Will millions of truckers lose their jobs to automation? Researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are a bit more optimistic than media reports suggest.
How many truckers can say they’ve hauled a load that will send people to deep space? Walter “Skip” Tillett can. Also, strong words for Uber in NTSB report.
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.
Land Line provides you with a comprehensive roundup of chain- and studded tire-related laws in all 10 provinces and three territories of Canada.
If you read any of the recent stories outside of Land Line Magazine on the National Transportation Safety Board’s report about a June 2016 crash in Kansas that killed six people, you likely read about how the truck driver’s fatigue played a role and that collision avoidance technology could have prevented the deadly wreck. However, […]
As negotiators continue to determine the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement, freight between the three countries has been strong. According to stats recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the share of freight moved by trucks in 2017 fell from the previous year but still accounted for the majority of North […]
The prospect of toll roads around the state of Utah is one step away from becoming a reality. Utah law already permits the use of tolls to cover state expenses. Tolling authority, however, is limited to new roads. The Senate voted to sign off changes to a bill made in the House that would expand […]
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorists Association have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for what they say are excessive toll increases that place an undue burden on interstate commerce. Additionally, the lawsuit claims toll revenue has been diverted to projects unrelated to the turnpike. In a lawsuit filed […]
Over the past several weeks, there have been numerous congressional hearings for the infrastructure bill. One of the biggest items on the agenda for the Trump administration is streamlining the permit process and projects moving faster. We now have a wrench thrown into the mix: Last week’s Florida bridge collapse. Florida bridge incident First, the […]
Crime & Courts, News
In response to OOIDA’s petition for a rehearing en banc for its lawsuit that claimed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration bypassed the rulemaking process in order to regulate obstructive sleep apnea, the agency said “further review would not affect the ultimate outcome of this case.” The FMCSA filed its response on March 15 in […]
With a push to make alternative fuels more prevalent and viable, the Federal Highway Administration was assigned to designate an alternative fuel corridor. FHWA has recently updated its second round of designations, highlighting which corridors are ready and which corridors are in the process. Alternative fuel use has progressed in recent years, especially when fossil […]
Fuel prices, News
For the sixth consecutive week, average diesel prices across the U.S. have declined, according to the Energy Information Administration. The average price for a gallon of diesel on Monday, Feb. 5, was $3.086. On Monday, March 19, it was 11.4 cents lower, $2.972 per gallon. The year started with average U.S. diesel price at $2.91 […]
Crime & Courts, News
A pair of owners of online permitting and registration services have settled a complaint levied by the Federal Trade Commission, agreeing to pay $900,000. Operating under four separate businesses, James Lamb and Uliana Bogash, agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission compliant alleging the pair tricked trucking companies into paying them for various registration fees […]
News, Truck Parking
Tackling the parking problem within the trucking industry, the National Coalition on Truck Parking, organized by the Federal Highway Administration, is asking truck industry stakeholders, particularly drivers, for some good examples of truck parking beyond truck stops and rest areas. To better understand real-world solutions to the widespread truck parking issue, the National Coalition on […]