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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.

News

USMCA agreement reached between Democrats and Trump administration

After months in limbo, House Democrats have reached a deal regarding USMCA revisions, also known as NAFTA 2.0, pushing it closer to the finish line.

Crime & Courts

Appeals court orders EEOC to pay CRST $3.3 million

An appeals court ordered the EEOC to pay CRST $3.3 million in attorney fees following “frivolous” claims in a sexual harassment lawsuit.

State

Missouri gas, diesel fuel tax eyed for rate increases

Multiple Missouri bills filed for the next session call for road revenue via the state’s fuel tax. One bill includes a disproportionate increase for diesel.

Crime & Courts, Tolls

OOIDA asks Supreme Court to hear Pennsylvania toll lawsuit

OOIDA’s fight against Pennsylvania’s tolls is not over. The Association asked the Supreme Court to hear its lawsuit over tolls it finds unconstitutional.

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.