Land Line Now, Oct. 14, 2020.
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Freight and trucking rates slow a little in a pre-holiday lull. Also, maximizing your profits is one way to avoid the need for factoring.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
Marijuana continues to top the list in the FMCSA’s drug and alcohol clearinghouse; a major trucking company is sued for sexual discrimination; and a llama drama on an interstate in Oregon – it’s today’s news in trucking.
II. Profits and factoring
Factoring companies can help you make ends meet when times get tough, but there are ways to avoid the need for one in the first place. Maximizing your profits is one.
III. Trucking rates pre-holiday season
Freight and rates begin to slow a little in a pre-holiday lull.
IV. The election and the House
Yesterday, we discussed how this election might change the U.S. Senate, and how that could affect you. Today, we’ll take a look at the U.S. House as we approach the election, and what impact it could have on trucking.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- 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.
- Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be at the Petro in Waterloo, N.Y., located at Exit 41 off Interstate 90. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon Osburn is also giving away free protective masks.
- Learn more about TBS Factoring.
- 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.
- Memphis police are looking for a truck driver they say fired shots at a Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-thru because of a wrong order. If you have a tip, call 901-528-CASH.