Land Line Now, Jan. 15, 2020.
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If you’ve ever hesitated to report bad behavior by your carrier for fear of retaliation, whistleblower protections are in place to help you.
I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton
A bridge scandal has its day in court, the FMCSA shuts down a motor carrier ,and an ATM goes for a ride – it’s today’s trucking news.
II. Whistleblower protection for truckers
If you’ve ever found yourself holding back on reporting bad behavior for fear of retaliation from the company, you should know that there are whistleblower protections in place to help you.
III. A freight rate slowdown could be ahead
Rates continue to rise in the first full week of January, but a slowdown may be coming. Also, Wyoming lawmakers are considering whether to toll Interstate 80. And diesel prices drop across most of the country as oil goes on a five day losing streak.
IV. Study – public may support gas tax hike
A university study presented this week offers a glimpse of how a fuel tax increase will play with the public.
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Links, email addresses, phone numbers and more information
- Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are at the TA in Santa Nella, Calif. That’s at Exit 407 on Interstate 5. Find the upcoming Spirit stops here.
- Get more information about the freight market.
- Read OOIDA’s Call to Action for truckers in Wyoming.
- Keep up to date on fuel prices.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that on the Fighting for Truckers website.
- Anyone with any information about the ATM Theft from a Pilot Truck Stop in Haughton, La. is asked to call the Bossier Crime Stoppers Hotline at 318-424-4100.
Clarification: In our newscast story, the lane closures affected access to the George Washington Bridge from the town of Fort Lee, N.J.