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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, 2019, when the first reports came out of China.

News

Interstate 40 bridge between Arkansas and Tennessee shut down

The Interstate 40 bridge connecting Arkansas and Tennessee has been shut down indefinitely after an inspection found a fractured steel beam.

Federal, News

Truck parking crisis draws spotlight at another congressional hearing

Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., can be added to the growing list of lawmakers calling attention to the nation’s truck parking crisis.

News, State

Fuel shortages reported at Love’s and Pilot truck stops in the East

The Colonial Pipeline shutdown has caused numerous disruptions, including fuel shortages at several truck stops in four states.

Federal, News

U.S. DOT takes additional steps to address Colonial Pipeline situation

The U.S. Department of Transportation is taking additional steps to help states negatively affected by last week’s cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline Co.

News, State

New York emissions deterrent includes sizable fuel tax increase

A proposal at the New York statehouse is intended to reduce emissions and could raise fuel tax rates by more than 50 cents per gallon.

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.

Opinion

‘Semi terrified’? How about ‘Hell on Four Wheels’ instead…

An Ashville, N.C. columnist and aspiring novelist wrote a story about a “terrifying” late-night encounter with a trucker on a lonely stretch of highway, which sounds awfully familiar to a certain Steven Spielberg movie…

Federal, News

Truckers hurt by lack of infrastructure investment, Teamsters rep says

The need for a significant investment in the nation’s infrastructure served as the focus of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, May 11.

Equipment, Federal, News

NTSB: Autopilot ‘not available’ in fatal Tesla crash last month

Tesla’s Autopilot may not have been to blame for a crash that killed two people in Texas last month, says a preliminary report from the NTSB.

News, State

Regs waived in North Carolina for truckers to aid fuel supplies

Fearing a shortage of fuel supplies, North Carolina governor waives a variety of trucking regulations for deliveries of fuel in the state.