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Truckers vent anger over low rates

May 8, 2020

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Land Line Now, May 8, 2020.

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Truckers are expressing their anger over low rates to Jon Osburn – while the president responds to drivers protesting those rates in our nation’s capital.

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I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

California port truckers demand better protection; a senator asks for feedback from trucking on COVID-19; and a thank-you to truckers in form of basic supplies – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Razzberries for really low rates

From a thank-you to truckers with a Mardi Gras twist to the people who are taking advantage of a bad situation by offering incredibly low rates, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good, and who’s been bad, with some Roses and Razzberries.


III. Truckers express anger over how low rates are

From deep in the heart of Texas, Jon Osburn is hearing from truckers concerned about historically low rates – and keeping an eye on the parking situation.


IV. Protest over rates draws president’s notice

Protesting truckers continue their peaceful vigil in our nation’s capital – and the president has taken notice.


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  • OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen semitrailer. The white 2014 White Van has an Oklahoma license plate. It was last seen on Burr Street in Gary, Ind. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery. For more information, go to TRACERsystem.us. If you have information, call 202-246-2698.
  • The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is taking a survey regarding truck parking in rest areas. The group wants to use the data to help create and better operate truck rest areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. You can participate in the survey here. The deadline is May 29.
  • Contact your doctor if you visited Kansas’ Topeka Service Area.
  • OOIDA has set up an online resource to provide direct access to information needed to operate in the current coronavirus pandemic. Click on the COVID-19 – Facts for Truckers logo on the OOIDA or Land Line Media websites.
  • 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.
  • The FMCSA has set up a dedicated web page for updates on when and where it is distributing masks to truck drivers.
  • If you want to offer up your own Rose or Razzberry for our consideration, you can submit those here.
  • Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Beaumont, Texas. That’s located at Exit 848 on Interstate 10. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • 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.