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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

Band Together campaign raises nearly $250k for trucking charity

The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund’s annual Band Together campaign generated nearly $250,000, according to a news release from TravelCenters of America. Running from Aug. 15 through Sept. 30 at TA & Petro Stopping Centers nationwide, the Band Together campaign, along with raffles and other fundraisers throughout the year, received donations for the trucking charity […]

Federal, News

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week 2018 removes nearly 5,000 CMVs from roadways

Almost 5,000 commercial vehicles were ordered out of service for critical brake safety violations during a recent brake safety enforcement campaign in the U.S. and Canada. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released the results of its latest Brake Safety Week, which occurred Sept. 16-22. During the campaign, enforcement personnel in 57 jurisdictions throughout Canada and […]

Crime & Courts, News

New Jersey appellate court allows trucker’s wage lawsuit to proceed

A New Jersey appellate court has ruled in favor of a trucker who is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit over lost overtime wages. The appellate court’s decision overturns a lower court’s ruling that dismissed the driver’s case regarding employee-versus-independent-contractor status. On Oct. 29, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division agreed with plaintiff […]

OOIDA

Truckers for Troops ramps up efforts on Election Day

On the day where U.S. citizens are able to exercise the cornerstone right in our democracy, the OOIDA Truckers for Troops campaign took pause to thank those who fight to protect our rights and freedoms. Land Line Now’s Mary McKenna leads the charge in Tuesday night’s broadcast of the show in thanking troops for their […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices decrease across the U.S.

By two indexes, the average price per gallon for a diesel fuel dropped almost 2 cents on Monday, Nov. 5, compared to the Monday before. According to the federal Energy Information Administration, the average price for a gallon of diesel across the United States dropped 1.7 cents. According to data from ProMiles, the average price […]

News

Trucking jobs on pace for five-digit increase for the year

Net transportation jobs significantly increased yet again in October after a large increase in September and August. The transport sector gained nearly 25,000 jobs because of high increases in the warehousing, couriers, support activities and trucking industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The truck transportation subsector experienced an increase of more than 2,000 […]

News, State

California law endorses tapping digital billboards for road revenue

As voters throughout the state of California prepare to cast ballots on Tuesday on issues that include whether to nix a 10-year, $52 billion transportation funding deal, a new law could help the state cover some transportation expenses. One option is to generate revenue from digital billboards. As of Nov. 1, 2017, the diesel tax […]

Crime & Courts, News

Judge denies Christmas vacation for ex-PFJ exec Hazelwood convicted of fraud

A federal judge in Tennessee has denied former Pilot Flying J president Mark Hazelwood’s request to delay reporting for his 12-year prison sentence until after the holidays. Arguments made by Hazelwood’s attorneys failed to sway U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Collier, who ordered that Hazelwood should begin his prison sentence on Nov. 26. In a […]

News, OOIDA

Challenges fly in Day 1 of the Truckers for Troops campaign

For those familiar with the annual Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s Truckers for Troops campaign know bets and challenges are all part of the fun. This year is no different. The annual troops challenge is off and running on day one. During the Truckers for Troops campaign, veterans and supporters of the five armed services have […]

News, OOIDA

The Spirit rolls into Carolina Panther territory

On Monday, Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to set up in Spartanburg, S.C. The Spirit will be at the Spartanburg TA Travel Center on Nov. 5-6. The TA is at the junction of I-85 and Route 290. It is Exit 63. The Spartanburg TA is 290 […]