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State

Pennsylvania bill would increase electric truck weight

An effort underway in the Pennsylvania statehouse would adopt a federal weight exemption for battery-powered electric tractor-trailers.

Crime & Courts

Idaho Supreme Court defines ‘CDL holder’ in lifetime ban case

In most cases, multiple DUIs would warrant a lifetime CDL ban, but a dispute over what “CDL holder” means made its way to Idaho’s Supreme Court.

News

Meals for 18 Wheels helps truckers caught in a bind

Through the Meals for 18 Wheels Facebook page, volunteers can sign up to deliver meals to truckers caught in a pickle by circumstances beyond their control.

Opinion

Dear ELD providers: You should have planned better

How’s this for irony? The device that helped usher in hours-of-service reform is threatening to delay truckers the relief they need.

State

California bill won’t create ‘doomsday’ scenario, OOIDA says

OOIDA says the California bill aimed at preventing workers from being misclassified will not end the owner-operator model in the state.

OOIDA, Tolls

Federal appeals court will not rehear OOIDA’s toll lawsuit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is evaluating options after a federal appeals court decided not to rehear its Pennsylvania toll suit.

State

Online voter registration available in 37 states

More and more states are simplifying the process for professional drivers and others to vote through online registration resources.

Crime & Courts

Rhode Island couple sentenced for falsifying inspection reports

Leslie and Robert Cucino sentenced on Monday for their role in coercing drivers of their trucking companies to falsify records.

Equipment

Volvo Dynamic Steering cuts driver effort, fatigue

If you’re faced with lots of tight turning and back-and-forth jockeying, Volvo Dynamic Steering would help, says Land Line’s Tom Berg. It’s new to the U.S.

TRACER Alert

TRACER reports trucks stolen in Arizona, Louisiana

A $500 reward is offered through OOIDA’s TRACER Alert network for information on these semi-trucks stolen in Arizona and Louisiana.