What loads are paying

February 5, 2019


LLN (2/4/19) – We’ll explore what loads are paying, what truckers haul, where they haul it and more. Also, Land Line Magazine publishes its annual guide to getting involved. Meanwhile, OOIDA works to fix outrageous towing bills. And efforts are underway to fix California’s split speed limit.

0:00 – 9:41 – Newscast

9:41 – 24:25 – Freight rate survey

24:25 – 39:22 – Guide to getting involved

39:22 – 49:10 – Towing; CA split speeds

Segment 1


  • The trucking industry continues to add jobs at a steady pace. For example, the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor show that trucking added 3,600 jobs in January. Meanwhile, you can read more here: Trucking industry kicks off 2019 with 3,600 more jobs.
  • Do you have a question on mods for your truck, ways you can improve the looks, which truck to buy, or technical issues? Email Bryan Martin, boss man at Joplin, Missouri’s Chrome Shop Mafia. The address is BossManonLandLineNow@chromeshopmafia.com.

Segment 2

The OOIDA Foundation recently conducted a survey about freight rates. It included, for example, what truckers haul, where they haul it and other related information. However, they were also looking for insight into a number of other issues. Mark Reddig finds out what loads are paying from Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

  • Learn more about this year’s Freight Rate Survey.
  • The Foundation also offers free classes online. Find more information here.
  • Or view more online classes, here.
  • Registration is now open for OOIDA’s upcoming live business seminar, “Truck to Success.” The class takes place March 12-14 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Exit 21 on I-70 in Blue Springs, Mo. It is designed for truckers who are about to make the leap into becoming an owner-operator. In addition, it’s of interest to those who have been in the industry who want to cut costs and become more financially successful. Go to the Truck for Success page for more details.

Segment 3

Fixing the trucking industry’s problems depends on truckers getting involved. And every year, Land Line Magazine publishes a guide on how to do just that. Mary McKenna talks with Jami Jones, Greg Grisolano and Mark Schremmer of the magazine staff.

Segment 4

OOIDA is making progress on fixing outrageous towing bills in several parts of the country. Mark Reddig covers that with OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek. Also, Mike offers an update on California split speed limits.