Winter freight slump continues

January 29, 2020


Land Line Now, Jan. 29, 2020.

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The winter freight slump – and depressed rates – continue, but a few bright spots remain; meanwhile, diesel prices continue to drop over coronavirus fears.


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Entry level driver training rules are delayed; toll talk in Michigan and Connecticut; and a date for Roadcheck – it’s today’s news for truckers.

II. Honoring a Highway Angel

OOIDA member Charles Jasewicz was recently named one of the Truckload Carrier Association’s Highway Angels. Also, an update on the new transportation funding plan in Virginia that would raise taxes on both diesel and gasoline in the state.

III. Winter freight slump; lower diesel prices

Freight and rates continue their winter slump, but there are still a few bright spots. Also, diesel prices continue to drop as fears over the coronavirus outbreak lead to falling oil prices.

IV. Another step toward a highway bill

U.S. House Democrats have announced the principles they intend to follow in creating an infrastructure plan for the nation – an announcement that followed a similar document from congressional Republicans.

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