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

    Truck parking: a problem that could be a solution

    Truck parking: a problem that could be a solution

    LLN (10/15/21) – A journalist has been covering truck parking in Northern California; another city bans overnight truck parking; and the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act. Also, truckers are wondering whether the push for more electric vehicles is practical for trucks. Georgia residents are opposing a new truck stop outside Savannah, and truckers have a chance to speak out. And the U.S. DOT is asking truckers and others for help identifying how the department can make the supply chain work more efficiently; OOIDA says truck parking, detention time and more are part of the discussion.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    10:14 – The Parking Zone.
    25:07 – Electric trucks – are they practical.
    40:03 – Truck parking, detention time and other supply chain problems.

    • 51 min
    Supply chain problems, plans and myths

    Supply chain problems, plans and myths

    LLN (10/14/21) – The White House has announced actions intended to help get the supply chain moving again. And those actions will affect truckers. Meanwhile, the Senate moves closer to Meera Joshi’s confirmation, and new COVID border rules are put in place. Also, New Jersey, Nevada and Michigan work to curb ticket quotas, while Michigan also tries to make life easier for timber haulers. And the supply chain disruption debate is likely to affect the lives of many truckers. However, there’s more on the topic that you need to know – including what truckers are up against and what they can do.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    10:14 – White House supply chain announcement; Joshi confirmation; COVID border rules.
    25:07 – State ticket quota legislation.
    40:03 – More on supply chain problems.

    • 51 min
    Drug test centers short on supplies, staff

    Drug test centers short on supplies, staff

    LLN (10/13/21) – Drug test facilities are the latest part of the trucking world affected by both supply chain issues and problems filling vacant jobs. Also, as more and more truckers file for their own authority, certain aspects of the system are feeling the effects – and even slowing down under the strain. And that includes IRP and IFTA. We’ll discuss some of the issues involved. And the last year-and-a-half has been full of surprises – most of them unpleasant. So many dominoes have fallen that Dean Croke at the folks at DAT have started calling our new reality the “Domino Economy.” He’ll tell us which dominoes are likely to fall next.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    10:14 – IFTA, IRP and authority filings.
    25:07 – The Domino Economy.
    40:03 – Supply chain problems; phishing scams.

    • 51 min
    Supply chain not a trucking problem

    Supply chain not a trucking problem

    LLN (10/12/21) – Many truckers have run into parts shortages caused by supply chain problems; but a lack of truckers was not the cause. Also, how to deal with an increase in phishing scams. We’ll share a story from the longtime truckers and OOIDA life members Candy Bass and Richard Conaway involving a truck stop chaplain, the Grand Old Opry and a bucketful of glitter. An Iowa couple shows off their quarter-century-old rig. We’ll get some flu prevention advice from Dr. John McElligott. And a Pennsylvania effort is designed to make ease truck registration, while Georgia voters will decide on taxes for road work.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    10:14 – A glitter story; couple displays rig; flu prevention.
    25:07 – Pennsylvania register help; Georgia road taxes.
    40:03 – Supply chain problems; phishing scams.

    • 51 min
    FMCSA official: Clearinghouse top issue

    FMCSA official: Clearinghouse top issue

    LLN (10/11/21) – The recent Guilty By Association Truck Show included the FMCSA’s director of enforcement and compliance answering truckers’ questions. Also, if you’ve had to make an insurance claim on an old piece of equipment, you might be familiar with something called the “betterment clause.” We’ll explain what you need to know about it. And federal officials and some industrial and tech concerns are working hard to bring autonomous and electric trucks to market – or even require them. Meanwhile, a case in Louisiana has highlighted the problem with staged wrecks in trucking.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    10:14 – FMCSA official answers truckers questions.
    25:07 – “Betterment clause” and your truck.
    40:03 – Autonomous, electric trucks; staged wrecks.

    • 51 min
    AB5, truckers await court decision

    AB5, truckers await court decision

    LLN (10/8/21) – Controversy continues to swirl around California’s independent contractor law, AB5, which is waiting on a court decision that will likely decide its fate – and the fate of thousands of owner-operators. Also, “social media influencers” – people who advertise themselves as experts in some topic – were a new feature of this year’s Guilty By Association Truck Show. We’ll find out how it went. And Marty Ellis has experienced something many truckers have over the past few months – the shortage of certain truck parts due to the lack of computer chips. But he’s back on the road now, fielding questions about the hours-of-service emergency order.
    0:00 – Newscast.
    10:14 – Social Media influencers.
    25:07 – Parts shortage hits The Spirit.
    40:03 – How are states spending enforcement money?

    • 51 min

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