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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.

News, OOIDA, Safety & Security

OOIDA submits comments to Oregon DOT’s autonomous vehicle task force

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles will meet for a long-term policy workshop. Making sure that the needs of truckers are being addressed, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association submitted comments to the task force on Tuesday, July 31. In a letter to ODOT, OOIDA President Todd Spencer […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

New Pennsylvania law criminalizes ‘skimming’ at fuel pumps

A change in Pennsylvania law puts on notice individuals who attempt to defraud consumers at fuel pumps. The new law is intended to deter payment card “skimming.” The devices are attached to external fuel pump payment card readers and ATMs. The small devices, or “skimmers,” can be installed within seconds. They are designed to steal […]

News, State

Truck drivers granted partial summary judgment in J.B. Hunt wage case

A class of truck drivers for J.B. Hunt Transport were granted partial summary judgment in a case that alleged the trucking company’s compensation system violates California law by failing to pay drivers for meal and rest breaks. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner granted on July 23 in U.S. District Court for the Central District […]

News

OOIDA’s Jon Osburn takes The Spirit on a short tour of Ohio

The Spirit of the American Trucker, OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, starts off on a short Ohio tour with a stop in New Paris. Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, plans to be at the New Paris Petro through Aug. 1. New Paris is near the border of Indiana and Ohio. It is on I-70 at Indiana […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices pretty much stay put compared to last week

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday was less than a penny more compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, July 30, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.226. In only one region did the average price per […]

News

Appellate court ruling favors carrier accused of religious discrimination

The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a Florida trucking company after a former driver sued the company for religious discrimination. The lawsuit accused the company of retaliatory action after denying the driver Sundays off work to attend Jehovah’s Witnesses services. On July 27, the appellate court panel affirmed a […]

News, Safety & Security

Carr Fire in Northern California continues to threaten lives, homes and roadways

A wildfire in Northern California in Shasta County has claimed at least six lives, destroyed hundreds of homes and shut down dozens of roadways. The Carr Fire near Highway 299 has already burned nearly 100,000 acres as it continues to spread. According to Cal Fire, the Carr Fire near Redding, Calif., began on July 23 […]

News, Safety & Security

FMCSA seeks specific input on HOS reform

In less than a week, nearly 1,000 comments have been received on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s request for comments on possible reform of the hours-of-service regulations. However, not all may be hitting the mark. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking was launched in part because of a petition submitted by the Owner-Operator Independent […]

News, OOIDA

Special on OOIDA membership dues ends Tuesday, July 31.

The time to join or renew your membership in OOIDA at $20 off the regular rate is now. The last day of the special is Tuesday, July 31. To celebrate Jim’s Day, July 23, the birthday of longtime OOIDA president and CEO Jim Johnston, OOIDA is offering a special on membership dues for any new […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA’s Compliance Connection helps owner-operators manage paperwork

No matter the size, managing a fleet of trucks and drivers can be burdensome. Keeping tabs on which truck and which driver is compliant can be difficult and easy to forget. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is now offering a new program called Compliance Connection to relieve a lot of that burden. Compliance Connection assists […]