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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.

    Grants aim to get veterans into trucking

    Grants aim to get veterans into trucking

    LLN (8/11/22) – The FMCSA is offering millions in grant money to get more military veterans into trucking. So how is that money going to be used and will it be effective? Also, several companies and organizations have recently requested exemptions from the entry-level driver training rule. And in the latest cases, OOIDA is again opposing those requests. And Massachusetts lawmakers have agreed to spend $11.3 billion on transportation, while Georgia’s governor has extended a fuel tax holiday for a third time.
    0:00 – Newscast. 
    10:04 – Fuel: trending down, but trouble ahead.
    24:56 – Summer freight slowdown.
    39:51 – A big loss for convoy.

    • 50 min
    Fuel prices: the good news, and the bad news

    Fuel prices: the good news, and the bad news

    LLN (8/10/22) – Fuel prices have trended down for nearly two months now – and industry experts expect that trend to continue for weeks or even months to come. Tom Kloza of OPIS is among them, but he also sees potential trouble on the horizon. Also, the dog days of summer are typically a time of stagnation in the spot market, and the trend appears to be holding true. Stephen Petit of DAT tells us which markets are hot and which are not. And for many years, Marty Ellis has been involved in one of the biggest charity events in the trucking industry – the World’s Largest Truck Convoy benefitting Special Olympics. That event recently lost its founder.
    0:00 – Newscast. 
    10:04 – Fuel: trending down but trouble ahead.
    24:56 – Summer freight slowdown.
    39:51 – A big loss for convoy.

    • 50 min
    Factoring company back, but some problems remain

    Factoring company back, but some problems remain

    LLN (8/9/22) – We reported recently on problems that some truckers were having with a factoring company that had some carriers essentially shutting down. Now the situation has changed. But understanding what happened here might help some truckers avoid similar problems. Also, later this month, CVSA will conduct its annual Brake Safety Week. In addition, the expiration date on an important pandemic-related exemption is coming up as well. So what do you need to know? And Indiana lawmakers are moving on plans to provide relief from higher costs – including fuel tax relief. Meanwhile, an effort to provide tax relief for some Massachusetts residents has been derailed.
    0:00 – Newscast. 
    10:06 – Factoring problems.
    24:58 – Brake Safety Week primer.
    39:53 – State tax relief.

    • 50 min
    Parking bill – what’s the next hurdle?

    Parking bill – what’s the next hurdle?

    LLN (8/8/22) – Efforts to pass a bill to pave more truck parking took a huge leap forward recently, but some major hurdles have yet to be overcome. We’ll find out where we are and what’s next. Also, a recent recipient of the Highway Angel award is being hailed a hero after stopping an overdosing motorist who was driving erratically. We’ll explain how he was able to stop the car and offer advice to the man behind the wheel. And do personal vehicle violations effect your commercial driving record? We’ll explain what the answers is, and why.
    0:00 – Newscast. 
    10:06 – Highway Angel.
    24:58 – Violations in your personal vehicle.
    39:53 – Truck parking update.

    • 50 min
    AB5 pushing truckers to adapt

    AB5 pushing truckers to adapt

    LLN (8/5/22) – California’s AB5 continues to confuse and anger truckers who simply want to run their businesses. But it’s also causing some to try to adapt to the new situation, and they’re telling Marty Ellis about it. Also, your truck is likely full of sensor and alarms that alert you to the first sign of a problem, and that is a good thing. Such is the case with an overheating tire. So what do we do when that alert comes through? And a driver with more than 40 years of experience behind the wheel and approximately 4 million incident-free miles has been given CVSA’s 2022 International Driver Excellence Award.
    0:00 – Newscast. 
    10:06 – Heat and tires.
    24:58 – CVSA honors driver.
    39:53 – Adapting to AB5.

    • 50 min
    Brake Safety Week: Avoiding violations

    Brake Safety Week: Avoiding violations

    LLN (8/4/22) – With CVSA’s Brake Safety Week coming up fast, there are relatively simple things you can be doing right now to make sure you don’t get dinged by inspectors. Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will soon begin accepting nominations for its Advisory Committee on Underride Protection. Meanwhile, FMCSA is trying to recruit military veterans into the trucking industry. And a new law in Pennsylvania revises an existing measure to put an end to attempts to toll highway bridges throughout the state. Meanwhile, three counties in California will let voters decide on transportation issues on the fall election ballot for road related taxes.
    0:00 – Newscast.  
    10:06 – Avoiding brake violations.
    24:58 – Underride protection committee.
    39:53 – Bridge toll plan.

    • 50 min

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