Trucking History – December 2019/January 2020

December 2019/January 2020

Land Line Staff


Dec. 20, 1944

The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Act established a 50-50 formula for subsidizing the construction of national highways and secondary roads.

Jan. 1, 1996

The Interstate Commerce Commission dissolved. The ICC was a regulatory agency created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 to regulate railroads and later trucking. After the agency was abolished, its remaining functions were transferred to the Surface Transportation Board.

Dec. 18, 2017

The electronic logging mandate went into effect. However, full enforcement of the mandate didn’t begin until April 1, 2018.

Jan. 8, 2018

Jim Johnston, who served as OOIDA’s president for 43 years, died at the age of 78. Johnston became OOIDA’s third president in 1975 and helped it grow into an

organization with more than 160,000 members. LL