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OOIDA Manager of Government Affairs

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Next Episode: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Past Episodes

2/24/2021 Truck Parking

Guests include:
Bryce Mongeon OOIDA Directory of Legislative Affairs, Lewie Pugh OOIDA Executive Vice President, Tyson Fisher Land Line Magazine Staff Writer

Host Mike Matousek, manager of government affairs at OOIDA, will talk about the truck parking crisis. This includes Congressional inaction, proposed solutions and the opposition faced in getting a bill passed. He especially wants to hear from drivers about how often they struggle to find a place to park. Every other Wednesday, Live From Exit 24, OOIDA’s live, hour-long internet talk show, brings listeners insightful discussions on the regulatory and legislative issues that matter to truckers. Mike, along with notable guests in the world of trucking, invites you to listen and call with questions or comments.

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2/10/2021 Taxes in Trucking

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh OOIDA Executive Vice President, Barry G. Fowler

We will be discussing taxes in the trucking industry with our guest Barry Fowler with Tax Solutions.

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1/27/2021 Driver Churn and Trailer lengths

Guests include:
Andrew King Research Assistant, Todd Spencer OOIDA President and CEO

OOIDA President Todd Spencer and OOIDA Foundation's Andrew King unbundle the issue of driver churn, and something that has come up mostly on a state by state basis, heavier weights and longer lengths, but how that might apply nationally.

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1/13/2021 Live From Exit 24 welcomes the new year

Guests include:
Bryce Mongeon, Lewie Pugh OOIDA Executive Vice President, Collin Long

As part of OOIDA’s government affairs presence in Washington DC, Bryce and Collin are poised to give insight to the coming year now that elections are complete.

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12/30/2020 Lookback on 2020

Guests include:
OOIDA's Government Affairs team

A year in review and a look ahead at 2021.

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12/16/2020 Membership, Brokers & Truckers for Troops

Guests include:
Jason Craig Chair of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC), Nancy Thompson

In this episode, Jason Craig from C.H. Robinson talks about broker issues. Nancy Thompson, from OOIDA's membership department, will discuss OOIDA and everything the association has to offer.

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12/02/2020 Compliance

Guests include:
Linda Finch, Adam Kleinschmidt

Featuring experts from the Compliance Department of OOIDA. Topics include:HOS, personal conveyance, DataQs, drug & alc clearinghouse. Special Appearance by Todd Spencer at 11:45.

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11/18/2020 Post Election Part 2

Guests include:
Todd Spencer OOIDA President and CEO, Lewie Pugh OOIDA Executive Vice President

Our guests this week will be Todd Spencer, OOIDA President, and Lewie Pugh, OOIDA Executive Vice President. Building on the last show, we'll discuss the election results and what that means for small-business trucking issues.

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11/04/2020 Post Election

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh OOIDA Executive Vice President

Once the election is complete, what are the ramifications of the results? Listen as Lewie and Mike talk about the new priorities and challenges we’ll face as an industry, as an association and most importantly, for you as drivers

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10/21/2020 Land Line Magazine’s 45th anniversary

Guests include:
Todd Spencer OOIDA President and CEO, Sandi Soendker Former Land Line Editor

Listen to guests Sandi Soendker, former Land Line editor and OOIDA President Todd Spencer. They will share thoughts from the early days of OOIDA and the importance of having our own media outlet to inform owner operators.

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10/07/2020 OOIDA Foundation and Collin Long from Government Affairs

Guests include:
Andrew King Research Assistant

The importance of research in trucking and the role that OOIDA has played in ensuring complete, accurate information is gathered on behalf of owner-operators. They will also talk about Truck to Success, OOIDA’s Business Education program.

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9/23/2020 Bryan Martin from Guilty By Association

Guests include:
"Bossman" Bryan Martin Guilty By Association

Hear about COVID-19 and its effect on trucking and how it forced the reimagination of events like the Guilty By Association Truck Show and why OOIDA teamed up with 4 State Trucks for a $30,000 Pile of Parts giveaway.

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9/09/2020 Monte Wiederhold

Guests include:
Monte Wiederhold OOIDA Board Member

Monte is an OOIDA board member and small fleet owner who is actively involved in numerous trucking-related issues and still spends quite a bit of time out on the road.

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8/26/2020 U.S. House Transportation Committee

Guests include:
Rep. Sam Graves U.S. Congressman

As the top republican on the U.S. House Transportation Committee, he has a lot of influence on trucking-related issues.

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8/12/2020 Hours Of Service

Guests include:
Joe DeLorenzo FMCSA's Acting Associate Administrator for Enforcement

In this episode we will discuss the Hours-of-Service reforms set to go into effect on September 29th.

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7/29/2020 Detention Time

Guests include:
Todd Spencer OOIDA President and CEO

Mike Matousek talks to Todd Spencer, OOIDA President and CEO, about Todd's background in trucking, his history with OOIDA, and issues that continue to plague trucking, such as detention time.

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7/15/2020 Highway Bill

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh OOIDA Executive Vice President

Mike Matousek talks with with special guest Lewie Pugh, Executive Vice President of OOIDA, about the upcoming highway bill.

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