As the Highway Trust Fund dwindles, many government officials treat tractor-trailers as ATMs on wheels.
If things go according to plan, there will be a new highway bill in place before the October edition of Land Line Magazine arrives in your mailbox.
An increase to minimum insurance would hurt more than motor carriers, coalition says.
Driver retention problem draws focus at trucking roundtable.
NHTSA issued a standing general order that will require manufacturers of automated vehicles to provide crash reports.
Next status report on the hours-of-service lawsuit due Aug. 20.
FMCSA says the Training Provider Registry will improve highway safety by ensuring that only qualified drivers take the wheel.
Amazon’s cold, calculating management ethos, as reported by The New York Times, seems similar to the root of trucking’s biggest issues.
The FMCSA announced in June that it was pushing four provisions of its medical examiner final rule into 2025.
Legislators in statehouses from Florida to Massachusetts are considering, or have OK'ed, changes to rules that cover license plate readers.
The first of the July marked the implementation of a mix of increases and decreases to fuel tax rates in states around the country.
A North Dakota law authorizes the state Department of Transportation to test longer and heavier truck loads on certain state roadways.
A new truck tax now is law in Connecticut. The governor has signed a bill to start collecting a highway user fee in 2023.
Grassroots opposition convinced Florida lawmakers to end the M-CORES toll program, with Gov. DeSantis making it official in June.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill to revise statute that covers injury liability concerns for truck operations of all sizes.
Land Line Magazine's State Watch features a roundup of pertinent trucking legislation in statehouses across the nation.
Traffic fatalities in 2020 went up in all categories … except crashes involving large trucks.
AB5 injunction remains in place until the high court decides if it will hear the case.
OOIDA says automatic emergency braking systems shouldn’t be mandated until the tech is perfected.
OOIDA continues fight against any proposals mandating side or front underride guards.
A proposed ordinance in Minneapolis calls for banning trucks from parking on any city streets.
OOIDA is again offering its Truck to Success course, a three-day deep dive into the ins and outs of becoming an owner-operator.
Close encounter with protesters likely to end with no charges for former truck driver.
What’s going to happen with your 3G ELD and cell phone when 3G wireless service ends, probably sometime in 2022?
Transport Canada has approved a second group – CSA Group of Mississauga – to certify electronic logging devices for use in Canada.
FMCSA proposes to increase the area in which certain safety devices may be mounted on the interior windshield of a commercial motor vehicle.
Two more defendants are admitting guilt for their roles in “Operation Sideswipe,” a vast conspiracy involving staged crashes with trucks.
Werner Enterprises’ attempt to dismiss a driver trainee wage lawsuit was denied, less than a year after scoring a victory in a similar case.
In This Issue:
- Rolling piggy banks
- How will the highway bill play out?
- A blow to the economy
- ‘A leaky bucket’
- NHTSA mandates crash reports from automated vehicle companies
- On hold
- FMCSA launches Training Provider Registry
- Analysis: ‘Expendable workforce’
- FMCSA pushes compliance for medical examiner rule to June 2025
- Six states pursue rule changes for license plate readers
- Eight states impose fuel tax changes July 1
- North Dakota will soon test longer truck size and weight
- Truckers saddled with new user fee in Connecticut
- Gov. DeSantis signs bill killing M-CORES toll program
- New Texas law revises truck injury liability rules
- State Watch – August/September 2021
- Crash stats during pandemic suggest truckers were safest drivers
- Supreme Court showdown?
- Cart before the horse?
- ‘Simply unworkable’
- Minneapolis wants to eliminate all truck parking
- Truck to Success course beneficial to newcomers and industry veterans
- ‘Unfortunate situation’
- What does the end of 3G mean for your ELD?
- Transport Canada approves second company to certify ELDs
- FMCSA proposes to expand windshield parameters for safety devices
- Operation Sideswipe saga continues
- Werner must face class action lawsuit filed by driver trainee over wages
- GBATS is back
- Regularly scheduled programming
- A lifelong passion
- System Transport to haul Capitol Christmas Tree
- ‘The coolest thing I’ve ever done’
- Mafia Secrets Aug/Sept 2021
- Headed for truck shows, searching for clean restrooms
- Dashboard Confidential – August/September 2021
- Slight Detour – August/September 2021
- Roses & Razzberries – August/September 2021
Truck show in Joplin, Mo., going big in 2021.
Truck shows bringing back live events in 2021.
OOIDA life member George Fiebe receives Golden Achievement Award from ATHS.
System Transport will deliver the Capital Christmas tree to west lawn of the Capitol building after it is harvested in late October.
Trucking company hauls B-1 bomber from Oklahoma to Kansas.
A show truck that works every day.
Marty Ellis, skipper of The Spirit of the American Trucker, is cruising the truck shows and keeping an eye out for clean showers.
Just doing our job, ma’am
The open road can get lonely, which is why many truckers have animal co-pilots.
This edition of Roses & Razzberries supplies a heaping serving of razzberries to everyone from the media to the House of Representatives.
A recent survey showed that tracking devices and solar panels are popular. What’s next for fleets and owner-operators?
Check out the latest truck products in the August/September 2021 edition of Hot Stuff & Cool Services.