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Featured: Coronavirus, News

A coronavirus timeline: How we got here

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

OOIDA’s Spencer: Move away from regs that don’t improve safety

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

Free masks available at The Spirit in Rochelle, Ill.

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

U.S. retail diesel price barely changes from a week ago

There were no large fluctuations in average diesel prices across the U.S. either nationally or regionally, according to a weekly federal report.

Coronavirus, Federal

FMCSA extends emergency declaration until Aug. 14

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

NFI misclassification lawsuit gets class action certification

Closing in on its fifth year since it was filed, a driver misclassification lawsuit against National Freight Inc. has reached class action status.

News, OOIDA

OOIDA launches internet-based talk show

This week, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is launching an internet-based talk show aimed at expanding communication with members.

News, State

Phoenix-area localities to decide on transportation funding questions

The fall ballot in multiple Phoenix-area communities will include questions about whether to tap bonds to cover costs for transportation work.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA distributing thousands of free masks to truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will be distributing thousands of free masks to truck drivers across the nation. Stop in at The Spirit.

Equipment

Daimler recalls more than 160,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks

Daimler Trucks is recalling more than 164,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for an issue related to the automatic emergency braking system.

News, Truck Shows

GBATS postpones in-person show until September 2021

Citing concerns over the coronavirus, organizers for the Guilty By Association Truck Show are postponing the in-person show until 2021.