courtroom and the outcome could have wide-reaching implications. Plus, who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in trucking.

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA wants to change a driver records rule; a driver wage lawsuit is rejection for class action status, and a soda company’s sweet salute to truck drivers.

II. Roses and Razzberries

From a trucker whose military record is beyond reproach to an ugly Hollywood stereotype returning to the small screen, we’ve got our Roses and Razzberries roundup.

III. Dispatch from “Lost Wages”

A Spirit of the American Trucker dispatch from the American Southwest that includes dinosaurs, Christmas lights and vaccines.

IV. Truck-only tolling lawsuit; government funding deal

Truck-only tolling is something you normally find in the book of bad ideas, but next year the issue also takes center stage in a Rhode Island courtroom – and what happens there could be have wide-reaching implications. Plus, the latest on a government funding deal.

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  • Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA in Tooele, Utah, located at Exit 99 off Interstate 80. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn also is giving away free protective masks.
  • 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.