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Volvo goes from one scandal to another

Some time ago, Volvo trucks became embroiled in the glider kit debate when they provided trucks for an EPA emissions test of those trucks – despite being opposed to them. Now, that same company has its own emissions scandal to worry about. Mark Reddig gets an update from Nile Elam of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: Oct. 16, 2018.

Transportation ‘lockbox’ on Connecticut ballots

Voters in Connecticut next month will decide whether to protect the state’s transportation revenue from raids via a “lockbox.” And voters in Louisiana next month will decide whether to keep fuel tax revenue solely for transportation purposes. Terry Scruton gets the details from OOIDA’s Mike Matousek and Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.

Air date: Oct. 16, 2018.

Freightliners recalled for steering problem

Daimler Trucks North America has recalled nearly 20,000 2018 and 2019 Freightliner trucks because of a possible steering problem. A loss of connection between the steering wheel and front wheels can case a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall is expected to begin November 16th. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712.

You can also find out more about the recall online or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

Air date: Oct. 16, 2018.

PACCAR issues recall for fuel line problem

PACCAR is recalling more than 48,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks for an issue related to a potential fuel line burst. In certain 2017 to 2019 trucks with Cummins ISX15 or X15 diesel engines under certain conditions the fuel pump cooling circuit screen becomes restricted. Owners will be notified by Cummins Dealers and the fuel pump will be replaced at no charge.

Air date: Oct. 16, 2018.

S. Dakota trucker receives Safe Driving Award

Barbara J. Baker of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for four years of safe, accident-free driving as part of the OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program.

Air date: Oct. 16, 2018.

What’s next in the Hours of Service fight?

The comment period on the FMCSA’s notice regarding possible changes to the Hours of Service has ended. So what happens next? Terry Scruton finds out with OOIDA’s Manager of Government Affairs Mike Matousek.

Air date: Oct. 15, 2018.

Is your bobtail properly covered?

Anybody in trucking knows what a bobtail is. But what you might not know is that in some cases you may need extra insurance coverage for it. Terry Scruton finds out why from our in-house truck insurance experts, Stacey Sanders and Trina McIntyre.

  • 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: Oct. 15, 2018.

ATA won’t give up

The American Trucking Associations apparently is refusing to give up the fight to relieve its California carriers from having to deal with paid meal and rest breaks. The ATA has petitioned the FMCSA to rule on the matter. Public comments are being taken now until October 29th. You can make comments here. Air date: Oct. 13, 2018.

Self-driving cars bill won’t legislate itself

The Senate has closed up shop until after the election, but there’s still a lot of unfinished business left on the table – including a bill on self-driving cars. Terry Scruton finds out the latest from Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: Oct. 12, 2018.

An iconic stop for The Spirit

Jon Osburn recently spent some time in Detroit and he has some stories from there to share, but it’s his current location – Lamar, Penn. – and its connection to OOIDA history that really has Jon’s interest. Mark Reddig talks with the man who drives the Spirit of the American Trucker. See Jon’s full schedule, “The Spirit” Schedule. Air date: Oct. 12, 2018.

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