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Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro truck stop in Knoxville, Tenn. That’s located at Exit 369 off Interstates 40 and 75. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: May 26, 2018.

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Could ELDs go away for small carriers?

Earlier this week, members of Congress offered a pair of bills – one that would eliminate the ELD mandate for carriers with 10 or fewer trucks. Mark Reddig talks with Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: May 25, 2018.

What if the Transformers had ELDs?

We’ve talked pretty seriously about the electronic logging device mandate, and honestly, it’s a serious topic. But every once in a while, we all have to take a break and get a fresh perspective. Tyson Fisher offers one.

Air date: May 25, 2018.

Holiday driving tips

Jon has some advice for truckers dealing with millions of four-wheelers this holiday weekend. Mark Reddig will talk with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

Air date: May 25, 2018.

New Jersey trucker receives Safe Driving Award

Guido Molina of Newark, N.J., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 10 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Air date: May 25, 2018.

Congress works to fix hours of service – for some

A bill now before the U.S. Senate would make fixes to the Hours of Service – but only for truckers who haul livestock or insects such as bees. Mark Reddig discusses that, plus how cargo theft spikes on holiday weekends, with OOIDA Director of Safety and Security Operations Doug Morris.

Air date: May 24, 2018.

Martinez at the mic

Earlier this week, the FMCSA administrator Ray Martinez appeared before the House Transportation Committee to answer questions on a number of issues, including ELDs, hours of service and autonomous vehicles. Terry Scruton finds out what he had to say from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

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Air date: May 24, 2018.

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