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.
Jesse James Dupree of the band “Jackyl” has a new song dedicated to truck drivers. We’ll find out what inspired him to write “It Didn’t Fall from the Sky.”
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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.
A bipartisan bill authorizing speed enforcement cameras in Pennsylvania has completed its trek through the statehouse. Both chambers of the statehouse have reached agreement on one version of legislation that would authorize speed cameras in active work zones on interstates and federal aid highways. Specifically, a five-year pilot program would be established for the Pennsylvania […]
Jon Osburn drives to London, Ohio, with OOIDA’s traveling tractor-trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker. The Spirit is scheduled Oct. 4-6 to be at the London TA Travel Plaza. It is at the U.S. Highway 42 exit off of I-70, Exit 79. London is 50 miles east of Dayton, Ohio, and 30 miles west […]
The Nov. 6 ballot in multiple Arizona locales will include questions to benefit road work Voters in Pima County will decide on a $430 million bond question for regional road repair. Bond money would be dispersed over the next decade. Proposition 463 would authorize the issuance and selling of general obligation bonds for reconstruction, repair and preservation […]
The effects of Hurricane Florence can still be felt regionally, but national spot truckload freight availability and rates continued to stabilize last week. The number of available loads on DAT MembersEdge increased 2 percent while truck posts fell 2 percent, and national average spot rates were steady. Van: $2.15 per mile, unchanged from the previous […]
Robin Anderson, development director for Special Olympics Missouri, broke into tears several times during the Guilty By Association Truck Show big rig convoy auction on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Joplin, Mo. But who could blame her? Anderson said she was overcome with joy as she saw truck drivers dig deep into their pockets to raise […]
The nation’s highest court will hear arguments this week in a case to determine whether or not the Federal Arbitration Act applies to transportation workers. The case will decide whether labor disputes brought by owner-operators leased to motor carriers on a long-term basis in the trucking industry are exempt from arbitration. Truck driver Dominc Oliveira […]
Are bridges included in South Dakota’s overweight harvesting truck exemptions? On Sept. 26, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that they are not in response to a lawsuit filed by a trucker who received criminal and civil fines for driving on a bridge overweight despite meeting the harvesting exemption requirements. The South Dakota Supreme Court […]
Fuel prices, News
Weekly prices across the U.S. for a gallon of diesel fuel have been rising for 10 consecutive weeks, since July 23, according to data from the federal Energy Information Administration. On Monday, the average U.S. price rose more than 4 cents, to $3.313 per gallon. The average price per gallon for diesel fuel is 52.1 […]
News, Safety & Security
State officials around the country continue to take action on efforts to pursue and adopt rules that cover the practice of tracking drivers’ movements through automatic license plate readers. The devices are mounted on police vehicles, road signs or traffic lights. High-tech cameras to capture the date, time and location that scanned vehicles passed are […]
You know you had a lot of fun at the Guilty By Association Truck Show when you spend an extra 10 minutes in the shower that night scrubbing off the rubber that sprayed on your arms and legs. That is the result of one of the greatest events at GBATS: the big rig burnouts with […]