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OOIDA Director of State Legislative Affairs

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Next Episode: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Live at 11am Central Time

Past Episodes

7/28/2021 Insurance Minimums

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh, Travis Ginest

Host Mike Matousek with guests Travis Ginest, OOIDA legal and Lewie Pugh, executive vice president. Join us for the next episode of Live From Exit 24. We'll be discussing Insurance Minimums.

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7/14/2021 Driver Shortage Myth, Working conditions and poor pay

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh, Dr. Michael Belzer

Guest Host Jami Jones, and guests, will be discussing the driver shortage myth and how working conditions and poor pay of drivers runs off good drivers from the industry and is a detriment to safety.

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6/30/2021 Injunction on enforcement of California’s AB5 and the PRO Act

Guests include:
Bryce Mongeon, Paul Cullen, Jr.

Call with questions about this or any trucking topic. 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.

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6/16/2021 Highway Bill

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh, Collin Long, Todd Spencer

Todd Spencer, Lewie Pugh and Collin Long will be the guests with host Mike Matousek to discuss the Highway Bill

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6/02/2021 Highway and Infrastructure Bills

Guests include:
Todd Spencer, Lewie Pugh, Collin Long

Todd Spencer, Lewie Pugh and Collin Long will be the guests with host Mike Matousek to discuss the highway bill and infrastructure bill, what they are, what they aren’t and where they stand in the process. Right now is an optimum opportunity for listeners to ask or make a comment about any legislative or regulatory issue.

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5/19/2021 PRO Act and AB5 law in California

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh, Mark Schremmer, Bryce Mongeon

Host Mike Matousek will talk with experts about the PRO Act pending in Congress and the AB5 law in California. Time permitting, he will also cover the highway bill vs. the Biden infrastructure package.

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5/05/2021 OOIDA Priorities - Letter to House TI Committee

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh, Todd Spencer

OOIDA recently sent a letter to Congress outlining our priorities for the next highway reauthorization bill, a copy of which can be found by clicking on the following link - OOIDA Priorities - Letter to House TI Committee.

We'll have OOIDA President Todd Spencer and Vice President Lewie Pugh on the program to talk about these issues and answer any questions you might have.

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4/21/2021 Tolling, Commercialization, and the Diversion of Truck Taxes

Guests include:
Todd Spencer, Bob Poole

Host Mike Matousek, manager of government affairs at OOIDA, will talk about tolling, commercialization, and the diversion of truck taxes for non-highway programs. Guests are Todd Spencer, OOIDA President and Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation. Call with questions about this or any trucking topic. 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.

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4/07/2021 Parking Legislation and The Next Highway Bill

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh, Bryce Mongeon

Host Mike Matousek, manager of government affairs at OOIDA, will talk about the newly proposed parking legislation and the next highway bill. Guests include Lewie Pugh, executive vice president and Bryce Mongeon, director of legislative affairs. Call with questions about this or any trucking topic. 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.

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3/24/2021 PRO Act

Guests include:
Bryce Mongeon, Greg Reed, Lewie Pugh

Host Mike Matousek, manager of government affairs at OOIDA, will talk about the PRO Act. Guests include Greg Reed from the Cullen Law Firm and Lewie Pugh, executive vice president. Call with questions about this or any trucking topic. 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.

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3/10/2021 Highway bill, towing reform, speed limiters

Guests include:
Lewie Pugh, Todd Spencer

Host Mike Matousek, manager of government affairs at OOIDA, will talk about the next highway bill, and also his favorite topic, towing reform. Guests include Lewie Pugh, executive vice president and Todd Spencer, president. 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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2/24/2021 Truck Parking

Guests include:
Bryce Mongeon, Lewie Pugh, Tyson Fisher

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, 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, Todd Spencer

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, 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, 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, Lewie Pugh

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

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, Sandi Soendker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Past Shows

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