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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, TRACER Alert

TRACER ALERT: Thief takes 2000 Peterbilt from New Jersey warehouse

A black 2000 Peterbilt conventional 379 has been reported stolen in Avenhill, N.J. The truck was taken from near a warehouse at 1 Terminal Way. It was reported stolen the evening of Oct. 19. TRACER lists a New Jersey license plate number of AT384C and a VIN number of 1XP5DB9X2YN517240 for the truck. The truck […]

News

Saskatchewan’s mandatory driver training begins March 15

Starting next spring, applicants seeking a Class 1 commercial license in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours of training. The government of Saskatchewan announced it would adopt mandatory entry-level training for commercial drivers. The new training requirements go into effect on March 15. “Saskatchewan has been working […]

Crime & Courts, News

Court denies four of 19 claims in John Christner Trucking lawsuit

A federal judge in Oklahoma recently threw out four causes of action in a class action wage lawsuit against John Christner Trucking but allowed the other 15 to move forward. The Sapulpa, Okla.-based trucking company is accused of misclassifying its truck drivers as independent contractors and violating federal and California labor laws. John Christner Trucking’s […]

Crime & Courts, News

New York trucker sentenced in elaborate CDL testing scheme

A New York trucker was sentenced in federal court for his role in an elaborate commercial driver license testing scheme, court documents reveal. The scheme involved sending New York CDL applicants to Florida, where they obtained a fraudulent CDL using devices reminiscent of an old spy movie. On Thursday, Dec. 6, Aziz Akhrorov was given […]

News

November trucking jobs up; heading for five-digit increase for the year

Net transportation jobs continued to spike in November after a large increase in October and September. The transport sector gained more than 25,000 jobs as a result of high increases in the couriers, warehousing, “support activities” and trucking subsectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The truck transportation subsector experienced an increase of 4,500 […]

News, OOIDA

The Spirit ends year in Idaho; a trip to downtown Boise may be in store

Boise, Idaho, where Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, calls home, surprises many visitors. There is more going on that they suspect. Even better, a lot of it is in downtown Boise. It is an easy bus ride away for a trucker staying at truck stops just off I-84. Jon and his canine co-pilot, […]

Federal, News

FMCSA posts rejection of 10 ELD exemption requests, including OOIDA’s

It’s officially official. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration posted notice of denials of 10 applications for exemption from the electronic logging device mandate, including one filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The notice is scheduled to be published Friday, Dec. 7, in the Federal Register. Nine of the denials were issued June 16, […]

Federal, News

Affordable Care Act 2019 enrollment deadline is Dec. 15

The deadline to enroll in or change a 2019 Marketplace health insurance plan is fast approaching. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act runs through Saturday, Dec. 15. Coverage begins Jan. 1. To enroll or change a marketplace health insurance plan, visit HealthCare.gov. Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminates the tax […]

News, State

Wisconsin revises rules on certain highway funding

As part of a special session in Wisconsin, the Legislature has approved legislation that includes a bill to concentrate federal funds into fewer highway projects. The so-called extraordinary session was called to take advantage of the last weeks of the state’s trifecta status for Republicans at the capitol. Trifecta control is when one party controls […]

News, Tolls

Virginia transportation board approves I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan

With less than a year to conduct a study, administer 12 public meetings and come up with a plan, the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved recommendations for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan. Although details have not been released, one funding possibility includes a toll on trucks. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Virginia’s transportation board […]