LLN (12/28/18) – From truckers who stepped up to honor our wartime dead to a man handing out fraudulent CDLs, we’ll have some Roses and Razzberries. Also, truckers are upset about proposed tolls in Oregon. Meanwhile, a new enforcement method shapes up in California. And the government shutdown continues today with no clear end in sight.
0:00 – 9:26 – Newscast
9:26 – 24:11 – Roses and Razzberries
24:11 – 39:07 – Proposed tolls in OR; CA enforcement
39:07 – 48:05 – Government shutdown update
- The Zed ELD will phase out its product, and has negotiated a zero-cost transfer agreement with Stoneridge EZ-ELD. For more information about Stoneridge EZ-ELD or about the transition, here are their contact details: Call Stoneridge at (833) 994-3953; Visit the Stoneridge EZ-ELD website at https://www.electronic-loggingdevice.com/.
- OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The white 1997 Freightliner Century has a turquoise hood and “Clark Refrigerated Lines” written on both sides. It was last seen at the Pilot Truck Stop in Miami Gardens, Florida. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery. For more about this truck, go to the TRACER notice. For more information on stolen vehicles, go to TRACERsystem.us; If you have information about the missing truck, call 202-246-2698.
- Michigan has opened its roads to truck platooning, passing a law to accommodate its testing in the state. The new law will revise the state’s following-too-closely rule. For more details go online to Land Line Magazine: New Michigan law accommodates truck platooning.
From truckers who stepped up to honor our wartime dead to a man handing out fraudulent CDLs, Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna will tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.
- If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, Offer a Rose or Razzberry or visit us on Facebook.
Jon Osburn may be on Christmas break, but he’s still hearing about issues ranging from proposed tolls in Oregon to a new enforcement method in California. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.
- See the full Spirit Schedule.
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The government shutdown continues today with no clear end in sight. So what does that mean for all of you out there behind the wheel of a truck? Mark Reddig fills in the blanks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
- Related coverage: What happens for truckers in a government shutdown?
Voting is open for OOIDA Board of Directors
Between now and Jan. 31 OOIDA members have a chance to choose some of the people who will run the organization that represents them. Ballots have already been sent out to members to vote for nominees for the Association’s Board of Directors. And a section of the OOIDA website allows members to vote online as well.
- You can read the nominee bios in Land Line Magazine’s story; Voting now open in the OOIDA Biennial Board of Directors election.
- OOIDA members can cast your vote here.
- You can also hear the nominees’ radio interviews below:
OOIDA Board nominee Linda Allen.
Interview with OOIDA Board nominee Brad Peterson.
Interview with OOIDA Board nominee Rodney Morine.
Next, OOIDA Board nominee Danny Schnautz.
Interview with OOIDA Board nominee Kristopher Peters
OOIDA Board nominee Stephen Saunders
And OOIDA Board nominee Carl Smith.