Game faces onat MATS

| 3/20/2009

Straight from a busy day on Thursday, the editors and staffers from Land Line Magazine and the Land Line Now were out pounding the pavement Friday, March 20, at the Mid-America Trucking Show. And what a day it was.

Read all about it in OOIDA’s online media blog, the “Pork Chop Diaries.”

Columnist Bill Hudgins got into the fray by offering up three blog entries on Friday morning. The first was his initial reaction to recent ice storm damage in Kentucky and an observation that the economy has certainly affected truck show attendance this year.

Hudgins also announced the NAST Truck-Lite Trophy winners and revealed some of OOIDA’s media awards at the annual Truck Writers of North America banquet held Thursday evening.

Speaking of awards, Managing Editor Sandi Soendker tips the trucking journalism hat to Tom Berg, aka the Super Scribe, for being awarded TWNA’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday evening. Berg is the senior equipment editor of Heavy Duty Trucking.

Following Thursday’s busy day, Land Line Senior Editor Jami Jones wrote that covering Friday at MATS was equivalent to going into the second half of a big game. In other words, there was still a lot of work to be done.

Writers were busy reporting about the Goodyear Highway Hero, the Arrow Truck Sales Back on the Road ceremony, an OOIDA meet-and-greet, Trucker Buddy news and other media events.

Check back often to read the latest “Pork Chop Diaries” entries and be sure to tune in to Land Line Now on Sirius 147 and XM 171. Show time is 7 p.m. Eastern and the repeat broadcast is at 11 p.m. Eastern.

– By David Tanner, staff writer