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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.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA: NOx emission rules must not price smaller truck drivers out of business

OOIDA says any NOx emissions standards for heavy trucks must not unfairly burden truckers, and owner-operators shouldn’t be “guinea pigs” for new tech.

Crime & Courts

Ninth Circuit denies Walmart’s rehearing request in trucker wage case

Even with the urging of the American Trucking Associations, a federal appeals court has denied Walmart a rehearing in a $55 million trucker wage lawsuit.

Federal

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse data nets nearly 8,000 positives

FMCSA snares positive substance abuse tests in the opening weeks of the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Crime & Courts, Equipment

MaxxForce engines cost Navistar another $500,000 in Nebraska lawsuit

A jury in Nebraska found Navistar lied about defective MaxxForce engines in the sale of 24 trucks, yet another verdict against the company over the engines.

OOIDA

OOIDA’s tour trailer heads to New Braunfels, Texas, for the weekend

OOIDA’s tour trailer will spend the weekend in New Braunfels, Texas. Stop by to discuss EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative or FMCSA’s Beyond Compliance push.

Opinion

Where improvements in crash worthiness stop short

Ryan Newman survived a horrifying crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500, thanks to advancements in car safety. Has that tech made it to big trucks?

State, Tolls

Bills in five states address consideration of tolls

Funding mechanisms to get needed road and bridge work done are a constant theme at statehouses. So far this year much consideration is being given to tolls.

Crime & Courts

P.A.M. Transport settles trucker wage lawsuit for $16.5M

After more than three years of litigation, P.A.M. Transport agreed to a $16.5 million settlement in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit filed by truckers.

Crime & Courts

Judge names Ritchie Bros. as auctioneers for Celadon fleet

Canadian auctioneers Ritchie Bros. have been authorized to sell off the fleet assets of Celadon Group as the carrier’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeds.

News

Stuck in traffic: America’s worst bottlenecks for trucks

For the second consecutive year, an intersection in Fort Lee, N.J., received the title of the worst bottleneck for trucks in the United States.