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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 2016

  • New ATA honcho calls speed limiter mandate ‘flawed’ – ATA does a ‘flip-flop’ on their stance for speed limiters. Greg Grisolano shares his thoughts. Read Greg’s blog, New ATA honcho calls speed limiter mandate ‘flawed’. Air date: Oct. 28, 2016. Air date: 10/28/2016
  • Dear Charlotte protesters... – Sandi Soendker shares her take on the recent ‘protesting’ that’s been happening in the country. Read Sandi’s rant, Dear Charlotte protesters ... Air date: Oct. 14, 2016. Air date: 10/14/2016
  • Don’t get too consternated over the new tech – Mark Reddig shares his thoughts on some of the recent technology affecting transportation. Read Mark’s rant here. Air date: Sept. 16, 2016. Air date: 9/16/2016
  • The rough road to knowledge – A public official with insufficient knowledge of transportation provided a unique opportunity to educate a lawmaker. Mark Reddig shares his story. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: Sept. 2, 2016. Air date: 9/2/2016
  • The evidence is written on the surface of the Wilson Road Bridge – Mark Reddig talks about what a bridge has to do with the need for better trucker training. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: Aug. 19, 2016. Air date: 8/19/2016
  • Time to send in Dee – Mark Reddig talks to a real trucker about real trucking problems. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: Aug. 12, 2016. Air date: 8/12/2016
  • It’s called a map, and it tells you where to go …

    A GPS can never replace a basic knowledge of geography. But a lot of people no longer have that skill. Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts. To read Mark’s comments, click here. Air date: Aug. 5, 2016. Air date: 8/5/2016

  • Time to pony up, car drivers; the Corolla can’t take it – It’s time for American to fix its roads, before the roads start fighting back. Mark Reddig will offer a few thoughts. To read Mark’s rant click here. Air date: July 29, 2016. Air date: 7/29/2016
  • A costly error... – Mark Reddig will talk about the real costs of sleep apnea testing in trucking. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: 7/22/2016
  • English requirement is not about race – Mark Reddig shares his thoughts on the requirement for truckers in the United States to be able to communicate in English. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: July 15, 2016. Air date: 7/15/2016
  • A touch of the old Orwell …

    In George Orwell’s novel “1984,” when the government said peace, it meant war. When it said truth, it meant lies. While it’s not as dire as the events in the novel, a government program has given us a touch or Orwellian newspeak with the term “Beyond Compliance.” Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: June 24, 2016. Air date: 6/24/2016

  • Where there's smoke, there's fire – Mark Reddig shares some thoughts about turnover rates in the trucking industry. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: June 10, 2016. Air date: 6/10/2016
  • It’s everybody’s responsibility

    Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts about truck parking, whose job it is to fix the problem and why. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: May 20, 2016. Air date: 5/20/2016

  • Making people do the right thing – Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts about lazy companies and regulations. To read Mark’s rant click here. Air date: May 13, 2016. Air date: 5/13/2016
  • What’s fair for the goose is fair for the gander in distracted driving – Mark Reddig will offer a few thoughts on distracted driving, penalties and fairness. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: May 6, 2016. Air date: 5/6/2016
  • My friend the NIMBY – Mark Reddig discusses the problems with NIMBYs and truckers. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: April 29, 2016. Air date: 4/29/2016
  • The first of many MATS – – What makes an event great? It’s the people. Land Line Magazine’s Mark Schremmer offers a few thoughts. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: 4/15/2016
  • Good eggs, bad applesLand Line Magazine’s Mark Schremmer shares his thoughts on how, more often than not, truckers are made out to be the ‘bad apples’. But that’s not really the case. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: April 1, 2016. Air date: 4/1/2016
  • Do work, get paid – or do you? - – Truckers are paid for only a fraction of the time they spend working. It’s about time the pay matched the effort. Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: March 18, 2016. Air date: 3/18/2016
  • Burning down another straw man – – Debates used to be about reasoned discussion of an issue. These days, they’re the home of every logical fallacy in the book. And on particular fallacy is being used against truckers. Land Line Now host Mark Reddig offers a few thoughts. To read Mark’s rant, click here; Air date: March 4, 2016.  Air date: 3/4/2016
  • Jimmy Haslam tops sports blog’s list of NFL’s Worst Owners – Greg Grisolano shares an example of a list that no one wants to end up on. To read Greg’s rant click here. Air date: Feb. 5, 2016. Air date: 2/5/2016
  • Virginia bill would infringe upon truckers’ rights – Mark Schremmer discusses an attempt to silence complaints. To read Mark’s rant, click here. Air date: Jan. 22, 2016. Air date: 1/22/2016
  • Nebraska deputy’s daring leap onto moving tractor Land Line Magazine’s Greg Grisolano offers a good example of a hero. To read Greg’s rant click here. Air date: Jan. 8, 2016. Air date: 1/8/2016
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