The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to reduce the fees for the Unified Carrier Registration plan,
The clampdown on hours of service with the mandated use of electronic logging devices underscored a critical need for flexibility for truck drivers.
In August, the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles met for a long-term policy workshop. Making sure that the needs of truckers are being addressed, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association submitted comments to the task force.
The New Jersey attorney general announced this week that a trucking company must pay a former employee with sleep apnea $30,000 for failing to reinstate him despite medical clearance.
The fuel tax rates in New Jersey are once again on the rise. As of Oct. 1, a 4.3-cent rate increase is being charged due to low tax revenue.
In comments to the FMCSA regarding a pilot program that would allow young military veterans to drive in interstate commerce, OOIDA said it hopes the program will be used to benefit veterans rather than as a test case for reducing the age requirements.
During the FMCSA’s hours-of-service listening session at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this past August, many truckers suggested an increase in flexibility will promote an increase in safety.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association testified during a House subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.
The Environment and Oversight subcommittees of the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology held a hearing in September to evaluate the impact of glider truck regulations.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association submitted formal comments regarding FMCSA’s proposal to make it easier for drivers to upgrade a Class B commercial driver’s license to a Class A CDL.
New standards under the Clean Air Action Plan at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just got stricter for those entering the drayage service for the first time.
A trailer manufacturer is off the hook in a products-liability lawsuit alleging the company was responsible for a side underride crash that left a 19-year-old with severe brain damage.
Election Day is one month away, and voters in states around the country will cast ballots on efforts that cover transportation
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is rolling into the 12th year of its Truckers for Troops fundraiser.
It was a rough summer for Florida’s SunPass tolling system and the Florida Department of Transportation. For nearly two months, FDOT has been cleaning up a mess that included approximately 90 million unprocessed transactions.
Here’s our early fall roundup of what governors signed into law in recent weeks and of other items still active. For a complete rundown of state legislation, visit LandLineMag.com and click on “Legislative Watch” under the “Important Info” tab.
Hundreds of communities across the nation employing red-light cameras may want to reconsider.
Two researchers released a study that suggests there is no evidence that the cameras reduce total crashes or injuries.
Terry sat down to answer Land Line’s questions between finishing the day’s paperwork, showering and getting ready to head out from upstate New York to North Carolina
What about autonomous vehicles? The jury is still out, but the autonomous vehicle industry has taken a few hits as of late
In This Issue:
- FMCSA plans to reduce UCR fees in 2019, 2020
- The FAQs of personal conveyance
- OOIDA says safety first when crafting autonomous vehicle policy
- Trucking company to pay $30k in sleep apnea discrimination suit
- Fuel tax rates set to increase Oct. 1
- OOIDA: Results of military pilot program shouldn’t be used to reduce minimum driving age
- Increased flexibility will lead to improved safety, truckers say
- OOIDA testifies in support of gliders as affordable option for small-business truckers
- OOIDA supports reducing redundancy, asks that savings go to driver training programs
- Ports’ new clean trucks plan requires 2014 or newer engines
- Appellate court rules trailer manufacturer not liable for side underride crash
- Voters to decide on transportation issues in 10 states
- Truckers for Troops to kick off Nov. 5
- A dark cloud hangs over Florida’s SunPass
- State Watch – October 2018
- Study suggests red-light cameras increase rear-end collisions
- Know the facts of the day
- Tough road ahead for autonomous vehicle industry
- OOIDA helps members get $14,4000 fine for overweight load dismissed
- On a roll
- Preparing to make your choice on Nov. 6
- Cannot vote on Election Day?
- State-by-state contact informations
- Registration Deadlines
- Make a Difference
- Truckers take action
- Never take elections for granted
- Strong turnout of voting truckers sure to help shape trucking’s future
- Who’s on the ballot?
- Elections offer opportunity
- Just in case
- Chaining up in Canada 2018
- ‘A pretty amazing event’
- Laid to rest
OOIDA member Mark Mounsey’s family has owned and ocompany trucks, 38 trailers and 14 leased owner-operators for over three decades.
In August, The New York Times whacked the American Trucking Associations with a 2-by-4. The following week, the ATA picked itself up off the floor and responded
With the help of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s regulatory department and a clarification from the Federal Highway Administration, a truck driver’s $14,400 fine for having an overweight load was dismissed.
Most days, third-generation trucker Kaleb Hammett can be found “playing in the dirt” with his beloved Peterbilt 389. Kaleb drives for Hammett Excavation out of Dodd City, Texas
You probably want to know how you can impartially research your choices. Land Line has researched multiple websites to provide you with ways to do that.
Driving over the road on Election Day is not a reason to sacrifice your vote. A professional driver can still make his or her voice heard back home
Inside you'll find contact information for all 50 states in one coherent list to get any relevant information useful for upcoming elections.
It is a good idea to have your registration submitted before the earliest deadline date listed for your state. Not all states allow same-date registration.
Election Day is only a few weeks away. It is important to get registered now to ensure your voice is heard this fall. Follow these guidelines and start making a difference.
Communicating with elected officials is a task that you cannot afford to step away from.
Elections have consequences. Since the phrase was popularized by President Obama following his 2008 White House victory, it’s become commonly used in political conversations
In November, tens of millions of voters across the country will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. While it is impossible to predict the outcome, voters control the fate of Congress
This November, voters across the country will cast ballots on important races and issues. The proof is in the numbers.
This year alone, more than 80 percent of the nearly 8,000 elected officials at the state and federal levels of government are up for election.
Most states allow you to use chains if you need them. There is regulatory language consistent among several states that says you can use chains “of reasonable proportions … on any vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid.”
OOIDA members and Land Line readers have grown accustomed to the annual updates on chain laws in the lower 48 states in the U.S. Land Line also has received a number of requests for a Canadian chain advisory.
Dakota “Bubba” Cadd spends much of his days sitting in his wheelchair outside his home and signaling for truckers traveling along Highway 26 in Milton, Wis., to blow their air horn.
Sept. 11, 2001, 8:46 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11 strikes the North Tower of the World Trade Center, setting off a chain of events forever imprinted on the pages of American history.
Life as we know it runs on power. Truckers are getting even more nowadays with lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries.
Buying a used trailer can be intimidating with most used trailers on the market sold “as is.” That doesn’t mean you should worry, but you should certainly go in prepared.
OK, OK, I know everyone likes to see the long-hooded, classic, “squared up” custom big rigs. But sometimes you come across a unique truck that commands your attention
Trucks without drivers are a bad idea. But trains without crews? That’s a good idea. And this could have consequences for the truckload business.
As a young Princeton graduate in the mid-1970s, Alain Kornhauser worked with officials from government and private railroads in emergency meetings to keep Northeast rail freight moving as major railroads failed
Bendix Intellipark electronic parking brake control is now moving into fleet trials with an expected 2019 launch with hopes of preventing rollaway crashes.
Insurance rates for long-haul trucks and trucking have been rapidly increasing over the past several years. The culprit? Technology.
Now is a good time of year to prepare for 2018 taxes, which under the new tax law will be different than your 2017 tax return.
The way you depreciate your truck is another major change that came from tax reform. Now 100 percent of the purchase will be depreciated within a year.
We talk to drivers and company owners every day, and the conversation usually starts with the driver or company owner letting us know about a traffic ticket.
Replacing a clutch is a major undertaking requiring specialized tools, proper procedures and the right supplies (bolts, gauges and so forth).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs, making it hard to breathe.
A quit plan helps you stay focused and motivated to quit. Visit SmokeFree.gov to learn ways to build a plan that works for you.