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Federal

Insurance institute cautions about under-21 interstate truckers

IIHS encouraged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to do more homework before moving forward with its under-21 pilot program.

Opinion

Sorry we’re late, but Alabama had to mow the grass

When a tidy lawn is more important than free-flowing traffic, we might want to remind folks what the word “interstate” actually means.

OOIDA, Truck Shows

Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minn., welcomes Shell Rotella SuperRigs on July 25-27

Look for Land Line Media’s Jami Jones, OOIDA’s Lewie Pugh, Doug Morris and Jon Osburn at Shell Rotella SuperRigs next weekend.

Crime & Courts, OOIDA

OOIDA to move forward in case against Tennessee towing company

An OOIDA lawsuit against a towing company can move forward after the towing company’s claims in another case were dismissed.

Federal

Bill would mandate automatic emergency braking on new heavy-duty trucks

The Safe Roads Act would require new trucks to possess automatic emergency braking. OOIDA says the technology is still in its infancy.

Crime & Courts

Two truckers bribed Texas DPS employee to issue 215 fake CDLs

Two men have been charged for bribing a DPS employee to falsely issue more than 200 CDLs. As a result, the employee raked in tens of thousands of dollars.

OOIDA, Truck Shows

OOIDA Shift Into Success class among offerings at Aug. 22-24 GATS

In about a month, the 2019 Great American Trucking Show returns to Dallas. OOIDA will be there. Check out its free Shift Into Success class on Aug. 22.

Driver Fitness, Federal

FMCSA seeks comment on partial extension of entry-level driver training deadline

FMCSA wants more time to develop its new entry-level driver training rules to develop an electronic interface and give states time to adapt their systems.

Crime & Courts

Convincing dash cam video insufficient to dismiss Florida case

Despite dash cam video that appears to verify a trucker’s account of events of a fatal crash, a Florida appellate court ruled that’s up for a jury, not a judge, to decide.

Tolls

Pennsylvania Turnpike announces 6% toll increase for 2020

It’s that time of year: fireworks, hot dogs and the annual Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase announcement. Tolls will go up another 6% next year.

Synchrony Financial