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A coronavirus timeline: How we got here

Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.

News

May’s job loss in trucking not as bad as April, signaling a rebound

The latest employment report reveals that industries are suffering less as state economies slowly reopens, including only a modest job less in trucking.

News, OOIDA

OOIDA’s tour trailer heads to Missoula, Mont.

Having crossed the Continental Divide, OOIDA’s tour trailer stops in Missoula, Mont., before heading to Spokane, Wash. Be sure to stop by if you are nearby.

Federal, News, OOIDA

OOIDA video discusses good and bad of INVEST in America Act

OOIDA leaders released a video on Thursday, June 4 to discuss what they liked and didn’t like about the INVEST in America Act.

Crime & Courts, News

Louisiana man pleads guilty to role as ‘spotter’ in insurance fraud scheme to stage truck crashes

A New Orleans man who acted as “spotter” in a plot to stage car crashes with tractor-trailers becomes the sixth individual to plead guilty in the scheme.

Crime & Courts

New Prime escapes crash lawsuit in New York appellate court decision

Despite the fact a New Prime trucker was going 64 mph in a 55 mph zone, a New York appeals court ruled that a passenger vehicle driver caused a crash.

Products & Services

Freight markets trending positive heading into June

Freight markets for the week of May 25-31 gathered momentum. Load posts increased and truck rates rose for most lanes, reports load board DAT Solutions.

Federal, News, OOIDA

Paycheck Protection Program flexibility bill passes Senate

Senators passed a bill aimed at providing for flexibility for businesses using Paycheck Protection Program loans. The bill now awaits President Trump’s signature.

Breaking, COVID-19

COVID-19: The latest info brought to you by OOIDA & Land Line

OOIDA & Land Line are compiling information specifically for truckers on COVID-19 regulatory relief and the statewide crowd and restaurant restrictions. We are updating this page regularly as the news breaks.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA opposes group’s broker bond exemption request

OOIDA submitted comments opposing the Small Business in Transportation Coalition’s request for exemption from the $75,000 bond requirement.

News, State

Missoula County, Mont., voters approve local gas tax

Tuesday’s primary in Missoula, Mont., included a question to collect a local gas tax to address local road needs. The diesel tax is not affected.