OOIDA premiered its internet-based talk show, “Live From Exit 24” on Wednesday, July 15. The hourlong show is set to be broadcast once every two weeks.
An owner-operator who survived COVID-19 is now fighting to full recover; meanwhile, pandemic uncertainty may slow the recovery for freight and rates.
Featured: Coronavirus, News
Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.
Federal, News, OOIDA
FMCSA needs to move away from regulations with no proven safety benefits, OOIDA President Todd Spencer said at the MCSAC meeting on July 14.
Coronavirus, News, OOIDA
OOIDA’s tour trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker, stops in “Hub City” – Rochelle, Ill. – on July 15-16. Free U.S. DOT masks are available there.
Fuel prices, News
There were no large fluctuations in average diesel prices across the U.S. either nationally or regionally, according to a weekly federal report.
FMCSA is going to extend its emergency declaration for another month, the agency’s acting administrator, Jim Mullen, announced on Monday, July 13.
Crime & Courts
Closing in on its fifth year since it was filed, a driver misclassification lawsuit against National Freight Inc. has reached class action status.
This week, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is launching an internet-based talk show aimed at expanding communication with members.
The fall ballot in multiple Phoenix-area communities will include questions about whether to tap bonds to cover costs for transportation work.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will be distributing thousands of free masks to truck drivers across the nation. Stop in at The Spirit.
Daimler Trucks is recalling more than 164,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for an issue related to the automatic emergency braking system.
News, Truck Shows
Citing concerns over the coronavirus, organizers for the Guilty By Association Truck Show are postponing the in-person show until 2021.