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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.


Time running out for drivers who need to retake DOT exam

For drivers who took their Department of Transportation physical from Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards in the past two years, the time is now to retake their exam. In late March, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said 2,103 commercial motor vehicle drivers who received medical certificates from Edwards would have to pass a new physical […]


The Spirit heads west to Colorado

It is time to head out. The past week Jon Osburn has parked The Spirit of the American Trucker at OOIDA headquarters in Grain Valley, Mo., for OOIDA’s semiannual board meeting. Today, though, Jon and his canine co-pilot, Sassi, head to Commerce City, Colo. They plan to be at the Rick Ash TA on Exit […]


For the seventh week running, average U.S. diesel prices rise

For the seventh week in a row, the average price for diesel fuel across the U.S. has risen. On Monday, April 30, the Energy Information Administration reported the average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.157. Seven weeks ago, the EIA reported a gallon of diesel costing $2.972 per gallon on average in the U.S. […]


Missouri bills focus on truck inspections, traffic stops

Officials in the Missouri General Assembly are moving forward multiple pieces of legislation that cover truck inspections, traffic tickets, and how to handle traffic stops. One bill nearing passage covers a variety of transportation issues, including a provision that addresses concern about random commercial vehicle inspections. Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, is behind a 54-page bill […]


FMCSA to delay rule that would eliminate drivers’ need to carry medical cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to push back the compliance date three years for a federal rule that would eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical cards. A notice was published to the Federal Register on Friday, April 27, that FMCSA’s Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule that was scheduled […]


Mississippi and seven other states take action on left lane use

State lawmakers around the country are taking action to make changes to lane use rules. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorists Association say that blocking the left lane, whether intentional or not, results in reduced road safety and efficiency. Mississippi is one state so far this year to enact a change to left […]

Crime & Courts

Decision over certifying group in wage case against CRST expected soon

A Massachusetts federal judge will soon decide whether or not to certify a group of people who claim that CRST Expedited violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act through its driver training program. U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris said during a hearing on April 23 that her decision could come in a month or […]


California vehicle tax and fee increase repeal effort moves forward

A bid in California to void last year’s vehicle tax and fee increases is one step closer to being added to the statewide ballot. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a year ago a 10-year, $52 billion transportation funding deal to benefit state and local roads, trade corridors and public transit. Senate Bill 1 passed […]


Pelosi asks House Dems to vote against Denham amendment on trucker pay

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is asking her fellow Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose an amendment that threatens truck driver pay. In a letter Wednesday, Pelosi told her colleagues to vote no on an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization that was sponsored by Jeff Denham, R-Calif. A vote […]

Crime & Courts, News

California motorists seek class action status in toll collection lawsuit

Motorists in California are seeking class action status in a lawsuit against the Orange County Transportation Authority and several toll operators in the county. The lawsuit alleges personal information was illegally used to collect unpaid tolls, fines were unconstitutionally high, and drivers were deceived by the all-electric cashless toll system. California Highways 73, 91, 133, […]