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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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Upcoming Programs

-Sat 07/21/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Forms, Forms and More Forms - If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it might well be that no one – and I mean no one – likes to fill out forms. But truckers have to. Terry Scruton goes over some of the most important ones today with Cathy Koncilia and Scott O’Dell of OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department.

-Sun 07/22/18

  • The Harriet Tubman Award - A trucker whose actions saved a young woman from human trafficking has been honored for his efforts by Truckers Against Trafficking. Mary McKenna has his story.
  • Roses and Razzberries – Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna offer examples of who’s been good and who’s been bad in recent news.

-Mon 07/23/18

  • Insurance Interchange - Terry Scruton gets some advice from our in-house truck insurance experts, Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre.

-Tue 07/24/18

  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Wed 07/25/18

  • Follow-Ups – Mary McKenna gives us more information about some of the most interesting news of the day.
  • Market Update – Terry Scruton brings us some insight into the current state of the market for trucking services courtesy of the folks at DAT.
  • Diesel Update – Terry Scruton offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

-Thu 07/26/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Fri 07/27/18

  • All that stuff you have to do … – Mark Reddig discusses Form 2290, the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, the Unified Registration System
  • Where’s the Spirit? – Mark Reddig catches up with Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker.
  • Online Education – Mark Reddig discusses free classes designed to help you improve your business as well as white papers covering important topics in the industry with Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

-Sat 07/28/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Advice From the Boss Man -Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman talk with Bryan Martin of Joplin, Mo.’s Chrome Shop Mafia.

-Sun 07/29/18

  • Drug Test Update - Mark Reddig will bring us some updates on truckers’ periodic drug and alcohol screenings with Doreen Weakley and Rachel Aycock of CMCI, OOIDA’s drug testing consortium.
  • Road Law - In the old days the only hand-held device a trucker might have in his cab was a CB radio. These days though smart phones and tablets have largely taken their place and with them comes a whole slew of legal issues. Terry Scruton talks about some of those issues with Jeff McConnell and James Manella of Road Law.

-Mon 07/30/18

  • Magazine Preview -Terry Scruton discusses the latest developments in trucking issues with members of the Land Line Magazine

-Tue 07/31/18

  • All That’s Shiny – Terry Scruton talks show trucks, test drives and everything else shiny with Land Line Magazine’s Contributing Field Editor Suzanne Stempinski.
  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Wed 08/01/18

  • Follow-Ups – Mary McKenna gives us more information about some of the most interesting news of the day.
  • Market Update – Terry Scruton brings us some insight into the current state of the market for trucking services courtesy of the folks at DAT.
  • Diesel Update – Terry Scruton offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

-Thu 08/02/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Fri 08/03/18

  • Roses and Razzberries – Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna offer examples of who’s been good and who’s been bad in recent news.
  • Where’s the Spirit? – Mark Reddig catches up with Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker.

-Sat 08/04/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Smart Highways - What if the highway you were traveling on could alert police and fire departments if you were in an accident? How about if it could detect when a vehicle veers into the ditch? It could happen someday, and in fact, a test is underway in Colorado. Mary McKenna has a report.

-Sun 08/05/18

  • Town Welcomes Truckers - Many towns have said no way to truck parking or truck stops within their borders. But a few have put out the welcome mat for truckers, seeing them as a positive influence and an economic benefit. The latest town to join that list is North Las Vegas, Nevada. Mary McKenna has a report.
  • A Song for Mack - When Mack trucks wanted a new song for its Mack Anthem, they turned to singer-songwriter Steve Moakler, and the result was a song called “Born Ready.” Terry Scruton talks with Moakler and Mack Vice President of Marketing John Walsh about how the song came about and what it has meant to people along the way.

-Mon 08/06/18

  • Insurance Interchange - Terry Scruton gets some advice from our in-house truck insurance experts, Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre.

-Tue 08/07/18

  • Life in the Fast Lane – Mark Reddig discusses health concerns of particular concern to truck drivers that spring from their lifestyle with Dr. John McElligott of the St. Christopher Fund.
  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Wed 08/08/18

  • Follow-Ups – Mary McKenna gives us more information about some of the most interesting news of the day.
  • Market Update – Terry Scruton brings us some insight into the current state of the market for trucking services courtesy of the folks at DAT.
  • Diesel Update – Terry Scruton offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

-Thu 08/09/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Fri 08/10/18

  • Advice From the Boss Man -Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman discuss trendy mods and rat rods with Bryan Martin of Joplin, Mo.’s Chrome Shop Mafia.
  • Where’s the Spirit? – Mark Reddig catches up with Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker.
  • Online Education – Mark Reddig discusses free classes designed to help you improve your business as well as white papers covering important topics in the industry with Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation.

-Sat 08/11/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • What’s in Your Oil –Mark Reddig discusses oil analysis, bypass filtration and related issues with Jerry Sims of Gulf Coast Filters.

-Sun 08/12/18

  • 10 Miles, 48 States and a Bicycle - A lot of truckers try to keep in shape. Other exercise for the fun of it. But trucker David Foster set a goal – riding his bike 10 miles in every one of the lower 48 states. Mark Reddig talks with him today.
  • Honoring Victims of 9/11 - OOIDA Life Member Mike Broaddus recently had what was essentially a secret mission for the government. And it involved honoring a group of Americans who gave everything for their country. Mark Reddig has the story.

-Mon 08/13/18

  • In the News -Terry Scruton discusses the latest developments in trucking issues with members of the Land Line Magazine

-Tue 08/14/18

  • Economic Update -Terry Scruton gets an update on where the economy has been and where it’s likely headed from Steve Freidell of Central States Capital.
  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Wed 08/15/18

  • Follow-Ups – Mary McKenna gives us more information about some of the most interesting news of the day.
  • Market Update – Terry Scruton brings us some insight into the current state of the market for trucking services courtesy of the folks at DAT.
  • Diesel Update – Terry Scruton offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

-Thu 08/16/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • State Update – Terry Scruton discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Fri 08/17/18

  • Follow-Ups – Mary McKenna gives us more information about some of the most interesting news of the day.
  • Where’s the Spirit? – Mark Reddig catches up with Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker.

-Sat 08/18/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Old-Time Trucker Stories - Ask an old trucker about what things were like back in the day, and you’ll hear about a world where equipment was primitive, runs were rough and trucking was overall much harder. But they still loved every minute. Mark Reddig talks with trucking veteran Bob Zimmerly.

-Sun 08/19/18

  • Tires and Heat - Hot summer weather is upon us, and those record temperatures can wreak havoc on your tires. But there are things you can do to take proper care of them and make sure you get the most out of your investment. Terry Scruton gets some tips from Joey Stain, field engineer with Michelin Truck Tires.
  • Roses and Razzberries – Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna offer examples of who’s been good and who’s been bad in recent news.

-Mon 08/20/18

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