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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.

Elections, News, Tolls

ELECTION 2018: San Francisco area voters approve bridge toll increases

Voters in the San Francisco area decided on Tuesday to pay more to cross bridges, securing more money for transportation work throughout the region. By a 54 percent to 46 percent margin, voters in the city and county of San Francisco and the other eight Bay Area counties approved a question to double bridge tolls. […]

News

Manitoba decides to keep popular rest area on Trans-Canada Highway

Shortly after announcing possible closures of rest areas, the provincial government in Manitoba has decided to keep at least one popular rest area open after all. As featured in Land Line’s latest monthly truck parking blog, Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced in May that the government was looking at shutting down several rest areas throughout the […]

News

DAT SOLUTIONS: Need a load? June starts with high demand for trucks

Last week included the Memorial Day holiday, so compared to the previous full workweek a decline in load board activity is expected. While truck posts on DAT MembersEdge were down 18 percent, load posts fell just 9 percent; the scarcity of trucks during the shorter workweek, along with high fuel costs, put pressure on national […]

News, State, Tolls

Truck-only toll collection in Rhode Island begins June 11; legal challenge ‘imminent’

After much delay, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced the launch date of truck-only toll collection at the first two gantries along Interstate 95. The Rhode Island Trucking Association said a legal challenge is “imminent.” The first two locations will start collecting tolls on June 11. Gantries are between Hopkinton and Exeter. Toll […]

News

Transportation spending bill advances out of committee, sans amendments

A Senate Appropriations panel on Tuesday advanced its transportation and infrastructure bill without any amendments, a move the committee says is aimed at garnering bipartisan support for the bill’s approval. The bill would provide $71.4 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and related […]

Driver Fitness, Federal, News

International Roadcheck 2018 is underway, with a focus on hours of service

Today is the first day of International Roadcheck, a 72-hour enforcement blitz conducted by law enforcement agencies who participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Over that period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s Roadcheck will focus on hours-of-service compliance, according […]

News

Land Line Now begins offering full broadcast online and via podcast

If you miss a part of Land Line Now’s radio show on Sirius XM channel 146 because you had to take care of business – or maybe you don’t have satellite radio at all but want to hear the broadcast – Land Line Now now has you covered. Beginning June 6, Land Line Now will offer its full show the […]

Features

Truck driver jumps in to rescue Wyoming trooper

It’s not often you receive a compliment on your choke hold. Especially in the break-down lane of Interstate 80, after helping a Wyoming Highway Patrol officer regain control of a potentially deadly situation. Driver Darren Phillips got the compliment, but not from Wyoming Highway Patrol. Phillips, a tanker yanker, hauls out of Richfield, Utah, for […]

News, Safety & Security, State

States adopt new rules on use of license plate readers

State officials around the country continue to pursue and adopt rules that cover the practice of tracking drivers’ movements through automatic license plate readers. The devices are mounted on police vehicles, road signs or traffic lights. High-tech cameras that capture the date, time and location that scanned vehicles passed are used in some capacity by […]

Analysis, News

Trucking rebounds from largest job loss in nearly a decade

For the 16th consecutive month, transportation jobs overall scored gains in May. The transport sector netted nearly 19,000 jobs to the economy, the highest increase since March’s gain of nearly 20,000 jobs. Trucking jobs also experienced its highest monthly increase since March after experiencing the largest decrease in nearly a decade. The truck transportation subsector […]