LLN (1/14/22) – A mistaken announcement from Canadian officials about a vaccine mandate has been reversed and corrected, leaving many truckers confused – and upset. We'll offer some straight facts and clear up some confusion. Also, it's a stressful time of year, and you have a stressful job. Dawn Harrison of Rolling Strong offers some tips on how to bring your stress levels down, whether you're out on the road or back at home. And who is an employee, and who is an independent contractor? That's not an uncommon question. However, in his travels, Marty Ellis has run into a rather unique example. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Bringing the stress levels down. 23:55 – Employee or independent contractor. 38:34 – Correcting a Canadian conundrum.
Two more boozy get-togethers in No 10 during lockdown have come to light, this time on the night before the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. We speak to the reporter who got the scoop, The Telegraph's Tony Diver, and Lord Gavin Barwell, former Chief of Staff to Theresa May. Australia has detained Novak Djokovic and cancelled his visa for a second time. But is it game, set and vax for the tennis star? The BBC's Russell Fuller is in Melbourne. And following the BBC drama about the Met Police's handling of the deaths of three gay men murdered by Stephen Port, we hear from Sarah Sak, whose son Anthony Walgate was Port's first victim. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Alix Pickles and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, tells Adam and Chris to wait for Sue Gray's report into whether the PM and others broke Covid rules. Shelagh Fogarty and Kaye Adams say people calling their phone-in shows are full of rage, grief and pain over the saga. Conservative MP, Tobias Ellwood, tells us Boris Johnson needs to change the way he's running things. And he says he welcomes the fact that Prince Andrew's military titles have been removed. The Duke of York is fighting claims that he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17 – the prince denies the allegations. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and Sally Abrahams. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
LLN (1/13/22) – Three federal agencies warn that Russian hackers plan to target critical infrastructure – including trucking and other transportation. Also, the FMCSA is asking for information concerning its proposed apprenticeship pilot program for truck drivers under 21 years of age. And OOIDA has given the agency a few thoughts about the effort. And a Washington state lawmaker has filed a bill intended to reduce emissions and safety risks caused by inadequate commercial truck parking. Meanwhile, another bill would give truckers access to bathrooms at the various facilities they visit. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Under 21 pilot program; vaccine mandate update. 23:55 – Washington state truck parking, bathroom access. 38:34 – Major cybersecurity warning.
LLN (1/12/22) – Electric car maker Tesla has a skill at getting publicity, but not always good publicity. The automakers latest move – creating an “assertive mode” for its self-driving feature – is already generating criticism. Also, we'll cover several of the recent problems truckers are calling about – from the biennial update and chain laws to parking. And we're less than two weeks into 2022, but trends are already starting to develop. Stephen Petit of DAT tells us why posted van and reefer loads are up dramatically from this time last year before getting into more of the latest trends and numbers on the spot market. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Biennial update, chain laws and more. 23:55 – Dry van and reefer loads. 38:34 – Tesla gets "assertive."
What next for Boris Johnson after his apology? Adam, Laura and the BBC's Nick Watt talk through what he said, what he didn't say, and what the reaction has been. We also hear from broadcaster, Simon Thomas, who was sleeping in a camper van on his sister's drive to be closer to his dad in hospital around the time of the Downing Street Party. And, there's been a huge development in the Prince Andrew sexual assault case. The BBC's Dominic Casciani has the latest... Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Michael Regaard and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
LLN (1/11/22) – Two states have introduced bills that would make left lane rules stricter for trucks. Also, when people are in need and an area is disarray wait a couple days and take a look at the news. What you often see are stories of truckers helping out. We'll bring you the stories of two truckers who got caught in the traffic jam on I-95 recently – and did some good while they waited for things to get moving again. And the Government Accountability Office is throwing some less than subtle hints at the U.S. DOT that the department should begin to take a serious look at funding highways through a mileage-based fee system. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Truckers helping out. 23:55 – Left lane rules proposed. 38:34 – GAO: Time to look at VMT.
Leaked email reveals a BYOB party at No 10... It's been reported more than 100 staff at No 10 were invited, including the prime minister himself, all the while Government were telling the public they could only leave home for work, exercise or essential supplies. The BBC's Vicki Young and Craig Oliver (former Downing Street director of comms when David Cameron was the prime minister) talk it all through with Adam... Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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LLN (1/10/21) – Two truck drivers recently explained what the current parking situation is like at a National League of Cities meeting. Also, you're entering into a relationship when you hire a driver. And you'd better be sure you know as much as you can about that person before they run under your authority. Trista Roby and Trina Skywalker of OOIDA's Truck Insurance Department discuss the insurance implications if something goes wrong. And in the absence of a clear federal effort to solve the truck parking crisis, some in trucking, including OOIDA, are pushing states to take the lead. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Damaging factoring contracts. 23:55 – Tire prices, Colorado case, winter driving. 38:34 – Tackling bad leases.
Michael Gove should have taken the stairs today... as he got stuck in the lift at the BBC. He was meant to be on Radio 4 announcing his plans to fix dangerous cladding. The BBC's Lewis Goodall has the latest... Also, we're still playing our game of "Where in the world is Novak Djokovic?" on the podcast. The BBC's Guy De Launey joins us... Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Hannah Montgomery.
LLN (1/7/22) – Tyson Fisher of Land Line Magazine is optimistic that some big, positive things are coming in 2022 for truck parking. He'll talk about the Federal Highway Administration's upcoming handbook that should give states, counties and cities a guide for addressing the problem; what three states are doing right now; and how the private sector is stepping up. Also, Marty Ellis is ready to talk about the price of oil and tires, the trucker in a Colorado case, and driving in winter weather. And two cabinet-level departments are getting ready to tackle predatory lease-purchase deals and supporting better quality trucking jobs. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Damaging factoring contracts. 23:55 – Tire prices, Colorado case, winter driving. 38:34 – Tackling bad leases.
Why's it kicking off in Kazakhstan? Protests over fuel prices have got ugly and the government's cracking down. So what does it mean for this former Soviet country? Newsnight's International Editor, Gabriel Gatehouse, is back to explain. Henry Dyne hasn't had a great time of late. First, he got Covid and ended up in hospital. Then he got death threats from anti-vaxxers. Henry joins the BBC's Disinformation Reporter, Marianna Spring, to talk Covid conspiracy theories. South Korea's been showing off its new military gear. Laura Bicker, the BBC's Seoul Correspondent, tells us about her G-force training – and how she just about managed to avoid vomiting over some very expensive equipment. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Ben Cooper, Georgia Coan, Rosie Blunt and John Murphy. The studio director was Emma Crowe.
LLN (1/6/22) – The year 2022 is already shaping up to be a busy one, with driver training, a study of driver pay, efforts to include more women in trucking, and more all getting underway. Also, a Tennessee lawmaker wants to give truckers relief at the pump; a Missouri effort would reverse a recent fuel tax increase; and toll increases are set for seven bridges in the San Francisco area. And the FMCSA wants information from the public and interested organizations about its upcoming pilot program for interstate truckers under 21 years of age. So what are they asking for specifically, and why does it matter? 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Driver training, driver compensation, more women in trucking. 23:55 – State fuel tax and toll action. 38:34 – Under 21 pilot program.
It's been one year since the Capitol Hill attack and, as the world remembers, we hear from the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse about his new podcast, The Coming Storm, investigating some of the conspiracy theories that fuelled the events of January 6th 2021. With lots of people asking government to act on spiralling fuel bills, Adam chats with the boss of the energy industry's trade body, Energy UK, about what's being done (and what's not being done, yet). Also, what's the latest with Novak Djokovic? The BBC's Russell Fuller knows the score... Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Ben Cooper and John Murphy. Emma Crowe is the studio director.
LLN (1/5/22) – 2021 was a wild year on the spot freight market. Dean Croke of DAT joins us for a look at how the year went out, while looking ahead to what 2022 may have in store for us. Also, some financial companies are trapping small motor carriers into factoring agreements that can be damaging – and impossible to get out of. And the president's coordinator for implementing the infrastructure bill has asked the nation's governors to step up to help decide how to spend the money. We'll cover that – and how it offers truckers more chances to affect how their tax dollars are spent. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Damaging factoring contracts. 23:55 – A look back at the 2021 freight market. 38:34 – Putting the infrastructure bill into action.
Australia cancels top tennis player's visa... We catch up with the BBC's tennis guru Russell Fuller to find out what's really going on. Boris Johnson has confirmed Plan B rules will continue for three weeks. Vicki Young talks Adam through the latest in Westminster. And what was the Theranos scandal all about? James Clayton (who's currently at the CES tech conference in the US) explains why it's gone very wrong for Elizabeth Holmes, the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with John Murphy, Georgia Coan and Rachel Judah. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
LLN (1/4/22) – Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' 110-year prison sentence has been commuted, making him eligible for parole in 2026. Todd Spencer and Lewie Pugh of OOIDA contend the case is indicative of a bigger problem in trucking. They'll discuss the case, driver training, loopholes in the regulatory system and what happens next. Also, about a dozen states changed their fuel tax for the new year. We'll have a rundown. And Congress has passed a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running. However, unlike past examples, this time it will have a direct, negative impact on transportation, especially highways. 0:00 – Newscast. 09:43 – Lessons from the Aguilera-Mederos case. 23:55 – Fuel tax changes. 38:34 – This time, kicking the can hurts.
We're into a third year of this pandemic and the UK is reporting record numbers of Covid cases. How worried should we be and what do we still not know? Adam hears from the BBC's health editor, Hugh Pym, and the World Health Organization's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, who says there's hope yet for a healthier 2022. Meanwhile, with a decision imminent on whether Virginia Giuffre's US lawsuit against Prince Andrew will be allowed to continue, what does this ruling mean for the Duke? And Newscast is back with a boss. Lord Alan Sugar is on to tell us about how well British businesses have dealt with Covid, the latest series of The Apprentice, and the death of the Blackberry phone. Today's Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Georgia Coan and Rachel Judah. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.