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Starting Thursday, Jon Osburn and the rest of OOIDA’s crew will be at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas. That takes place at the convention center downtown, with truck parking at the State Fairgrounds. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: Aug. 23, 2017.

Friday Rants 2013

  • ’Just because’ – Sandi Soendker offers a few thoughts about a group of truckers who set out to help others. To read Sandi’s comments click here. Air date: Dec. 20, 2013. Air date: 12/20/2013
  • Flagwaver’s mission: Beyond ArlingtonSandi Soendker will have the story of an OOIDA member’s part in Wreaths Across America. To read Sandi’s story click here. Air date: Dec. 13, 2013. Air date: 12/13/2013
  • Logging truckers pull together to honor teenage cancer victim

    Greg Grisolano offers some thoughts about a group of truckers who stepped up to help others, all in honor of one girl. To read Greg’s comments, click here. Air date: Dec. 6, 2013. Air date: 12/6/2013

  • Maryland’s crystal ballLand Line Magazine’s David Tanner tells us why Maryland should put away its faulty crystal ball. To read David’s rant click here. Air date: Nov. 22, 2013. Air date: 11/22/2013
  • Debunking IBTTA's 'Toll Every Interstate Campaign' – Ryan Bowley of OOIDA offers his view of a recent publicity campaign mounted by a group that promotes tolling of highways. To read Ryan’s rant click here. Air date: Nov. 8, 2013. Air date: 11/8/2013
  • Fight the power – Greg Grisolano offers a few thoughts about one group’s unique protest of government spying. To read Greg’s rant click here. Air date: Nov. 1, 2013. Air date: 11/1/2013
  • Trucker’s heroic sacrifice a lesson in the power of forgivenessLand Line Magazine’s Greg Grisolano offers a few thoughts on a tragic situation with a heartwarming ending. To read Greg’s rant click here. Air date: Oct. 4, 2013. Air date: 10/4/2013
  • Big Brother next in line to conquer Europe – David Tanner of Land Line Magazine offers a few thoughts about how Europe wants to regulate highway traffic. To read David’s rant click here. Air date: Sept. 27, 2013. Air date: 9/27/2013
  • The latest chapter in fighting for truckers' right – By now, most of you are aware that October 1st, part of the Affordable Care Act will become reality. Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: Sept. 20, 2013. Air date: 9/20/2013
  • Is it hilarious or just stupid that CARB regulates hair gel? –

    – Land Line Magazine Associate Editor David Tanner offers a few thoughts about just how far CARB is going in terms of regulating life in California. To read David’s rant, click here. Air date: Aug. 30, 2013. Air date: 8/30/2013

  • The Good, the Bad and the Really, Really Ugly – Terry Scruton offers a few thoughts about a television program that covered serial killers in the trucking industry. To read Terry’s rant click here. Air date: Aug. 23, 2013. Air date: 8/23/2013
  • The unfortunate truth – Mark Reddig shares his thoughts on why the government’s transportation funding – or lack thereof – is running dry. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: Aug. 16, 2013. Air date: 8/16/2013
  • When ‘express’ does not impress – David Tanner of Land Line Magazine will offer a few thoughts about tolls and special deals. To read David’s rant click here. Air date: Aug. 9, 2013. Air date: 8/9/2013
  • Same song, second verse – Mark Reddig shares his thoughts on making sure history does not repeat itself. To read Mark’s rant click here. Air date: Aug. 2, 2013. Air date: 8/2/2013
  • The continuing misadventures of CARB – Mark Reddig shares his thoughts on CARB and the unnecessary chaos it’s creating. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: July 26, 2013. Air date: 7/26/2013
  • The down-to-earth truth about flying – Terry Scruton compares flight training to truck driver training. To read Terry’s rant click here. Air date: July 19, 2013. Air date: 7/19/2013
  • She's a mother of seven and he's a truck driver – Jami Jones offers a few thoughts about how the media treats truckers in comparison with other people. To read Jami’s rant click here. Air date: July 12, 2013. Air date: 7/12/2013
  • Terry Button gets a seat at the tableSandi Soendker offers a few thoughts about a New Yorker who will represent his fellow truckers on a federal advisory board. To read Sandi’s rant click here Air date: 6/28/2013
  • The bridge wasn’t the only thing that collapsedDavid Tanner will share a few thoughts about Washington state’s I-5 bridge collapse. To read David’s rant click here Air date: 6/21/2013
  • Copping an attitude – Terry Scruton shares a few thoughts about less-than-helpful law enforcement officers. To read Terry’s rant click here.  Air date: 6/14/2013
  • Truckers can't be replaced... – Jami Jones shares her thoughts on job security and driver pay. To read Jami’s rant click here.  Air date: 6/7/2013
  • Hey mainstream media – a guy in a pickup is not a truck driver … *sigh*Land Line Magazine’s Sandi Soendker will offer a few thoughts about when a truck is not a truck. To read Sandi’s rant click here. Air date: May 31, 2013.    Air date: 5/31/2013
  • Reporter's notebook: The story behind the story of OOIDA's beginnings – Mark Reddig talks to Greg Grisolano of Land Line Magazine about OOIDA’s 40th anniversary. To read Greg’s rant click here. Air date: May 24, 2013. Air date: 5/24/2013
  • 'Fair' is an underrated word – Mark Reddig will share some thoughts about environmental rules and fairness. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: May 17, 2013. Air date: 5/17/2013
  • Those topics you eventually get around to ... – Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts about roundabouts. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: May 10, 2013. Air date: 5/10/2013
  • Everybody's talkin' – A lot of folks in Washington, DC, are talking about fixing the Highway Trust Fund. Terry Scruton thinks that talk is fine, but there needs to be action behind it, and he’ll offer a few thoughts. To read Terry’s rant click here. Air date: May 3, 2013. Air date: 5/3/2013
  • Tenacity – Sandi Soendker offers a few thoughts about how one person is making a big difference in some young people’s lives. To read Sandi’s rant click here. Air date: April 26, 2013. Air date: 4/26/2013
  • Short-timer's syndrome – Terry Scruton offers a few thoughts about comments made by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. To read Terry’s rant click here. Air date: April 19, 2013. Air date: 4/19/2013
  • Yes...THAT Ford's TheaterLand Line Magazine’s Greg Grisolano tells us about one trucker’s miniature adventure in a very historic spot. To read Greg’s blog click here. Air date: April 12, 2013. Air date: 4/12/2013
  • This year, the fun has some sadness mixed inMark Reddig reflects on the trucking community’s loss of some very good friends over the past year and the impact that will have at MATS. To read Mark’s comments, click here. Air date: Mar. 22, 2013. Air date: 3/22/2013
  • Too much paper – Terry Scruton offers some thoughts about how the government forces the creation of paperwork – needed or not. To read Terry’s rant click here. Air date: Mar. 15, 2013. Air date: 3/15/2013
  • A trucker's average lifespan is 61? What the French toast? – Sandi Soendker shares her thoughts on a study that revealed some bogus statistics – in fact, the study itself does not even exist. To read Sandi’s rant click here. Air date: Mar. 8, 2013. Air date: 3/8/2013
  • Bandit – Sandi Soendker offers a remembrance of a trucker who worked to make a difference in the over-the-road community. To read Sandi’s rant click here.  Air date: 3/1/2013
  • Speed trap pollKeith Goble discusses a recent nationwide poll of the top speed traps in the U.S. and Canada. To read Keith’s comments, click here. Air date: 2/15/2013
  • Half-tankedTerry Scruton offers a few thoughts about the disadvantages of the highway bill passed by Congress. To read Terry’s rant click here. Air date: Feb. 8, 2013. Air date: 2/8/2013
  • Shock Collars – David Tanner shares his thoughts on using technology as a solution to all problems. To read David's rant click here. Air date: 2/1/2013
  • Garbage In, Garbage OutLand Line Magazine Managing Editor Jami Jones offers a few thoughts about how technology is getting out of hand. To read Jami’s rant click here Air date: 1/11/2013
  • Truckers deserve recognition for outcomes in Ohio, New York – Land Line Magazine Associate Editor David Tanner offers a few thoughts about truckers’ role in two recent political victories. To read David’s comments, click here. Air date: 1/4/2013
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