Truck parking: Can cities fix it?

May 26, 2021


Land Line Now, May 26, 2021.

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Truck parking remains a national crisis, but some outside trucking are trying to help fix it – including the National League of Cities.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA says a truck-only VMT tax would be bad for everyone. A speed limiter bill returns in Congress. And a trucking Toy Story.

II. Cities group promotes truck parking

Truck parking continues to be a national crisis for the industry. But solutions are possible, and some are trying to do their part to be part of those solutions – among them, the National League of Cities.

III. Freight this week: all carrot, no stick

The word of the week is: carrots. We’ll explain why it’s about to be a busy time for carrot shipments out of California.

IV. OOIDA and ATA: Truck-only VMT a non-starter

Recently, a prominent U.S. senator suggested trying to balance the highway trust fund on the backs of truckers. And the reaction was predictable. Now, OOIDA and the ATA have joined to urge the plan be dropped from consideration.

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