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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.

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Report reveals regulatory barriers for commercial vehicle automated system

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are likely to get in the way of automated technology, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. The Volpe report came out the same time the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration started seeking comments about regulatory barriers to advancing automated […]

Analysis, Truck Parking

The Parking Zone – March 2018

Every week, there are several news articles across the nation related to truck parking. They range from a state department of transportation closing a rest area to local city councils preventing the opening of a truck stop. News regarding local truck parking are too numerous and small in scope to report on individually. However, what […]

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NAFTA starts 2018 with 15th consecutive monthly increase

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in January trucks moved nearly 63 percent of NAFTA freight – with trains, planes, ships and pipelines picking up the rest. All five modes experienced an increase in freight year to year for the fourth consecutive month. The value of freight hauled across the […]

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Ready or not, ELD enforcement begins April 1

Full enforcement of the ELD rule is starting April 1, ending the “soft enforcement” period in which noncompliant drivers were not put out-of-service. Starting April 1, a carrier that doesn’t have an ELD when required will be placed out of service. The driver will remain out-of-service for 10 hours in accordance with Commercial Vehicle Safety […]

News, Safety & Security

California state lawmaker renews effort to adopt new CDL training requirements

A renewed effort in the California Legislature is intended to improve safety on the state’s roadways by implementing new federal commercial driver regulations. Additional truck driver safety requirements also would be added. Sponsored by Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, the bill would implement a federal rule that requires people seeking a commercial driver’s license to complete […]

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Babin leads charge for HOS reform in Congress

Rep. Brian Babin is at it again, seeking to provide relief for truckers. This time, he is joining the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in leading the charge to reform the hours-of-service regulations. The Texas Republican introduced a bill modifying the hours of service in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, March 29. HR5417, the Responsible […]

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OOIDA testifies in support of Missouri towing reform bill

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association testified on Wednesday, March 28, in support of a Missouri bill that would create consumer protections for truckers who are forced to have their tractor-trailer towed after an accident. Mike Matousek, OOIDA’s director of government affairs, explained the need for HB2496, which would establish a Towing Task Force, during a […]

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Nebraska nears speed boost on many highways

Many Nebraska roadways could soon get a bump in posted speeds for all vehicles. Legislators in the one-chamber statehouse voted on Wednesday, March 28, to give second-round approval of a bill to increase vehicle speeds from 65 mph to 70 mph on four-lane expressways. Two-lane state highways would see an increase from 60 mph to […]

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New Convoy app feature helps drivers obtain detention time pay

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Convoy, an app that matches truckers to preferred loads from shippers and receivers, rolled out new features during the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show. The most significant feature: Automated Detention. Goodyear also will offer discounts and roadside service to members. With detention time cutting into truckers’ bottom line and only about 3 percent […]

Opinion

How counting the drops counts

IV drip rate calculation formula: volume (ml) X drop factor (gtts /ml) / time (min) = gtts/min (flow rate) When’s the last time you saw a nurse hanging an IV bag that wasn’t run through an automatic infusion pump? Would you trust the math of a brand new nurse enough to bet your life on […]