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OOIDA told the FMCSA in formal comments that the congressionally mandated Beyond Compliance program shouldn’t favor large carriers.
The products on store shelves didn’t fall from the sky, and now there’s a song that reflects that sentiment. Plus, will legal challenges delay HOS changes?
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Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.
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The Indiana Supreme Court says drivers were not misclassified as independent contractors at Q.D.-A, which connects drivers with customers needing too-large vehicles driven to them.
After five years of study, the Minnesota DOT has decided to increase speeds from 55 mph to 60 mph on 5,240 miles of rural, two-lane state highways.
Legislators in multiple states are pursuing the elimination of speed limit differentials for cars and trucks. OOIDA says eliminating them would be safer.
News, OOIDA, Tolls
Virginia is receiving criticism over recent legislation proposing tolls primarily affecting truckers. OOIDA has sent a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam expressing its opposition to Interstate 81 tolls.
DOT drug and alcohol testing is the law for commercial drivers – even for owner-operators. OOIDA can help eliminate the hassle and confusion of mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Watermelon Slim, a former truck driver and award-winning blues singer, will perform Feb. 2 at the Key Palace Theater in Redkey, Ind., and Paul Marhoefer, an OOIDA member who goes by Long Haul Paul in music circles, will be special guest.
The Federal Highway Administration recently outlined steps for the Oregon DOT to implement toll plans on portions of Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 in the Portland region.
As the partial government shutdown heads into its second month with no clear end in sight, truckers continue to ask how it will affect them. It might slow down hours-of-service reform.
Spot rates are cooling off as load posts decline and a seasonal slump takes ahold of the trucking industry.
Crime & Courts, News
When is a shipper and broker no longer under the threat of vicarious liability when a crash occurs? As soon as the shipment is delivered, according to an Illinois appellate court.