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When OOIDA beat a corrupt agency

August 19, 2019

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LLN (8/19/19) –
Twenty-five years ago, OOIDA beat a corrupt agency – the Tennessee PSC – that was shaking down truckers. And the effort led to that agency being dissolved by the state. We’ll have that story, plus an influential national newspaper recently announced its support for the proposed changes to the hours of service in a very big way.

0:00-10:10 – Newscast.

10:10-24:59 – History of Tennessee PSC case – Part 1.

24:59 -39:14 – History of Tennessee PSC case – Part 2.

39:14-49:06 – Wall Street Journal on hours of service.

Segment 1

Newscast

  • The FMCSA will conduct a two-hour listening session on proposed changes to the hours of service from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 23, in room C146 in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the Great American Trucking Show.
  • OOIDA is kicking off a new educational series titled “Shift Into Success” at the 2019 Great American Truck Show in Dallas. The first class, covering the cost of operations, takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22, in room C147 at the convention center. It’s free, and you don’t have to be an OOIDA member. For more information, call the OOIDA Foundation at 816-229-5791.

Segments 2 and 3

Twenty-five years ago, the state agency in charge of all truck enforcement in Tennessee was dissolved. The reason? An all-out effort by OOIDA to expose corruption and mistreatment of truckers by that agency, the Tennessee Public Service Commission. Today, Mary McKenna talks about what happened with OOIDA President Todd Spencer, OOIDA historian Sandi Soendker and Greg Grisolano of Land Line Magazine.

Segment 4

An influential newspaper with a national audience recently announced its support for the proposed changes to the hours of service in a very big way. Mark Reddig talks to OOIDA Public Affairs Director Norita Taylor about what they said and why it matters.

WWWilliams