While OOIDA isn’t endorsing EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative, the Association does want truckers to play a role in shaping any future regulations.
Trucking organizations take a strong stand against plans for a truck-only tax as a way to add funding for highways. Also, researchers discuss ELDs, more.
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.
Driver Fitness, News
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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
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 […]
Here’s an open invitation to step inside my mind for a moment. Wait, where ya’ going? Hold on, it’s not that bad, really. It’s just a glimpse of what I think when I hear people say, “I’ve been driving 40 years, and that never happened to me, so it must be a self-inflicted problem.” Hey […]
One of many reasons I don’t like toll roads is the cronyism that comes with it. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, which operates America’s first superhighway, is a prime example of why cronyism is a problem with toll roads. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is suing the Turnpike Commission. The lawsuit was filed in March. OOIDA […]
Spot market activity on DAT MembersEdge kept on building last week as the number of load posts increased 3 percent and truck posts rose 4 percent. National van and reefer load-to-truck ratios dipped while the flatbed load-to-truck ratio exceeded 100 for the fifth straight week. Rates, however, didn’t move much: Van: $2.16 per mile, no […]
Leadership, safety and public service are among the defining traits of TravelCenters of America’s Citizen Drivers award for truckers. The 2018 Citizen Drivers will be recognized Tuesday, May 8, at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum at the I-80 TA in Walcott. Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker will be there. Jon, who […]