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Starting May 3rd, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the TA truck stop in Savannah, Ga. That’s located at Exit 87 on Interstate 95. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: April 24, 2017.

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FMCSA hears thoughts on driverless vehicles

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration held a listening session to hear from the public about automated commercial vehicles. Mark Reddig will discuss some highlights with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office, who was there.

The FMCSA is taking comments about the design, development, testing and deployment of highly automated commercial vehicles. Those comments are due July 17. You can also submit comments using Docket Number FMCSA-2017-01 14 using any of the following methods:

  • Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Through the U.S. Mail to Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001;
  • By hand delivery or courier between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays to the West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C.;
  • Or by Fax at (202) 493-2251;
  • It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at
  • To call members of Congress, dial (202) 224-3121;
  • Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.

Air date: April 24, 2017.

Are you covered when bobtailing?

Plenty of truckers have times when they have to bobtail to their next load. And that situation – or any time you bobtail for any reason – means you have to have insurance that covers you during that time. Terry Scruton talks with Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre of OOIDA’s truck insurance department.

  • Find out more information about OOIDA’s Truck Insurance
  • You can also call the insurance department directly at 1-800-715-9369.
  • If you have a question about truck insurance you’d like answered on the air, you can call the Land Line Now Listener Comment Line at 1-800-324-6856.

Air date: April 24, 2017.

Virginia trucker receives Safe Driving Award

Thomas Wallace of Halifax, Va., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 45 years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Air date: April 24, 2017.

The potential for government shutdown is strong

As if enough weren’t going on, the federal government now faces the very real possibility of a shutdown, unless Congress can agree on spending. And the bill that might solve the situation has the potential to create problems for truckers. Mark Reddig talks with Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: April 21, 2017.

Wheel Jam kicks off summer list of truck shows

Jon Osburn will soon start the long list of summer truck shows he’ll travel to – and he’s ready to talk about all the issues truckers care about. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker.

Air date: April 21, 2017.

Where was OOIDA? Let me answer that

Truckers who saw a recent White House event have asked – where was OOIDA? Mark Reddig will have some answers to that question.

Air date: April 21, 2017.

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