This month in trucking history – May 2020

May 2020

Land Line Staff

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MAY 16, 1969

“Me and Bobby McGee,” a song written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, is recorded by Roger Miller. Two years later, Janis Joplin’s version hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100.


MAY 9, 1997

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association breaks ground on a 48,000-square-foot building to be the Association’s headquarters in Grain Valley, Mo.


MAY 22, 2018

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez testifies at a House Transportation Committee hearing to discuss current topics in the trucking industry. As part of the hearing, Martinez was asked many questions about the agency’s ELD mandate. In particular, Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, asked if the agency would grant exemptions to small-business truckers with excellent safety records, considering the Motion Picture Association of America received an exemption.


MAY 28, 2019

FMCSA and NHTSA issue advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the removal of “unnecessary regulatory barriers” to the introduction of automated vehicles in the United States.