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Featured: Coronavirus, News

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, 2019, when the first reports came out of China.

Federal

Drivers take aim at 30-minute rest break provision in HOS comments

Drivers voice concerns over the 30-minute rest break provision in some of the latest comments filed on FMCSA’s proposed changes to hours of service.

Federal

FMCSA grants portion of hours-of-service exemption request

FMCSA granted part of the National Mobile Shower and Catering Association’s hours-of-service exemption request.

News, Truck Parking

The Parking Zone – September 2019

Much of the truck parking news in September raises more questions than answers, with a lot of pending legislation and new location approvals in limbo.

State

Pennsylvania moves closer to snow-free vehicle mandate

A Pennsylvania bill would institute a snow-free vehicle mandate, allowing law enforcement officers to stop vehicles with snow and ice inadequately removed.

Fuel prices

Average U.S. diesel fuel price retreats from last week’s increase

While federal authorities report diesel prices retreating a bit from last week’s increase, ProMiles says the price increase was less but still an increase.

Federal

FMCSA safety measurement system ‘lacks implementation details’

An audit from the Office of Inspector General was critical of FMCSA’s corrective action plan for improving its CSA program.

Today's Show

Hours of service moves in the right direction

On air at 7 p.m., Online at 8 p.m. ET – OOIDA says recent moves on the hours of service are a big step in the right direction, and a plea for better pay for truck drivers.

Federal

Ethics organization files complaint against Rep. Matt Cartwright

An ethics organization filed a complaint against Rep. Matt Cartwright for introducing a bill that could benefit his family law firm.

Crime & Courts, News

Wife of disabled trucker with PTSD to be compensated for nursing services

After a trucker’s PTSD stemming from a crash left him unable to work, his wife quit her job to care for him. Should workers’ comp pay for her services?

State

Michigan bill package would aid local roads

Efforts at the Michigan statehouse to bolster long-term road funding have slowed, but talks continue to aid local road and bridge funding legislation.