Land Line Now, Nov. 4, 2020.
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A trucker discusses how he helped bring an Amber Alert to a peaceful end, while another is hit by a truck and lives to tell the tale.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Voters decide on transportation issues across the country; a federal court tosses out a worker classification suit; and a whole pirate ship for Halloween? I wonder what he has planned for Christmas? It’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Amber Alert resolved thanks to trucker
A trucker discusses how he helped resolve Amber Alert peacefully, while another trucker gets hit by a truck – and lives to tell the tale. Also, Utah officials take aim at a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway with a new type of escape ramp.
III. COVID-19 only one factor affecting market
From weather to van volumes to COVID-19, numerous forces are shaping the market heading into November.
IV. House and Senate balance – how does it affect you?
The balance of power in the U.S. House and Senate is changing once again. So what does that mean for trucking issues – and for you?
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- TA Petro is offering all active military and veterans a free meal at Country Pride or Iron Skillet restaurants on Nov. 11.
- Pilot Flying J truck stops will let you eat free from Nov. 9-15 in honor of Veterans Day. The offer is available through their app. You can download that app on Google Play or the App Store.
- Police in Massachusetts are investigating a series of suspicious fires along Route 195 in New Bedford, Dartmouth and Westport on Nov. 3. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Massachusetts State Police or leave an anonymous tip through the Tip411 app that can be found on Google Play or the App store.
- Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Petro in Kenly, N.C., located at Exit 106 off Interstate 95. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
- Get more information about the freight market. And you can find loads at OOIDA Members Edge.
- 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.