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"Land Line Now" is the first daily news and information program designed specifically for America's truck drivers.

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"Land Line Now" is the first daily news and information program designed specifically for America's truck drivers.

    Scammers have their eyes on truckers

    Scammers have their eyes on truckers

    LLN (7/3/20) – Scammers are always trying to make a dishonest buck. And truckers end up being a frequent target. We’ll update you on some of the scams aimed at your wallet right now. Also, Jesse James Dupree, lead singer of the band Jackyl, is out with a new song that isn’t just dedicated to truck drivers – it’s about them. And a last-ditch effort to remove an insurance increase from the House version of the highway bill has fallen short. Now, trucking advocates are looking at what’s next.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – Jesse James Dupree’s new trucking song.
    24:39 – Scammers have their eyes on you.
    39:08 – Insurance increase still in highway bill.

    • 49 min
    Could shippers be app tracking you?

    Could shippers be app tracking you?

    LLN (7/2/20) – More and more shippers are asking truckers to use an app to track where shipments are – but the apps don’t just track that. Also, the federal government issues security advisories for the July Fourth weekend, and a proposed regulation would let state drivers licensing agencies decide whether to deny or downgrade CDLs based on information in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. And truck parking in Pennsylvania may soon get a boost – from public private partnerships, while Michigan considers road funding plans.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – CDLs and the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
    24:39 – Pennsylvania parking; Michigan road funding.
    39:08 – App tracking.

    • 49 min
    Freight gets a spark from the Fourth

    Freight gets a spark from the Fourth

    LLN (7/1/20) – The July Fourth holiday and the end of the quarter give a boost to freight and rates, but uncertainty lies in the road ahead. Also, last week, we went over some of the frequent questions OOIDA staff have to say “no” to. This time, they look at questions they get to say “yes” to. And the House version of the highway bill is on its way to passage in the lower chamber of Congress – complete with a provision to more than double your insurance costs. We’ll explain what comes next.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:44 – “Yes” questions.
    24:39 – Freight fireworks on the Fourth.
    39:08 – Proposed highway bill – the next step.

    • 49 min
    Insurance increase moves ahead

    Insurance increase moves ahead

    LLN (6/30/20) – A last-ditch effort to remove an insurance increase from the House version of the highway bill has fallen short. Now, trucking advocates are looking at what’s next. Also, summer is here, and so is the heat. It’s a tire’s worst enemy, but you can take action to help protect them. And a new Iowa law will help owner-operators keep their independent contractor status; meanwhile, Massachusetts closes in on a transportation funding deal.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:43 – Summer heat and your tires.
    24:06 – Iowa independent contractors; Massachusetts road funding.
    38:34 – Effort to block insurance increase falls short.

    • 49 min
    Another round in insurance fight

    Another round in insurance fight

    LLN (6/29/20) – Efforts to increase truckers’ insurance requirements face their next test this week, as truckers push back against the effort hard. Also, what should you look for under the hood as part of your pre-trip inspection? We’ll have some suggestions. And how have the recent protests affected drivers? And what’s the latest in the war against dishonest brokers? We’ll discuss those and more from the latest issue of Land Line Magazine.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:43 – Under the hood during the pre-trip?
    24:06 – Protests, dishonest brokers and more.
    38:34 – Another test for insurance increase.

    • 49 min
    The fight against an insurance increase

    The fight against an insurance increase

    LLN (6/26/20) – The proposed highway bill would more than double truckers’ insurance requirements, and some representatives even voted to keep that in the bill. We’ll explain where the situation stands and what’s being done about it. Also, want to know if you can or can’t do something under the regulations? Today, we’ll discuss instances where the answer is “no.” And the FMCSA is looking into systems designed to help trucker be safer, and the OOIDA Foundation is asking truckers for their input.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    9:43 – When the answer is “no.”
    24:06 – Survey on driver-assist tech.
    38:34 – Fighting the insurance increase.

    • 49 min

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