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Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Bill Underwood TA in Greenwood, La. That’s located at Exit 5 off Interstate 20. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: May 22, 2018.

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Upcoming Programs

-Thu 05/24/18

  • 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 05/25/18

  • Semi Supper Club – Mary McKenna brings us the latest in our occasional series about restaurants that cater to truck drivers.
  • Where’s the Spirit? – Mark Reddig catches up with Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s tour truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker.

-Sat 05/26/18

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

-Sun 05/27/18

  • About Those Hours of Service … - For years now, truckers, trucking companies, industry associations, safety advocates and policy makers have debated whether the hours of service in any of its versions have done what they were designed to do - reduce fatigued driving. Mary McKenna has a report.
  • Tech in Trucks - Does technology help safety, or make our roads less safe? As more and more tech makes its way into trucks, it’s an important question to answer. Land Line Now host Mark Reddig has a report.

-Mon 05/28/18

  • Talking Tires – Tires are the biggest expense truckers face after fuel. Terry Scruton gets some advice from the folks at Goodyear.
  • Hours of Service Reform – S. Rep. Brian Babin is at it again, this time with a bill that would fix two of truckers’ biggest complaints with the current Hours of Service rules. Mary McKenna reports.

-Tue 05/29/18

  • Your Health – Mark Reddig gets some advice on avoiding illness and staying healthy from 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 05/30/18

  • 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 05/31/18

  • 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 06/01/18

  • It Happens Every Year – Truckers – at least those who own their own rigs – have to file Form 2290, pay the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, update their IRP registration and pay IFTA. Terry Scruton gets information on all three from Cathy Koncilia and Scott O’Dell of OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department.
  • 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 06/02/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Roses and Razzberries – Terry Scruton and Mary McKenna offer examples of who’s been good and who’s been bad in recent news.

-Sun 06/03/18

  • Nutrition – Get It Right! – Mark Reddig talks about what you should eat with Dr. Bethany Dixon, a chiropractor and certified nutritionist.
  • Turning Trucker - When trucker Gregg Softy was as kid he was – like many other kids – infatuated with trucks, though his may have gone to a different level. Now, after a long, award-winning military career, he has finally achieved his dream and become an award-winning truck driver. Terry Scruton has his story.

-Mon 06/04/18

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

-Tue 06/05/18

  • 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 06/06/18

  • 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 06/07/18

  • 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 06/08/18

  • 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 06/09/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • Even the Good Lord Can’t Get a Break … - We’ve heard all kinds of problems being caused by electronic logging devices, but when we heard that truck stop chapel attendance might be down as a result of the mandate, well, that was a new one. Mary McKenna will bring us the story on today’s show.

-Sun 06/10/18

  • Advice From the Boss Man -Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman get some tips 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.
  • 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.

-Mon 06/11/18

  • Wayward Son - Terry Scruton and Mark Schremmer talk with the new lead singer of the rock band Kansas about his life as a truck driver.
  • Insurance Interchange - Terry Scruton gets some advice from our in-house truck insurance experts, Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre.

-Tue 06/12/18

  • A Taxing Topic –Mark Reddig gets some advice from Shasta May of MBA Tax and Bookkeeping Service.
  • 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 06/13/18

  • 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 06/14/18

  • 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 06/15/18

  • Advice From the Boss Man -Mark Reddig and Barry Spillman discuss the show that brought the Chrome Shop Mafia into the national spotlight – Trick my Truck – with that shop’s boss man, Bryan Martin.
  • 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 06/16/18

  • Regulatory Roundup –Terry Scruton will discuss the latest regulatory issues confronting truckers with OOIDA’s regulatory staff.
  • A Mack of Your Very Own - Truckers are sometimes viewed as kids playing with big toys. Well, now kids of all ages can play with their own Mack truck thanks to the folks at Lego. Terry Scruton has the story.

-Sun 06/17/18

  • Insurance Interchange - Terry Scruton gets some advice from our in-house truck insurance experts, Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre.
  • The Truckers Helper - There’s an old expression that if you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. That’s especially true when it comes to backing up your computer data and protecting yourself online. Terry Scruton talks with John Ewing of the Truckers Helper.
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