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Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Guilty by Association Truck Show at Four State Trucks in Joplin, Mo. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount.

Our own Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman will be there with Jon, along with folks from Land Line Magazine and more from the OOIDA crew. The Association is playing a much bigger role in the Joplin show this year, and we hope to see you all there.

See the full Spirit Schedule.

Air date: Sept. 20, 2017.

Upcoming Programs

-Fri 09/22/17

  • Advice From the Boss Man -Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman get some tips about how to handle breakdowns from 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.

-Sat 09/23/17

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • History Makes A Comeback - If you know anything about the long history of trucking, you may have heard the name August Fruehauf. The man literally invented the semi-trailer a hundred years ago, but the brand itself hasn’t been seen inside the U.S. in 20 years. Terry Scruton talks with August’s granddaughter Ruth Fruehauf to find out why that’s about to change.

-Sun 09/24/17

  • Roses and Razzberries – Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna offer examples of who’s been good and who’s been bad in recent news.
  • What’s in Your Oil? – Mark Reddig discusses oil analysis, bypass filtration and more with Jerry Sims of Gulf Coast Filters.

-Mon 09/25/17

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

-Tue 09/26/17

  • Maintenance Q&A – Mark Reddig discusses technology, maintenance and best practices with Land Line Magazine’s technical genius, Paul Abelson.
  • 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 09/27/17

  • Follow-Ups – Mark Reddig 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 09/28/17

  • 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 09/29/17

  • Semi Supper Club – Mary McKenna brings us the latest in our series about restaurants that cater to truckers.
  • 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 09/30/17

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • DOT Physical Update - Mary McKenna talks with chiropractor David Thorpe, President of Pass My Physical.Com, about the launch of a website and app he says will help make your annual DOT physical quicker and much less stressful. Plus, he’ll update us on the continuing battle to get New York chiropractors back on the National Registry as certified medical examiners.

-Sun 10/01/17

  • Road Law - You’ve probably heard the term Kangaroo Court used in movies or TV shows, but if you’re not careful, you could find yourself in a real-life version in some parts of the country. Terry Scruton finds out more from Jeff McConnell and James Manella of Road Law.
  • In the News -Terry Scruton discusses the latest developments in trucking issues with members of the Land Line Magazine staff.

-Mon 10/02/17

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

-Tue 10/03/17

  • All That’s Shiny – Terry Scruton discusses show trucks, test drives and more with Land Line Magazine’s show truck maven Suzanne Stempinski.
  • State Update – Reed Black discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Wed 10/04/17

  • Follow-Ups – Reed Black 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 10/05/17

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

-Fri 10/06/17

  • 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 10/07/17

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Parking Problems - Panel after panel, study after study shows the lack of adequate truck parking has been a problem for decades, and it’s only getting worse. Mary McKenna speaks with Phil Mescher with the Iowa Department of Transportation; Kendra Hems, President of the New York State Trucking Association; and OOIDA Life member Jerry Matson  

-Sun 10/08/17

  • Makin’ It Look Custom - When you think about customizing your truck, most people think first of the exterior. It’s natural, since that’s where most of the chrome goes. However, you can do a lot to make your interior look customized, often with over-the-counter parts. Barry Spillman and Mark Reddig talk with Bryan Martin, the boss man at Joplin, Missouri’s Chrome Shop Mafia.
  • New Truck Problems - When you buy a brand new truck right off the showroom floor, you expect that everything works. But those trucks can have problems of their own, and oil analysis can help you find them. Mark Reddig talks with Jerry Sims of Gulf Coast Filters.

-Mon 10/09/17

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

-Tue 10/10/17

  • Your Health – Mark Reddig discusses medical issues faced by truckers and how to deal with them with Dr. John McElligott of the St. Christopher’s Fund.
  • State Update – Reed Black discusses what state lawmakers have in store with Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble and OOIDA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

-Wed 10/11/17

  • Follow-Ups – Reed Black 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 10/12/17

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

-Fri 10/13/17

  • 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.
  • 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 10/14/17

  • Cat in a Hat, For Real - Everyone these days has a mascot. So why should CAT scales be any different? Mark Reddig talks with Heather DeBaille of CAT about their 6-foot-tall feline.
  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Stopping the Dropping - At some point, everyone has dealt with their cell phone dropping a call. Now, a device offers some relief for truckers struggling to stay in contact. Mark Reddig finds out how from Nelson Roberts of weBoost.

-Sun 10/15/17

  • The CNG Experience - Natural gas is plentiful and clean, and more trucks use it all the time. Mark Reddig discusses driving a truck with CNG, compressed natural gas, with OOIDA member Jimmy Nevarez.
  • No More Three-Month Card - Whatever the reason, more and more truckers – even many younger drivers – are showing up to clinics and leaving with a short-term medical card. So how do you prepare and get the longer-term card? We’ll hear from Bob Perry of Rolling Strong.
  • How ‘Convoy’ Came To Be - Most Americans know the 1970s trucking classic “Convoy,” but few know what inspired it. Mark Reddig talks with Bill Fries, otherwise known as C.W. McCall, about what inspired him to write the song.

-Mon 10/16/17

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