Land Line Now, Aug. 6, 2021.
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The attempt to get money to build truck parking spaces into the infrastructure bill shifted into high gear today with a proposed amendment.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
A truck parking amendment has been introduced in the Senate. A strike could cause traffic headaches at the Canadian border. And the case of the unicorn bandits.
II. Roses and Razzberries
From the CEO of a truck manufacturer who’s charged with all kinds of false statements to a couple of top federal officials who clearly understand what’s really happening in trucking, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.
III. Truckers affected by the rental car shortage? Yeah, it’s a thing
Marty Ellis is back on the truck show circuit, but he’s also dealing with truckers who have unique problems – such as being affected by the national rental car shortage.
IV. Supporters try to add truck parking money to infrastructure bill
The attempt to get money to build additional truck parking spaces into the infrastructure bill shifted into high gear today as an amendment was proposed. We’ll have the details.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- OOIDA Call to Action – urge senators to support truck parking amendment No. 2615.
- If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can submit those here.
- Saturday, Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Ault Truck Show at CR 33 north of Highway 14 in Ault, Colo. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
- If a carrier, shipper, receiver or broker coerces you to violate the regulations, document the coercive act, then either call 888-368-7298 or file a complaint online to the National Consumer Complaint Database.
- 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.
- If you’ve been hauling COVID-19 vaccines across the country in recent weeks, we want to hear from you for a story we’re working on. Just send an email to LandLineNow@OOIDA.com and we’ll get back to you.
- 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.