Aug 28, 2021
LLN (8/27/21) – A new song is inspired by a truck driver – and that alone is a good story. But this one involves an OOIDA member, terminal cancer, a Facebook post, a surprise gone wrong and a lasting tribute that the driver’s widow will never forget. While Marty Ellis is enjoying some fine baked goods in Wisconsin, truckers are getting really heated over carrier-based lease-purchase plans. And a recent court judgement might appear to support raising insurance minimums. But go just an inch deep into it, and it’s an obvious example both of why that idea won’t fix anything, and the extent to which verdicts are out of control.
0:00 – Newscast.
10:14 – Song honors trucker.
25:03 – Lease-purchase plans spark anger.
39:58 – 3G shutdown, microchip shortage and cybersecurity threats.