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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.


Colorado road funding effort nears Senate passage

An effort making its way through the Colorado statehouse to help get transportation work done took a big step forward last week toward possible passage. A compromise was reached by Senate Democrats and enough Republicans in the GOP-led chamber for the major transportation funding effort of the session to get tentative approval. The original version […]


FMCSA seeks comments regarding regulatory barriers for autonomous trucks

As policies for autonomous technology in passenger vehicles continue to move forward, federal regulators are seeking input on regulations governing autonomous commercial motor vehicles. Addressing the issue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is accepting comments aimed at identifying regulatory barriers to the implementation of automated driving systems on CMVs. In September, the U.S. Department of […]

Crime & Courts, News

Former convicts lose second chance in discrimination suit against moving company

Despite an appellate court giving two former employees of a moving company a second shot at a district court ruling against them, the lower court doubled down on its original jury verdict by denying the plaintiffs a wrongful termination claim by way of discriminating against their criminal past. On May 31, 2017, an appellate court […]


Navy vet, mother of five wins Volvo VNL from Women in Trucking

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Mid-America Trucking Show is full of surprises. For one truck driver, that’s an understatement. On March 24, Women in Trucking gave away a 2014 Volvo VNL670 to one special trucker. Tiffany Hanna, driver and trainer at Prime, was awarded the Volvo truck by WIT CEO Ellen Voie and Arrow Truck Sales. […]

Features, OOIDA Member

Hear the music of MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — If country music is your thing, the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show had you covered. Bill Weaver, Tony Justice, Long Haul Paul, and Jayne Denham were among the many musicians to perform at the show. In case you weren’t able to attend, here’s your chance to hear several offerings of MATS music. Weaver, […]

Features, Truck Shows

World-class rat rods at MATS 2018

Psst … “J” lot at MATS, known for slick, shiny chrome and gorgeous show trucks, had rats this year. Don’t worry, no one contracted plague, but some may indeed have come down with a case of “rat rod fever.” For the first time ever, PKY Truck Beauty Competition set aside a small portion of the […]


Having said good-byes at MATS, The Spirit heads to Antioch, Tenn.

It was great to see everybody at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., but at the show’s end it was time for The Spirit of the American Trucker, OOIDA’s tour truck, to head out for Antioch, Tenn. Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, plans to set up at the Antioch TA truck stop at […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices go up, ending a six-week slide

The downward trend for diesel prices hit the brakes this week. The average U.S. price for a gallon of diesel went up 3.8 cents, ending six consecutive weeks of declining prices, according to the Energy Information Administration. The average price for a gallon of diesel on Monday, March 26, was $3.01. On Monday, March 19, […]


Spending bill extends ELD waiver for livestock haulers to Sept. 30

Livestock haulers will receive an extended waiver from the electronic logging device mandate, thanks to the most recent government spending bill. The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill signed by President Trump on March 23 includes a provision that gives livestock and insect haulers until Sept. 30 to comply with the federal mandate for electronic logs. […]

Features, OOIDA Member

Despite snow, PKY Truck Beauty Championship delivers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The motto for the United States Post Office is, “Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That’s equally true of the dedicated (completely crazy) men and women devoted to showing their trucks regardless of the weather conditions in March […]