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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.

Crime & Courts

Lawsuit accuses trucking company of firing trucker for being gay

A trucker is suing Pennsylvania-based Smith Transport for violating the Civil Rights Act, alleging sexual harassment based on his sexuality.

Federal, News

New hours of service set to take effect Sept. 29

Despite a lawsuit challenging the FMCSA’s hours-of-service final rule, all signs point toward the changes going into effect on Sept. 29.

Crime & Courts, News

‘Slammer’ named in staged crash indictments shot to death in New Orleans

Cornelius Garrison, identified by federal prosecutors as a ‘slammer’ in a sweeping insurance fraud conspiracy, has been shot to death.


California will require 100% zero-emission truck sales by 2045

Gov. Newsom signed an executive order that requires 100% of new trucks to be zero-emission by 2045, expanding on CARB’s already strict rules.


Worker classification clarification open to public comment

The public has about a month to comment on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal regarding worker classification definitions.

News, State

California Legislature approves road bonds

The California Legislature has approved a bill that would use bonds to fund the state’s road work program.

Federal, News

FMCSA denies tech company’s exemption request

After receiving nearly 300 comments in opposition, FMCSA denied a tech company’s exemption request from the agency’s hours of service.


Truckload gets its wish with under-21 pilot program

Megacarriers will get more grist for their mills if a proposed under-21 pilot program becomes a reality. And drivers and safety will suffer.


UPS’ driver trainer shortage echoes the driver shortage myth

UPS cries “trainer shortage” as it asks to be excused from entry-level driver training regs. It sort of echoes the mythical driver shortage.

Breaking, COVID-19

COVID-19: The latest info brought to you by OOIDA and 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.