LLN (10/16/19) – Normally, this is when we see a bump in the spot market with the holiday season approaching. So why didn’t the anticipated pre-holiday freight bump show up? Also, Truckers for Troops donations all go to help troops and veterans – but sometimes in unusual ways. We’ll have the latest on a lawsuit over Rhode Island’s truck only tolls. What the price of diesel is doing four weeks since the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields. OOIDA is asking truckers to speak out on proposed change to the hours of service. And why new economy companies talk a tough game, but it may be all hot air.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast.
10:10-24:14 – Unusual results from Truckers for Troops.
24:14-38:43 – Pre-holiday freight bump late; what are diesel prices doing?
38:43-48:22 – New economy tough talk, soft followup; OOIDA Call to Action on hours of service.
- The Maryland Transportation Authority has set up a program for CDL holders to receive text or email notifications when truck traffic is restricted on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. You can find out more here.
- Fall is prime season for the invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly to lay eggs, and officials are urging truckers who haul in the northeastern U.S. to check their rigs for any egg mass. Failing to follow required procedures could cost you a big fine.
- For information, you can call OOIDA’s Business Services Department at 816-229-5791.
- You can also find information at OOIDA’s Online Education website.
- Take the required course – Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Business – through the PennState Extension.
- If you have questions about the permitting process, email the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are outside of the quarantine area, report any sightings to the Pennsylvania State University Extension at https://extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternfly or call 888-4-BADFLY (888-422-3359).
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: Spotted lanternfly quarantine: egg-laying season begins in September.
Truckers for Troops is just around the corner. Terry Scruton takes a look at one area some past donations have gone to that you might not expect: golf clubs. He talks with Mike Ramsey of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.
- Read more about this year’s Truckers for Troops telethon: Annual Truckers for Troops telethon beings Veterans Day.
Terry will also have the latest on a lawsuit over Rhode Island’s truck only tolls program.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: ATA argues tolls are not taxes in Rhode Island lawsuit.
Normally this is when we see a bump in the spot market with the holiday season approaching. So why didn’t the anticipated bump in holiday freight show up? Mary McKenna finds out from Mark Montague of DAT, a company that provides market information for owner-operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.
- Visit the DAT website.
- Or you can call them at 800-547-5417.
- Be sure to check out their blog.
- Chat with them on Twitter.
- And find out more on the OOIDA Members Edge website.
- You can call OOIDA Members Edge at 866-487-8253.
It’s been four weeks since the attack on oil fields in Saudi Arabia. The price of diesel went up, but has only eased back afterward. Mary McKenna has a detailed report on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.
- Here is this week’s price report by Land Line Magazine: Fuel prices remain steady following small increase.
- Find Daily Fuel Prices by ProMiles.
- To see how to compute your own fuel surcharge use OOIDA’s online Fuel Surcharge Calculator.
- To download OOIDA’s fuel surcharge app for Android Smartphones, click here.
So-called new economy companies like Uber and Lyft talk a tough game, but aren’t willing to even let the public know what exactly they’re up to – and that tough talk may be all hot air. Mary McKenna talks with Bryce Mongeon of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.
OOIDA has issued a Call to Action asking truckers to speak out on proposed changes to the hours of service.
- Read OOIDA’s full comments here.
- You can file your comments here. Comments are due Oct. 21.
- Find more information on the HOS rulemaking here.
- You can read more from Land Line Magazine: