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Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Petro in Gary, Ind. That’s located at Exit 9 off Interstates 90 and 84. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $20 discount through July. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: July 19, 2018.

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More talk on the anticipated infrastructure bill

Next week, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee plans to put out what he calls a “discussion draft” for the long-promised infrastructure bill. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: July 19, 2018.

FMCSA has a fix for the CSA system

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a plan to fix the CSA Safety Measurement System. Mark Reddig gets the details on that – and an automated vehicle listening session – from OOIDA Manager of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes.

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Air date: July 19, 2018.

Truck platoon rules creep across the U.S.

Providing authority to test driver-assistive truck platooning technology on highways continues to advance through statehouses across the country. Also, a new law in Rhode Island ends the inclusion of an unfair clause in trucking contracts in the state. Mark Reddig gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Air date: July 19, 2018.

Nevada DOT wants truck parking feedback

The OOIDA Foundation, in conjunction with the American Transportation Research Institute, is assisting the Nevada Department of Transportation in a truck parking study for the state. The purpose is to identify solutions that would improve truck parking issues. The survey is available now and will be open for the next 2 weeks, and all responses will be kept strictly confidential. You can find the survey on the OOIDA Foundation’s survey page. Air date: July 19, 2018.

Tolls are going up on the Kansas Turnpike

Mary McKenna reports that tolls are going up for all vehicles traveling on the Kansas Turnpike beginning October 1st.  Passenger vehicles with a K-TAG will see an increase of about 5 percent. Commercial vehicles with five or more axles will see their electronic fares rounded up to the nearest nickel. Cash commercial customers will see a 10 percent increase, with fares adjusted to the nearest quarter. Passenger vehicles paying cash will see a 12.5 percent increase. You can view both the cash schedule and electronic schedule online. Air date: July 19, 2018.

Our full broadcast is now online

Beginning Wednesday, June 6, Land Line Now offers its full show the following day at 6 a.m. Eastern, 3 a.m. Pacific, streaming online at For those on the road and listening to audio on their phone, the show can be accessed as a podcast on various podcast apps as well. On those apps, simply subscribe to Land Line Now, set up automatic downloads for new episodes and watch the latest Land Line Now broadcast pop up on your phone every morning. Air date: June 5, 2018.

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