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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, OOIDA

Spoiler alert: FRESH Act bad for small motor carriers, OOIDA says

OOIDA says the FRESH Act, which would increase weight limits on the interstate for select industries, would be rotten for small businesses and safety.

Federal

Ag groups add their opposition to truck-only VMT

Dozens of national and state agricultural commodities groups are adding their names to the opposition of a using truck-only VMT to fund transportation.

News

Zero-emissions report suggests light-duty vehicles, not trucks, go all-electric by 2035

A new zero-emissions report focuses on light-duty vehicles, buses and pedestrians/bicyclists, a switch from some initiatives that focus only on trucks.

State

Oregon cap-and-trade plan meets opposition

A renewed effort in Oregon to adopt a cap-and-trade plan to combat greenhouse gas emissions is underway. Opponents are pulling out all the stops to thwart the effort.

State

Bills in eight states would alter speed limits

Various speed limit changes are being considered by several states, including repealing California’s split speed limit law and raised speed limits elsewhere.

News

NAFTA took another monthly hit in December

Despite NAFTA value taking a nosedive in the last two months of 2019, it still ended the year better than it started. Truck freight, however, went down.

Truck Shows

Free registration for MATS ends Feb. 25

MATS features more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, educational seminars and entertainment. Even better, all of it is free as long you register by Feb. 25.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA seeks members’ help in fight against truck-only VMT tax

OOIDA issued a Call to Action to its more than 160,000 members, asking them to let their lawmakers know they are against a truck-only VMT tax.

Federal

UPS requests exemption for learner’s permit holders to operate doubles

UPS is asking the FMCSA to grant an exemption to its commercial learner’s permit holders so they can operate twin 28-foot trailers.

State

Ohio House passes ‘driver shortage’ bill

The Ohio House has taken action to advance a bill touted to aid motor carriers looking to hire drivers needed to combat a proclaimed “driver shortage.”