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News, Tolls

Utah bill paves way for greater use of toll roads

A bill moving forward at the Utah statehouse would expand the state’s authority to collect tolls on highways around the state. Utah law already permits the use of tolls to cover state expenses. The Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee voted unanimously to advance a bill that is intended to “modernize” toll collection. […]


Website outage leads to estimated backlog of 500,000 DOT exams

The backlog of Department of Transportation exams unable to be uploaded because of a two-month outage of an FMCSA website could be more than half a million, a certified medical examiner estimates. “There were about 3.5 million exams performed last year,” said Mike Megehee, a doctor of chiropractic and president of Pendleton, Ore.-based Team CME. […]


Truckers drive Super Bowl Sunday

On Sunday, friends and families will join together and huddle around a television while munching on a smorgasbord of chips, dip, pizza, chicken wings and popcorn and washing it down with a cold beer or soda. This can only mean one thing: Super Bowl Sunday! Even if their team didn’t reach the championship game, millions […]

News, Safety & Security

DOT report shows detention time results in more crashes, lost earnings

Electronic loggings devices and hours of service regulations are causing a variety of issues for truckers, and driver detention just exacerbates those problems. A recently released study by the U.S. Department of Transportation quantifies the consequences of delays occurring before loading and unloading. Long story short: Driver detention creates a safety issue and is costing […]


It’s the Same Old Idea: Slap a Toll On the Trucks

Here we go again. Governments and toll agencies want to charge you extra to go where you have to go, just because you drive a truck. The latest proposal is to cordon off the bottom half of Manhattan and charge a fee to enter. The idea from a New York State advisory panel is to […]

Fuel prices, News

Koch brothers groups confirms opposition to diesel tax as well as gasoline tax

Last week, political advocacy groups Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to oppose any increase in the federal “gas tax.” It was unclear whether or not that included diesel. Land Line has confirmed that the two groups oppose any federal fuel tax increase, including diesel. Earlier this week, Land […]


Rhode Island bill attempts to nix truck contract clause

For the fourth time in as many years, Rhode Island state lawmakers are pushing for changes that would end the inclusion of an unfair clause in trucking contracts. House Speaker Pro Tem Brian Patrick Kennedy, D-Hopkinton, and four more House lawmakers have introduced a bill to prohibit indemnification clauses in trucking contracts. The clauses are […]

News, Safety & Security

Explosion leads to hazmat indictments for Montana truck company

The owner of a Montana trucking company has been indicted on 14 various federal charges, including eight hazardous material transport violations, for lying about insurance coverage for hazardous materials following an explosion that injured several people, according to federal court documents. On Feb. 6, 2012, Donald Wood and his Baker, Mont.-based trucking company, Woody’s Trucking, […]


State of the Union falls short on infrastructure

President Donald Trump issued his first State of the Union address on Tuesday and covered a variety of topics. However, Trump glossed over one important policy issue that Americans have been waiting for and he promised during his campaign and his inaugural speech to deliver within the first 100 days: infrastructure. Trump spent nearly 90 […]


DAT Solutions: Spot freight slows but steady

Spot truckload rates on DAT MembersEdge dipped for the third straight week as the number of load posts fell 3 percent and truck posts were up 8 percent.   That’s a normal pattern heading into February. But slow and steady can still win the race. Rates are higher than at any point in 2017 and load-to-truck […]