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A coronavirus timeline: How we got here

Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, 2019, when the first reports came out of China.

News, State

Pennsylvania Senate panel votes to quicken shifting funds to roads

Pennsylvania bill would ensure the state police gets money needed for operations without sacrificing revenue needed for roads.

News, OOIDA

OOIDA’s tour trailer stops in Columbia, S.C.

Few truck stops have a bowling alley, but the Petro in Columbia, S.C., does. Marty Ellis and OOIDA’s tour trailer stop there June 11-13.

Federal, News

Rep. Bost deems insurance increase a ‘punishment’ to truckers

Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., said an increase to motor carriers’ minimum insurance requirements would be a punishment to the nation’s truckers.

Federal, News

Republicans, Democrats divided over House highway bill

Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee called out a highway bill for its lack of bipartisanship during a markup hearing on Wednesday, June 9.

Crime & Courts, News

Rhode Island trucking company owner must pay $632K in fraud scheme restitution

A Rhode Island trucking company owner facing more than two years in prison must also pay $632,000 in restitution for a fraud scheme.

News, State

Connecticut lawmakers send truck tax to governor

Connecticut lawmakers have approved a truck tax. The action follows a failed attempt to adopt a regional transportation funding plan.

OOIDA

Pugh offers OOIDA perspective at FreightWaves virtual summit

FreightWaves held a Small Fleet and Owner-operator Summit on June 9. OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh was part of the virtual event.

Federal, News

Highway bill amendments to be considered at markup hearing

The House T&I Committee will conduct a markup hearing for its five-year, $547 billion highway bill at 10 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 9.

News

Canada to add automatic transmission restrictions to Class A CDLs

Starting in July, Canadians getting new a Class A CDL will get restricted licenses if they don’t road test with a manual transmission.

News, State

Study suggests heavy-duty trucks not primary source of vehicle pollution deaths

A recent study looking into vehicle pollution deaths in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions found that trucks are not the main problem.