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Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are taking a break over the holidays. But they’ll be back January 9th at the Petro in Sparks, Nev. Meanwhile, you can still join OOIDA at a discount by calling and mentioning our show at (816) 229-5791. Air date: Dec. 15, 2017.

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ELD mandate set to go in effect Dec. 18

The ELD mandate for the trucking industry goes into effect Dec. 18. Mark Reddig discusses the latest on the situation with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the office of compliance and enforcement at FMCSA.

Air date: Dec. 15, 2017.

Last minute efforts being made against ELDs

With the ELD mandate set to go into effect Monday, a number of 11th hour efforts are underway to delay the regulation. Mark Reddig gets an update from Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: Dec. 14, 2017.

Mysteries abound on ELDs and infrastructure

Earlier this week, the truck leasing industry said they had received a second exemption from the ELD mandate from the FMCSA. But as of yet, no sign of that has appeared on the federal level. Terry Scruton will explore that mystery – plus get an update on the president’s infrastructure plan – from OOIDA Manager of Federal Affairs Jay Grimes.

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Air date: Dec. 14, 2017.

TRACER alert on stolen truck

OOIDA’s TRACER system has issued an alert on a stolen truck. The sky blue 2012 Peterbilt Glider Conventional has “Myron Triplet Trucking LLC” written on the doors. It was last seen on Forest Parkway in Ellenwood, Georgia. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to its recovery.

  • Find more information on the Peterbilt;
  • See more TRACER alerts;
  • Call (202) 246-2698 if you have information.

Air date: Dec. 14, 2017.

Pa. cracks down on rogue household goods movers

An effort continues to move forward at the Pennsylvania statehouse to boost penalties for rogue household goods movers operating in the state. Also, in hopes to encourage more truck drivers to stop idling, a new law in Wisconsin raises the allowable weight limit for trucks. Terry Scruton talks about these stories with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Air date: Dec. 14, 2017.

Info sought in road rage incident in Texas

Mary McKenna reports that a 57-year old truck driver from San Antonio, Texas, was sent to the hospital after being the shot in an apparent road rage incident in Rowlett, Texas yesterday morning. The Rowlett police have very little information to go on since the trucker was unable to identify either the alleged shooter or the vehicle involved. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Rowlett Police at (972) 412-6220. Air date: Dec. 14, 2017.

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