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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.

Features, OOIDA

Remembering Jim Johnston

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jim Johnston spent more than 40 years of his life fighting for the rights of truckers. In honor of his efforts, truck drivers from across the nation reflected on the legacy created by the longtime OOIDA president and CEO during a celebration of life on Friday, March 23, at the Mid-America Trucking […]


Truckers gather to celebrate life of OOIDA’s Jim Johnston

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members from across the nation gathered on Friday, March 23 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., to honor the life of a man who spent more than four decades fighting for the rights of truckers. Longtime OOIDA President and CEO Jim Johnston died on Jan. 8 […]

Features, Products & Services, Truck Shows

MATS 2018 is a technology convention as well as a trucking convention

The Mid-America Trucking Show is full of sights and sounds one expects to see: manufacturers, recruiting companies, parts companies and trucking-related seminars. However, MATS 2018 is full of something else: tech companies. I would imagine very people are surprised by the emerging presence of technology in the trucking company. It is something that has been […]


FMCSA to void truckers’ exams by indicted medical examiner

Last month, a once-certified medical examiner was arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to falsifying the results of Department of Transportation physicals. Now, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it intends to revoke all medical certificates issued by Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards to commercial motor vehicle operators in the […]

Features, OOIDA Member, Truck Shows

Check out the eye candy at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Some beautiful trucks were on display at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at MATS 2018. Find the trucks in Lot J behind the West Wing/Pavilion. A PKY Truck Beauty Championship awards presentation is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in South Wing Conference Rooms B101-B103 on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. […]

Federal, News

ELD exemption questions dominate seminar at MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Federal regulators faced a flurry of questions from drivers about exemptions to the electronic logging device mandate during a seminar Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hosted the seminar during the afternoon of the first day of MATS. Since the use of electronic logging devices became […]

Equipment, Features, Truck Shows

MATS 2018: Mack Anthem raising the roof, eyebrows

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Mack Anthem, introduced in September 2017, recently began rolling off the production lines, and more than 500 units are in service or on the lots ready for a new home. Riding a new truck order boom that has Mack with more orders already in 2018 than all of 2017, the Anthem […]

Features, Truck Shows

Goodyear Highway Hero recipient wasn’t seeking the spotlight

LOUISVILLE, Ky – Frank Vieira didn’t want to be owed anything. He didn’t want to be viewed as a hero. But Vieira’s hero status won’t fade anytime soon. The truck driver from Canada was honored with the 35th annual Goodyear Highway Hero Award on Thursday, March 22, during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky, […]

Features, Truck Shows

Racing legend Richard Petty salutes nation’s truck drivers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Richard Petty is a car racing legend, who is often referred to as the King. But no matter how successful Petty’s career has been, the NASCAR superstar understands how important truck drivers are to this nation. Petty signed autographs and took photos with fans on Thursday, March 22 at the Mack Trucks […]

Features, Products & Services, Truck Shows

MATS attendees get to check out Cooper TBR tires

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. launched its Cooper-brand truck and bus radial tires earlier this month. “We’ve had a lot of exciting happenings in the truck tire business in the past 90 days,” said Gary Schroeder, director of global truck and bus tires for Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper. Designed to deliver quality and value, […]