What does the new truck market have to offer?

April 19, 2021


Land Line Now, April 19, 2021.

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If you’re part of the new truck market – and specifically brand new trucks – you’ve got a few options. We’ll tell you what the choices are.

Western Star 49X heavy-haul tractor new truck market
New 49X tractor is a heavy-haul version with 20,000-pound-capacity steer and lift axles and 46,000-pound tandem, and a DD16 diesel rated at 600 hp. The massive grille is unique to the 49X while retaining a Western Star family resemblance. The roof “trench” accommodates air horns, and cool-burning LED headlights have heating grids to melt snow and ice.

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

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II. New truck market has lots to offer

If you’re in the market for a new truck – and more specifically a brand new truck, you’ve got a few options. We’ll hear from Tom Berg, contributing editor at Land Line Magazine, to find out about the newest truck models that are rolling out right now.

III. My insurance, or the carrier’s?

It’s a common insurance decision that many drivers end up facing: should I go with my own insurance policy? Or do I go with my motor carrier’s coverage? OOIDA’s truck insurance experts say most people go with the latter, but that doesn’t mean it’s always best.

IV. Alternative infrastructure plans

In the wake of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, several groups are offering alternative proposals to build up the nation’s infrastructure – and different definitions of what infrastructure is.

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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information

  • Learn more about the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.
  • Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the TA in Mount Vernon, Mo. That’s at Exit 46 off Interstate 44. You can find upcoming Spirit stops here.
  • Find out more about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance program 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.
  • 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 LandLineNow@OOIDA.com 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 Questions@OOIDA.com.