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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

Federal

UPS exemption request denied by FMCSA

Touting the value of driving experience, FMCSA denied UPS’ request for exemption from the agency’s entry-level driver training rule.

Tolls

Connecticut governor moves forward with truck-only toll plan

A plan unveiled in Connecticut to fund transportation needs via truck-only tolls comes on the heels of a legal challenge to Rhode Island’s toll collection.

Equipment, News

U.S Marine, Army veteran wins Transition Trucking Kenworth

Joseph H. Campbell Jr., a military veteran serving 24 years in the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army, won a Kenworth truck in the 2019 Transition Trucking contest.

Equipment, News

Deadline to switch from AOBRDs to ELDs is Dec. 16

There won’t be any “soft enforcement” when the time comes to switch from an AOBRD to an ELD, warns the CVSA. That deadline is Monday, Dec. 16.

Crime & Courts

UPS challenges $47K judgment in OSHA whistleblower complaint

UPS is challenging a $47,000 judgment it was ordered to pay after a driver filed an OSHA whistleblower complaint saying he was forced to drive without an ELD.

News

Celadon files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Celadon Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, seeking to eliminate more than $391 million in debt obligations.

State

New Hampshire bills cover truck lane use, speeding

In the New Hampshire statehouse, legislators want to address truck lane use during peak congestion. Another push covers excessive speeding for all drivers.

Fuel prices

U.S. average diesel price drops 2 cents, West Coast 5.7 cents

Federal data show average diesel prices dropped more than a nickel from a week ago for the West Coast and California while the U.S. average dropped 2.1 cents.

Business, News

Celadon ceases operations; 4,000 employees to lose jobs

Indianapolis-based Celadon on Monday, Dec. 9, announced it was filing for bankruptcy and would shut down all of its business operations.

News

As Celadon rumors swirl, rival companies flock to drivers

Following reports that Celadon will file for bankruptcy, there were many unconfirmed reports over the weekend that some of the company’s 2,500 drivers were stranded.