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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

Crime & Courts, State

Preliminary injunction blocks AB5 enforcement on trucking

A federal court granted a preliminary injunction that will stop California from enforcing AB5 on the trucking industry for the time being.

State

Meal and rest breaks for bus drivers in California nixed

Meal and rest breaks for California bus drivers go too far, says a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notice set to publish Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Federal

U.S., Canada kill prohibition on insulin-using diabetic truckers

An agreement between the U.S. and Canada has been updated to green light insulin-using diabetic truckers to operate cross-border between the two countries.

Federal

EPA seeks feedback on Cleaner Trucks Initiative

Truck drivers have about a month to provide comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to help shape the agency’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative.

Federal, Products & Services

Smart-Vision system allowed in lieu of rearview mirrors

FMCSA OK’d an exemption request from Vision Systems North America allowing motor carriers to use the firm’s Smart-Vision system instead of rearview mirrors.

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Truckload volumes rebound, but for how long?

Volumes and rates are strong and have grown a bit for reefers and flatbeds, according to DAT Solutions, and no typical van freight retreat yet, either.

News, OOIDA Member

OOIDA member’s truck a tribute to Chiefs football

OOIDA member Robert Hardwick loves his Kansas City Chiefs football team. His truck “Warpaint” – a 2008 Kenworth 900L – is a real head-turner.

OOIDA, State

OOIDA, Virginia lawmaker work together on GPS concerns

Hearing the concerns of professional drivers, a Virginia state lawmaker has dropped a bill to require large trucks to be equipped with a truck-specific GPS.

Crime & Courts

Couple receives prison sentences in Texas truck tire theft ring

A federal judge has sentenced a San Antonio couple for their role in a vast, multimillion dollar tire theft ring involving commercial truck tires.

Federal

Young drivers more likely to drink, get distracted, NHTSA survey says

A recent NHTSA survey indicates that drivers ages 16 to 21 are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drinking and texting.