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OSHA backs UPS driver who refused to drive without an ELD

A New Hampshire driver for UPS Freight will receive more than $47,000 after filing a whistleblower complaint that UPS forced him to drive without an ELD.

News

New Michigan law applies budget surplus to roads

An infusion of funds in Michigan will soon be applied to road repairs. Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed into law a supplemental spending bill to accelerate the timetable for getting pothole repairs underway. Specifically, the new law provides an additional $175 million for repair work throughout the state. “Michigan’s roads are not in good […]

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CVSA’s Roadcheck 2018 to focus on hours of service enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says this year’s International Roadcheck enforcement blitz will focus on hours-of-service compliance. CVSA’s International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 5-7. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. “The top reason drivers were placed out of service […]

Opinion

Self-driving Uber car-pedestrian death reveals how we’re nowhere close to Level 5 tech

Progress for a world of self-driving vehicles may have taken a step backward. On Sunday, March 18, the first report of a pedestrian fatality by a self-driving car occurred in Tempe, Ariz., after an autonomous Uber SUV struck a homeless woman. At approximately 10 p.m. local time in Tempe, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking her […]

Features, Opinion, Truck Shows

Why I’m a member of OOIDA

George and I became members of OOIDA long before meeting Jim Johnston. We joined because there wasn’t another trucking association out there, fighting for our rights. We joined to have a voice, and a place at the table when it came to the inner workings of commercial trucking laws.  We joined for the same reasons […]

News

DAT Solutions: Spot rates, volumes hold on to higher ground

Load volume on DAT MembersEdge slipped 1.2 percent and truck posts increased 2 percent for the week ending March 17, so it’s no surprise that load-to-truck ratios and rates were relatively even. While the spot market may seem to have plateaued, it’s on much higher ground compared to a year ago. Load-to-truck ratios firm National […]

Sponsored Content, Truck Shows

MATS 2018: Check out our virtual map of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show

Check out the virtual Mid-America Trucking Show experience, brought to you by the staff of Land Line Magazine, live from the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. Click on the pins in the map to view exclusive content, including photos, videos, and news from the show. Get MATS at your fingertips. Powered by ToughTested. Trouble viewing […]

News, Truck Shows

Watch out, Louisville! OOIDA’s The Spirit is headed to MATS

There’s only one place for OOIDA’s tour truck, The Spirit of the American Trucker, to be March 22-24, and that’s at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The address: 937 Phillips Ln; Louisville, KY 40209. Look for The Spirit in the J Parking Lot. Along with Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, […]

News, Safety & Security

FMCSA declares Kentucky truck driver an imminent hazard

A driver licensed in Kentucky has been declared an imminent hazard to the public by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for being found driving with a suspended commercial driver’s license and hours-of-service violations and also having drug paraphernalia. The truck driver, Jerry L. Jasper, was driving a truck on Dec. 6, 2017, on Kansas […]

Opinion

ATA shows its chameleon tendencies at its May leadership meeting

Reincarnated, or “chameleon” trucking companies have been a problem in the industry for many years. Carriers with unsatisfactory ratings often shut down, then re-open as “new” companies. New names, new DOT numbers, fresh safety records. Unfortunately, these re-imagined, renamed businesses rarely do more than put lipstick on a pig. Changing names won’t fix janky equipment, […]

News

Weather-related truck ban on Pennsylvania, New Jersey interstates begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday

Pennsylvania is expecting another major winter storm, and the state is taking precautions. Trucks, trailers and other vehicles will be banned from certain parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and other interstates beginning 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday. According to a PA Turnpike news release, certain vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the PA […]