Veteran helps truckers survive winter weather with a hot meal

February 22, 2021


Land Line Now, Feb. 22, 2021.

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A U.S. Army veteran who drove in the service took it upon herself to feed hungry truckers stranded in Mississippi by recent winter weather.

Winter Weather on highway, snow and ice removal

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Winter weather comes to the Pacific Northwest. New border requirements are in place in Canada. And “Bed, Breakfast and Buffalo Bill.”

II. Vet feeds truckers stranded by winter weather

From a U.S. Army veteran who took it upon herself to feed hungry truckers stranded in Mississippi by winter weather, and the truck stop in Kentucky getting national recognition for all the right reasons – to a mobile exhibit that pays respect to those who gave their lives for their country, truckers are carrying out or honoring service.

III. Insurance when hauling vehicles

Hauling vehicles means increased risk, and that you should be prepared to answer a bunch of questions when seeking coverage. We’ll explain what to expect – and explain what questions you should be asking.

IV. Working to fix towing woes

An effort to reign in the worst of the bad operators in towing is moving forward in Missouri, as well as in other states. The main target? Non-consensual (or police-dispatched) tows.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Starting Tuesday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Petro in Beaumont, Texas. That’s at Exit 848 off Interstate 10. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here. Jon is also giving away free protective masks.
  • You can find more information about Wreaths Across America and its Mobile Education Exhibit here.
  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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