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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.

Opinion

The real reason The Trucking Alliance plays the safety card

The Trucking Alliance wants mandatory ELDs in all trucks, including those that don’t cross state lines. Currently, ELDs are not required in intrastate operations. At least not by the feds. States should “require all large trucks to install these devices (ELDs) to make sure drivers are obeying the law. Electronic logging devices should be as […]

Fuel prices, News

Rep. Shuster introduces infrastructure plan that would eliminate fuel taxes in 2028

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., introduced on July 23 a discussion draft of an infrastructure plan that would implement a fuel tax increase in the short term while planning to eliminate fuel taxes in a decade. Shuster, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, addresses the Highway Trust Fund at the top of his plan. Under […]

News

NAFTA truck freight remains strong in May

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in May trucks moved more than 63 percent of NAFTA freight – with trains, planes, ships and pipelines picking up the rest. All five modes experienced an increase in freight year-to-year. The value of freight hauled across the borders increased by 4.4 percent compared […]

News

DAT Solutions: Spot rates take a summer dip

Spot truckload rates continued their seasonal decline during the week ending July 21 as the overall number of loads on DAT MembersEdge fell 5.5 percent and capacity increased 1.3 percent. National average rates declined for all three equipment types: the van rate fell 5 cents to $2.33 per mile, the refrigerated rate dropped 5 cents […]

News, OOIDA, Truck Shows

10th annual GBATS slated for September

The party is just two months away. OOIDA, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary, has partnered with 4 State Trucks to present the 10th annual Guilty By Association Truck Show on Sept. 27-29 in Joplin, Mo. The three-day truck show will feature entertainment each day and will serve as a way to say thanks to the many truck drivers […]

News, Truck Parking

Second Jason’s Law parking survey to include drayage and short-haul drivers

Round two of Jason’s Law truck parking survey is coming up. This time around, drayage and short-haul drivers will be included in the survey, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. On July 18, AASHTO held its joint policy committee in Spokane, Wash. Caitlin Hughes, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

Alabama chiropractor pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud

A chiropractor, who was indicted for falsifying results of Department of Transportation physicals, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Dr. Kenneth Edwards entered the guilty plea on June 13 at U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Ala. Edwards had been charged with submitting falsified DOT-mandated commercial driver’s license medical examinations to […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

Jury finds Georgia doctor guilty of conspiring to falsify DOT exams

A federal jury has found a Georgia doctor guilty of one of two charges for his role in falsifying Department of Transportation medical exams. The examiner was indicted in February after an investigation discovered he had signed off on certificates without ever conducting an exam. In June, jurors in the U.S. District Court in the […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices decrease across the U.S.

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday dropped almost 2 cents compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, July 26, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.22. The average price for diesel fuel dropped in every region reported […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA responds to Pennsylvania AG calling glider users ‘bad actors’

In response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s recent derogatory comments about glider kits and the truckers who use them, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking its Pennsylvania members to voice its displeasure. On July 18, a federal appeals court blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from exercising “enforcement discretion” on glider manufacturers while the […]