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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.

Opinion

Monkey skulls from outer space

Who can resist a headline from outer space? OK, maybe I’m more apt to click on a headline from outer space than most folks, but the question of clickbait still remains pertinent. Two categories reside in the clickbait universe. One is the true definition – a headline compelling you to click on a story about […]

OOIDA

Make your voice heard in D.C.

The trucking industry today faces an ever increasing number of regulations and mandates. That is why it is essential that the experiences, views, and voices of professional truck drivers and small business owners who truly represent the trucking industry are heard. To that end, the OOIDA Foundation offers brief instruction on how to submit comments […]

News

With new Citizen Drivers to salute, The Spirit heads to Walcott, Iowa

A new class of outstanding truck drivers is scheduled to be honored in Walcott, Iowa, and Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to be there. The 2018 Citizen Drivers will be recognized at a ceremony scheduled for May 8 at 6 p.m. in the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum at the […]

Fuel prices, News

U.S. diesel prices continue to rise

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel in the U.S. has gone up for an eighth week. On Monday, May 7, the Energy Information Administration reported the average price per gallon of diesel cost rose 1.4 cents to $3.171. The average cost for a gallon of diesel in Gulf Coast states remained under […]

Driver Fitness, News

Trucking suffers largest monthly job decrease in two and a half years

For the 15th consecutive month, transportation jobs overall scored gains in April, but just barely. The transport sector netted only 400 jobs to the economy, the lowest increase since the last monthly loss in January 2017. Trucking jobs experienced its highest monthly decrease since October 2015 after experiencing two consecutive month of three-year-high increases. The […]

News

HELP Inc. responds to Missouri audit alleging conflicts of interest

HELP Inc., the parent company of scale preclearance company PrePass, has issued a response following the April 26 release of a Missouri State Auditor report that highlights conflicts of interest of some former state employees who once served on the HELP board of directors. The audit report details instances where employees of the Missouri Department of Transportation […]

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018 Omaha voters to decide on $151 million in road bonds

Voters in the city of Omaha, Neb., will cast ballots on May 15 for a question that is touted to double the city’s planned expenditures on transportation projects. One question will ask voters whether to authorize $151.3 million in road bonds over six years. If approved, dozens of projects are planned for completion. General obligation […]

Crime & Courts, News, Safety & Security

2016 inspection found corrosion in conduit system that fell, killed trucker

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report that sheds some light on what happened, when a 70-year-old trucker died after electrical conduit smashed through his windshield in the Lehigh Tunnel in Pennsylvania. At approximately 6 p.m. on Feb. 21, the truck driver entered the Lehigh Tunnel on southbound Interstate 476 in East Penn […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Pennsylvania Senate backs snow-free vehicle mandate

A bill halfway through the Pennsylvania General Assembly addresses concern about snow and ice removal from atop cars and trucks. Pennsylvania law already allows police to ticket car and truck drivers and fine them $200 and $1,000 if the wintry precipitation causes serious injury or death. The Senate voted unanimously to advance a bill that […]

Crime & Courts, News, Safety & Security, State

Two counties sue Mississippi governor for emergency bridge closures

Less than a month after Gov. Phil Bryant ordered the closure of more than 100 unsafe bridges in Mississippi, two counties are suing him for what they say exceeded the governor’s power and authority. Gov. Bryant has called the lawsuit “extremely troubling.” Through their respective board of supervisors, Jasper and Smith counties filed a lawsuit […]