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Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the ATHS National Convention and Antique Truck Show. That takes place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: May 22, 2017.

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OOIDA member takes Best of Show at SuperRigs

Reed Black reports that an OOIDA member from Tomah, Wis., won the grand prize at the Shell-Rotella SuperRigs working show truck competition in Tulsa Saturday. Bill Rethwisch—who won in the show truck category last year—captured the Best of Show honors this year. Read Land Line Magazine’s OOIDA Member takes third SuperRigs title in four years to find out more about the show and see a list of other winners. Air date: May 22, 2017.

OOIDA fights CB ban in Canada

OOIDA is asking Canadian officials to back away from a possible ban on the use of CB radios. Mark Reddig will discuss that, plus a possible left-lane restriction in Louisiana, with OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs, Mike Matousek.

  • You can read OOIDA’s letter to Canadian officials, here;
  • You can also read the Louisiana bill on left-lane restrictions, here;
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at
  • To call members of Congress, dial (202) 224-3121;
  • Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.

Air date: May 22, 2017.

The ins and outs of endorsements

Endorsements – in politics, that means one person supporting another running for public office. In truck insurance, it could mean covering you for mechanical failure in your reefer or covering an unattended truck. Terry Scruton talks with Trina McIntyre and Stacey Sanders of OOIDA’s Truck Insurance Department.

  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance
  • You can also call the insurance department directly at 1-800-715-9369.
  • If you have a question about truck insurance you’d like answered on the air, you can call the Land Line Now Listener Comment Line at 1-800-324-6856.

Air date: May 22, 2017.

Big rig racing is back

A new series is putting trucks back on the race track – and restarting a unique form of racing. Terry Scruton reports on the Bandit Big Rig Series. You can find out more about the series at Air date: May 22, 2017.

NYT: trucking “low-paying, grinding” work

Reed Black reports that on May 22, 2017, the New York Times posted an online article on truck driving as a profession—and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Reporter Trip Gabriel describes truck driving as “low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work” that may soon be taken over by self-driving trucks. The article does quote several truckers who love the profession—citing the freedom of the open road and independent lifestyle. You can read the entire article, here. Air date: May 22, 2017.

Illinois trucker receives Safe Driving Award

Stuart E. Hochfelder of Bourbonnais, Ill., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 39 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Air date: May 22, 2017.

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