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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

Driver claims he was ‘routinely coerced’ to violate HOS for Amazon, freight partner

A Tennessee trucker’s lawsuit against Amazon and one of its freight partners alleges he was coerced into violating hours of service in the lead-up to a crash.

News, Safety & Security

Safety group claims nearly 400 traffic laws need to be enacted nationwide

How is your state doing in terms of traffic safety? Find out with Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety’s 17th annual roadmap of state highway safety laws.

OOIDA Member

OOIDA member named Highway Angel for rescue on I-40

OOIDA member Charles Jasewicz, a driver for H.O. Wolding, has been named a Highway Angel for stopping to help a motorist who was pinned under his vehicle.

OOIDA

The Spirit camps out in the thick of things in Ontario, Calif.

The scenery changes a lot for Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s tour trailer, as he drives from Barstow, Calif., to Ontario, Calif. He’s in Ontario Jan. 24-27.

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: After a strong start, spot rates slip

New oil and gas projects are boosting flatbed spot rates, but rates for reefers and vans slipped a little last week, according to DAT Solutions.

State

Prime takes wait-and-see approach to California’s AB5

New Prime said it will wait for a final court decision regarding California’s AB5 before returning to its original business model in the state.

OOIDA, State

OOIDA weighs in on Missouri fuel tax increase effort

A Missouri bill to raise road revenue via the state’s fuel tax is moving forward. OOIDA has voiced concern about a disproportionate increase for diesel.

Crime & Courts

P.A.M. Transport drivers receive partial victory in wage lawsuit

A federal court ruled that P.A.M. Transport drivers are entitled to pay for short breaks and logged time. Several other claims could be decided by a jury.

OOIDA

Apply for the Mary Johnston Scholarship Program by Feb. 1

Applications for the Mary Johnston Scholarship Program are due by Feb. 1. Children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members are eligible.

Fuel prices, OOIDA

OOIDA continues fight on automobile transporters definition

OOIDA continues its fight to get Federal Highway Administration to remove regulatory guidance regarding the definition of automobile transporters.