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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.

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Truckload rates drift lower, show signs of bottoming out

Spot market rates remain soft in early February, reports DAT Solutions. Van truckload rates are down and reefer rates were trending down.

TRACER Alert

TRACER reports theft of 2003 Kenworth in New Jersey

A $500 reward is offered through OOIDA’s TRACER Alert network for information on a burgundy-colored 2003 Kenworth W900 stolen in New Jersey.

Tolls

Gov. Lamont puts truck-only tolls in Connecticut on pause

After pushing hard for Connecticut lawmakers to pass a truck-only toll bill, Gov. Ned Lamont seems to have given up … for now.

Crime & Courts, Opinion

Blagojevich’s sentence commuted, but truckers still paying for his ‘crimes’

Rod Blagojevich is a free man after President Trump commuted his sentence. However, truckers are still on the hook for big bucks because of his actions.

State

Washington House approves carbon emissions mandate

A carbon emissions reduction program being considered in Washington state would severely affect consumers, including professional drivers, critics say.

Truck Shows

MATS concert to feature Jayne Denham, Larry Fleet

The Mid-America Trucking Show’s annual concert will be headlined by Jayne Denham and Larry Fleet. The show will be at Fourth Street Live in downtown Louisville, Ky.

Federal, OOIDA

Beyond Compliance should be about more than tech, OOIDA says

Submitting its comments regarding FMCSA’s Beyond Compliance program, OOIDA opposed any formula that awards large fleets for simply buying the latest technology.

Crime & Courts

Better Business Bureau warns consumers of reshipping scam

Trucking companies and job seekers should be on the lookout for identity theft. The Better Business Bureau of St. Louis has issued a warning after one company fell victim to a reshipping scam. The Better Business Bureau is advising job seekers to beware of a scam that recently affected Walnut Grove, Mo.-based Westerman’s Express. The […]

State

Pursuit of expanded speed radar renewed in Mississippi

The use of speed radar by law enforcement agencies in Mississippi is an annual issue. Multiple bills under review would authorize changes to use radar.

Safety & Security, State

Illinois DOT, state police warn of theft ring targeting Three Rivers rest area

Illinois DOT and law enforcement are warning truckers about a theft ring operating in a pair of rest areas along the Interstate 80 freight corridor.