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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

Highway bill to invest nearly $500 billion over five years

Rep. Peter DeFazio released the text of a highway bill that would authorize nearly $500 billion over five years to tackle the nation’s infrastructure needs.

Business

Motor carriers’ participation needed for ATRI’s Operational Costs of Trucking data

ATRI is asking motor carriers and owner-operators to participate in its annual Operational Costs of Trucking data collection.

Crime & Courts

Trucker who drove into Minnesota protest released from jail

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says in official tweets that panic, not malicious intent, was why a tanker driver drove into a group of protesters.

Features, Opinion

Jersey Jim starts a trucking business, Part 2

Contributing Editor John Bendel recalls a fateful meeting with fast-talking “Jersey Jim” – one of the colorful characters of trucking’s rich history.

Equipment

Western Star trucks being recalled for electrical system issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain Western Star trucks for an issue regarding the electrical system’s wiring harness.

News, State

Wyoming transportation panel looks at road use charge, truck rules

Talks underway at the Wyoming statehouse focus on a new method to fund transportation and multiple efforts intended to improve road safety.

Tolls

New Jersey toll rates to increase up to nearly 40%

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority both approved toll increases that will go into effect in September, despite opposition from several state lawmakers. On May 27, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority adopted a long-range capital plan that includes increasing toll rates on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Toll […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices waver only slightly from last week

The average diesel fuel price per gallon in a federal report flickered down slightly from a week ago. There wasn’t much change in any region, either.

News, Safety & Security

Trucker’s drive through Minnesota protest not intentional, authorities say

A truck driver was arrested on assault charges after driving his tanker truck into an area filled with protesters on Sunday, May 31, in Minneapolis.

Truck Parking

The Parking Zone – May 2020

You know things are getting back to normal when the NIMBY crowd is back to opposing truck stops and truck parking, which is what happened in May.