OOIDA goes to bat for truck drivers during the 2020 Truck Safety Summit, encouraging measures that value drivers and actual driver training.
As of press time in mid-September, the FMCSA was moving full steam ahead toward enacting its new hours-of-service rules on Sept. 29.
James “Wiley” Deck assumed leadership of the FMCSA on Aug. 31, becoming the third person to direct the agency in less than a year.
FMCSA seeks comments on pilot program for HOS provision.
The push to allow under-21 drivers to operate in interstate commerce continues. In September, FMCSA announced plans for a pilot program.
OOIDA’s petition to FMCSA regarding the need to address the lack of broker transparency led to a request for comments from the agency.
Recent research by OOIDA and an FBI bulletin put a spotlight on some of the concerns involving FMCSA allowing ELD providers to self-certify
The FBI bulletin notes that the ELD mandate contains no cybersecurity or quality assurance requirements for suppliers of the devices
HHS releases federal hair testing guidelines, but a rulemaking would be required to adopt them.
Sen. Steve Daines and several of his fellow lawmakers are showing their opposition for a plan to increase motor carriers’ insurance rates.
The James Madison Institute released a report outlining how Florida can move to a VMT tax.
Big changes in trucking may be on the horizon, according to recommended plans.
Gov. Gina Raimondo and two other state officials are trying to invoke government privilege in ATA’s truck-only toll lawsuit.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will decide whether an injunction blocking California’s AB5 on motor carriers should be kept in effect.
The majority of state legislatures have wrapped up their work for this year. Here’s our early fall roundup of what governors signed into law in recent weeks and of other items still active.
The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act is picking up steam, Northeast parking study results are in, Canadian parking news and more.
A 2016 New Jersey law is being cited for a fuel tax rate increase for gas and diesel resulting in a nearly 10-cent rate hike.
All of Land Line's comprehensive Election Guide 2020 coverage is in here.
In August, the Internal Revenue Service sent a notice to states regarding enforcement of Form 2290 payments because of the pandemic.
A coalition, including OOIDA, asked Congress on Sept. 9 to extend the current surface transportation law. It was set to expire Sept. 30.
OOIDA says FMCSA acts as a consumer reporting agency subject to the FCRA when it reports personal driver information to third parties.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released its National Freight Strategic Plan for long-term investments in infrastructure.
In This Issue:
- A better way
- FMCSA poised to put new HOS rules into effect
- FMCSA undergoes another round of leadership changes
- Additional flexibility?
- More crashes?
- Broker transparency the goal of OOIDA petition
- ELD self-certification under scrutiny
- FBI bulletin: ELDs vulnerable to cybersecurity compromise
- Hair raising
- Coalition of lawmakers fight insurance increase
- Can a per-mile fee replace the fuel tax in Florida?
- Many trucking issues addressed in California Freight Mobility Plan
- Government privilege takes center stage in Rhode Island toll lawsuit
- Ninth Circuit hears arguments for AB5 injunction
- State Watch – October 2020
- Parking Zone – October 2020
- New Jersey fuel tax rate increases by nearly a dime
- Election 2020
- IRS backlog may delay proof of 2290 payments
- Coalition, including OOIDA, pushes for FAST Act extension
- FMCSA acts as consumer reporting agency, OOIDA says
- U.S. DOT unveils long-term plan for moving nation’s freight
- Live from Grain Valley, it’s Wednesday
- Representing essential workers
- 45 years of Land Line
- The shows must go on
- ‘This is for Kay’
- Remembering the ‘Midnight Cowboy’
- The legend of Cisco
- Mafia Secrets – October 2020
- Look for The Spirit in the Northeast this fall
- Strange Things & Filthy Lies – October 2020
- Dashboard Confidential – October 2020
- Roses & Razzberries – October 2020
OOIDA brings a new talk show to truck drivers.
OOIDA board member featured at Republican National Convention.
On the 45th anniversary of Land Line Magazine, reality from the road remains the same. “We all do better when the person behind the wheel does better.”
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic continued through the summer, truck shows kept on whether in person or virtually.
Jerry Kissinger is a standard installation at the Waupun Truck-N-Show held for the 31st consecutive year this past August in Waupun, Wis.
Radio legend Bill Mack was an advocate for the trucking industry.
In the days before deregulation, strong unions made it difficult or at times impossible to fire a driver, even one as shifty as Cisco.
A trip back in time.
Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s tour trailer, plans a Northeast U.S. tour this fall, collecting driver feedback and discussing issues affecting truckers.
Need extra money for Christmas? Start collecting lion poop now and beat the pesky holiday rush.
Good service worthy of a thank you.
A fresh bouquet of roses and a bushel of razzberries are being handed out for the good and bad in trucking.
A driver considering the jump to becoming an owner-operator needs to prepare by figuring out all the angles. OOIDA’s Truck to Success course can help.
Make sure you and your truck are ready for cold, ice and snow.
Traffic cameras are an overlooked tool that can save truckers their freight and their lives.
Tire chain laws for all 50 states.
A comprehensive list of Canadian tire chain laws in all 10 provinces and three territories for commercial vehicles.
Tools, LED lights, muscle relief and a suspension upgrade to smooth out the rough spots in your ride.
Getting trucks back on the road; cabin air filters
October's edition of Road Law tackles drivers’ failures to respond or appear in court to resolve traffic violations and the problems that ensue.
Discussing the importance of planning ahead for your taxes, it’s good to start with an income tax projection.