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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, when the first reports came out of China.

Crime & Courts, News

Indiana Supreme Court determines company didn’t misclassify drivers

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.

News, State

Minnesota bumps up speeds on rural highways from 55 to 60 mph

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.

News, State

Eight states consider raising speed limits, eliminating speed differentials

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

OOIDA ‘vehemently opposes’ I-81 toll legislation in letter to Virginia governor

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.

OOIDA

OOIDA can help keep you compliant on drug, alcohol testing

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.

News

Watermelon Slim, Long Haul Paul to perform concert at popular blues venue

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.

News, Tolls

FHWA gives greenlight to Oregon DOT for I-5, I-205 toll plans

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.

Federal, News

Could shutdown affect hours-of-service reform efforts?

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.

Business, News

More truckers, fewer loads push spot rates lower

Spot rates are cooling off as load posts decline and a seasonal slump takes ahold of the trucking industry.

Crime & Courts, News

Shipper and broker off the hook in Illinois vicarious liability case

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.