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Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, are at the Evan ‘Buddy’ Haston Petro in Amarillo, Texas. That’s located at Exit 75 off Interstate 40. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: Nov. 19, 2017.

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Truckers for Troops Telethon is under way

The 11th Annual OOIDA Truckers for Troops benefit starts today on Land Line Now. All week, you can join OOIDA or renew your membership for $35 a year, a $10 discount from the normal price. You can join or renew for as many years as you like at that price. Ten percent of that money will go to pay for care packages that will be sent to U.S. troops in combat zones overseas, or to aid veterans at care facilities around the country. OOIDA will match that money. To take part:

  • During business hours or during our early broadcast, call 1-800-444-5791, and ask for membership;
  • After 7:30 p.m. central time, call that same number, 1-800-444-5791. If you get our automated system, press 1; leave your name and phone number, and we’ll call you back;
  • Take part by sending your dues and donation to OOIDA Truckers for Troops, PO Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO, 64029; be sure to mark your check “Troops, dues and donation,” or “Troops, donation only”;
  • Or sign up or renew online – just put the word “troops” in the space for promo code.

Air date: Nov. 17, 2017.

ELD company wants change in 14 hour rule

Mary McKenna reports that ELD provider Keep Truckin of San Francisco is petitioning the FMCSA for a change to the agency’s 14-hour rule to ease the effect of driver delays. The company is collecting signatures on its website to support its petition. You can sign the petition here. Air date: Nov. 15, 2017.

Send us addresses of your friends and family

If you have family or close friends serving in the military in Afghanistan or other combat zones, we want to hear from you with addresses so they can benefit from the Truckers for Troops program.

Air date: Nov. 13, 2017.

Send thank-you letters to our troops

We’re soliciting hand-made cards and letters from kids, as well as personal thank-you letters to the troops from truckers and others. All those letters will be included in the care packages sent by OOIDA. They can be sent to Norita Taylor at:

  • OOIDA Truckers for Troops, PO Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO, 64029, c/o Norita Taylor.
  • Or at troops@ooida.com.

Air date: Nov. 13, 2017.

Sending a check, or making a straight donation?

If you mail in a payment during the telethon make sure you do these:

  • Indicate on the payment if it’s “Dues & Donation” or “Donation only”;
  • Also, specify “TROOPS” in the memo space on the check so your contribution is counted toward the telethon;
  • For dues and donations, write the check to OOIDA; if you make a straight donation – please make out your check to OOIDA Foundation – that allows the donation to be tax deductible.

Air date: Nov. 13, 2017.

Learn more about Truckers for Troops

Air date: Nov. 13, 2017.

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