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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.

OOIDA, State

OOIDA, Virginia lawmaker work together on GPS concerns

Hearing the concerns of professional drivers, a Virginia state lawmaker has dropped a bill to require large trucks to be equipped with a truck-specific GPS.

Federal, Products & Services

Smart-Vision system allowed in lieu of rearview mirrors

FMCSA OK’d an exemption request from Vision Systems North America allowing motor carriers to use the firm’s Smart-Vision system instead of rearview mirrors.

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Truckload volumes rebound, but for how long?

Volumes and rates are strong and have grown a bit for reefers and flatbeds, according to DAT Solutions, and no typical van freight retreat yet, either.

News, OOIDA Member

OOIDA member’s truck a tribute to Chiefs football

OOIDA member Robert Hardwick loves his Kansas City Chiefs football team. His truck “Warpaint” – a 2008 Kenworth 900L – is a real head-turner.

Crime & Courts

Couple receives prison sentences in Texas truck tire theft ring

A federal judge has sentenced a San Antonio couple for their role in a vast, multimillion dollar tire theft ring involving commercial truck tires.

Federal

Young drivers more likely to drink, get distracted, NHTSA survey says

A recent NHTSA survey indicates that drivers ages 16 to 21 are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drinking and texting.

News, State

Minnesota seeks feedback on 10-year Weight Enforcement Investment Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has published a draft 10-year Weight Enforcement Investment Plan and is seeking feedback.

OOIDA

Wheeler Ridge is the next stop in California for The Spirit

Jon Osburn is enjoying the sun as he steers OOIDA’s tour trailer through California. The next stop is Jan. 17-20 at the Wheeler Ridge Petro.

Federal, News, OOIDA

OOIDA calls USMCA passage a ‘victory for American truckers’

The Senate overwhelmingly passed USMCA on Thursday. With both chambers cleared, the bill will go President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

Crime & Courts, State

Bridgegate defendants get hearing before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to reverse the fraud convictions of two public officials tied up in the infamous “Bridgegate” scandal.