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OOIDA on the Road
Where you can find us
Starting Friday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Petro in Carlisle, Penn. That’s located at 226 off I-76 and Exit 52 off I-81. Stop in, say hi to Jon and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. To see Jon’s full schedule, click here. Air date: July 29, 2014.
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Listen Online: Podcast Episodes
- All Nighter newscast July 29, 2014
- Tire pressure – it’s not a bunch of hot air …
- On the Road with the Spirit of the American Trucker, July 25
- Summer freight slowdown – Market Update
- When in doubt, back it up
- An exciting show truck season unfolds
- TA Petro wants to honor the best of the best
- Do you really want to pay that ticket?
- Say ‘thank you’ when Congress does it right
- Retread your wide-based tires? No problem
- Shell: New oil in your truck’s future
- Truckers Helper: employee vs. contractor
- Phoenix takes aim at wrong way drivers
- The highway bill – it’s more than just money
- Top 5 current issues in trucking – Part 1
- Top 5 current issues in trucking – Part 2
- Top 5 current issues in trucking – Part 3
- A little trip through trucking history
- Missing coolant? Call Professor Paul
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As you may know, the Missouri General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 68 (HJ Res. 68). HJ Res. 68 is a ballot initiative that, if approved by voters, would establish a 10-year, ¾ of one percent statewide sales and use tax to fund transportation projects (Note: the tax would apply to anything that is currently subject to existing Missouri sales and use taxes). The initiative will be on the August 5, 2014, primary ballot as Amendment #7. Below are a few highlights for your review.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, if approved by Missouri voters, H.J.Res. 68 would:
- Generate an estimated $5.4 billion over 10 years.
- Fund road, bridge, aviation, rail, port, public transit, and non-motorized/sidewalk projects across the state, including roughly 400 bridge projects, 3,200 miles of roadway resurfacing, 750 miles of new shoulders on rural highways, and 31 interchange improvements.
- Prohibit an increase in fuel taxes and the implementation of any toll road over the 10-year time period (Note: I- 70 is 1 of 3 interstate facilities authorized for tolling under a federal pilot program. Then-Governor Matt Blunt submitted a successful application for I-70 to be included in the pilot program).
It is important to note that the tax would “sunset” after 10 years and be placed on the general election ballot in 2024 to be reconsidered by Missouri voters.
Proponents of the initiative include: AAA, numerous Chambers of Commerce, the Kansas City Star, Springfield News-Leader, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri Trucking Association, and labor groups.
Opponents of the initiative include: Governor Jay Nixon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Missourians for Better Transportation Solutions.
- For more information go to www.fightingfortruckers.com;
- If you need help finding contact information, just call the Membership Department here at OOIDA at (816) 229- 5791;
- Or contact Mike Matousek at (816) 229-5791 or email@example.com if you have any questions or require additional information
Air date: July 28, 2014.
Other Items Heard on the Air:
- Mafia Secrets
- FRIDAY RANT: Maxim makes good
- Where’s the Spirit?
- TRACER alert on stolen truck
- FMCSA looks to fast track minimum insurance requirements rule
- Trucking companies and other businesses in Ohio will now get tax refunds
- TRACER alert on stolen trailers
- Diesel average drops 2.5 cents
- Summer slump continues as freight availability, rates drop
- OOIDA members sue FMCSA over PSP
- 2290 time
- Who stands where?
- Truckers urged to comment on FMCSA coercion proposal
- Truckers for Troops
- Land Line Now RSS Feed – Subscribe to our podcasts
- Driver distractions? Some come built into the truck
- A peek into one possible future, courtesy of Pennsylvania
- The ups and downs of reporting on fuel
- Tech perfection and the robot takeover of trucking are a long way off
- Technology is simply not the answer
BONUS PODCAST FEATURES
- Advice From Road Law
- Mafia Secrets: Bryan Martin offers some tips
- A few words of advice from Professor Paul
- Advice from the Answer Man at Shell Rotella
- DC Reports – the latest from OOIDA Washington, DC, staff on Congress
- Oil Education with Jerry Sims
- Keeping Fit – Expert Health Advice from Bob Perry
- Tax Advice from Shasta May of MBA Tax and Bookkeeping
PHOTOS OF OUR LISTENERS
- Some Spirit at Shoemaker’s
- Young man, old truck
- A few random photos from the American Truck Historical Society’s National Convention
- The last Marmon
- INSIDE THE CHROME SHOP
- ’We appreciate what you guys did for us’
- ’The best care packs’
- ’We all appreciate the support’
- ‘It was a huge morale boost’
- ’Received with smiles and open arms’
- ’Thank you to everyone that supports us’
- ’Thank you very much for the care package’
- A care package worthy of a flag ...
- A package ’filled with anything and everything I could have imagined’
- ‘I sincerely thank you all for your efforts’
TRUCKERS FOR TROOPS PHOTOS
- Hail, Hail, the gang’s all here …
- Your cast of characters ...
- Face look familiar?
- Is this the party to whom I’m speaking?
- Looking over the talleys …
- Thanks to the folks it’s all about
- Who’s ahead? Find out tonight
- Sneaky ...
- Is the Army still rolling along?
- Tallying up ...
- Tally Board – all shook up …
- Big Jim back in the day
SPECIAL FEATURE: A solution from a distant shore
Truckers start turning to shorepower technology to weather the hot and cold they face at the end of the day
Mark Reddig reports on the growing trend toward electrical connections at truck stops, and what it’s already doing for truckers who use it. To read the complete feature, click here.