Category: Media & Talk Radio

U.S. Marine Reservist jailed in Mexico for Weapons Violation – “I didn’t mean to do it!”

Here we go again. Another  U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico for crossing the border with weapons in his vehicle. His excuse? In an interview Sunday with the San Diego Union Tribune,  Marine Reserve Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, an active Marine reservist who served two combat tours in Afghanistan said he was going to meet friends in the

Eric “Bubba Bo” Boulanger steps down from overnight gig on “America’s Trucking Network”

Eric “Bubba Bo” Boulanger has resigned as weekend host of WLW-AM’s “America’s Truckin’ Network” show after more than nine years. Boulanger signed off December 29, 2013 by saying he had worked every weekend and holiday for 9-plus years without a day off. He took over weekends after original host Dale “The Truckin’ Bozo” Sommers retired

December 28, 2012 marks end of trucking radio at SiriusXM as The Lockridge Report makes final broadcast

Real trucking radio came to an end on SiriusXM satellite radio on the last Friday of 2012 as the award winning and critically acclaimed The Lockridge Report made it’s final broadcast with a bittersweet “safety valve Friday”. The Lockridge Report which went on the air in February 2008, was hosted by internationally recognized trucking journalist

A major win for OOIDA and Truckers as US 7th Court of Appeals tosses EOBR mandate

An opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in response to a lawsuit filed by the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) against the mandate for Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBR’s) has effectively vacated the regulation for now based on the argument of “driver harassment” and sent it back to the FMCSA

Opposition to cross border program less than expected, but just as nasty

Friday, the FMCSA RELEASED CROSS-BORDER TRUCKING PILOT DETAILS and the reaction was basically “so what’s new?” except amongst the usual suspects who object to anything concerning Mexico. OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer released his usual whining rant making baseless allegations they’ve never been able to document nor prove ATA President Bill Graves issued a

OOIDA members use racist extremist websites to oppose Mexican trucks

After President Obama and Mexican President Calderon announced Thursday a working agreement on allowing Mexican trucks access to American highways after almost 20 years of the US violating it’s obligation under NAFTA, the airwaves and internet are alive with renewed debate as talkers and opposition groups feed on the unfounded paranoia of the American trucker.

Sirius-XM Merger finally approved

Federal regulators formally approved the merger of the nation’s only two satellite radio operators Friday, ending a 16-month-long drama closely watched by Washington and Wall Street. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s $3.3 billion buyout of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. will mean 18 million-plus subscribers will be able to receive programming from both services. Executives

OOIDA – Good for a laugh on occasion

I couldn’t help but break out laughing, or as Stevie Sommers puts it, “chuckle”, listening to OOIDA and LandlineNow on XM-171 last Thursday, I think it was, when they brought up the almost dead subject of the Cross Border Program. I think Mark Reddig was talking with their Washington lobbyist about the status of the

Trucking Bozo spreading more fear and hate!

So what’s new? I happened to tune in to the show this afternoon about 4:55 (EST) to hear Dale Sommers begin his rant about the [cref 4-dead-on-international-bridge-connecting-reynosa-pharr accident on the Pharr-Reynosa bridge.] And as usual, not wanting to let the facts interfere with his warped and prejudiced opinion against anything Mexican, he let us all

Glenn Beck – Congressman vs. Mr. Sheriff

Saying he will defend his district against anybody trying to portray it as a “war zone,” U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar defended Thursday the statements he made during a heated exchange with Webb County Sheriff Rick Flores on national television.”He cannot expect to attack me, to attack my city that I care so much about, and

Trucking Bozo has peters on his mind.

Sitting here this afternoon listening to Dale Sommers aka “Trucking Bozo” ramble on between dashes to the bano to change his Depends, the man seems to be off of his meds once again. Each time he refers to Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, her name comes out of his mouth like he has one in

Mexico Truck Driving School

There seems to be some concern over this truck driver training school filing the airwaves with callers to the Steve Sommers Show on America’s Trucking Network. As can be expected from this crowd, the assumption was that this is a school dedicated to training Mexicans, both legal and illegal to drive our trucks and operate

Mexico Trucker and Mike McConnell

What I take as a sign of becoming increasingly relevant and credible in the blogosphere, it was nonetheless a surprise to receive a request from the producer of the Mike McConnell Radio Talk Show. I’m a private person and considered the request carefully with the intent of politely declining as I had a similar

McConnell on the FMCSA Mexican Pilot Program

This morning, Mike McConnell had John Hill, Administrator of the FMCSA on his program to explain the Mexican Pilot Truck Program. [display_podcast] McConnell seemed to hit all the points of concern, safety, border security etc. Mr Hill answered all questions in a clean concise manner and accepted calls from concerned drivers, including those who tried