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Federal, News

Trafficking bills, one with a lifetime CDL ban, make progress in the House

Two bills targeting human trafficking are on the move in the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the bills specifically targets CDL holders involved in trafficking. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the two trafficking bills out of committee on a voice vote during a markup on Thursday, Nov. 30. HR3814, the No Human […]

Equipment, News

Dealership claims erroneous tax on DPFs adds nearly $1,000 to cost of trucks

A lawsuit regarding the costs of diesel particulate filters has made its way to an appellate court. Filed by a truck dealership, the company argues that the 12 percent federal excise tax on truck and trailer sales should not apply to DPFs, which adds approximately $8,000 to the retail sales price of each truck before […]

OOIDA

OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops 2017 campaign tops $46,000

The numbers are in, and the 2017 edition of OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign raised more than $46,424 to support U.S. military personnel at home and abroad. Funds were raised during a week-long campaign. The total tops last year’s $42,000 mark. More than 3,000 members participated in the event, which ran from Nov. 13 through […]

Federal, News

EPA public hearing on glider kits set for Dec. 4

A public hearing regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to repeal emissions requirements for glider kits is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST and will be at 1201 Constitution Ave. N.W. in Washington, D.C. In a summary of the rule, the repeal is based […]

Opinion

The three levels of bonehead

Boneheads. They’re out there. Not just any boneheads, but boneheads about OOIDA. These boneheads are specialists. I know of them from Jon Osburn, OOIDA’s ambassador at large. Jon and his faithful guard-dog, Sassi, visit truck stops all over the country in the Spirit of the American Trucker, a beautiful Western Star and OOIDA’s information trailer. […]

News

Ohio bill continues pursuit to nix ticket cameras

If an Ohio state lawmaker gets his way, communities around the state would have to back up the claim that ticket cameras are more about safety than they are about profit. Rep. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, has introduced a bill intended to make automated ticketing operations too expensive for local law enforcement throughout the state. Specifically, […]

News

Trucking sector gains jobs in November

Transportation jobs overall scored a 10th consecutive month of job gains in November. The transport sector netted 10,500 jobs to the economy. Trucking jobs went up moderately after two months of minor declines. So far, the trucking subsector for 2017 has a net gain of 13,200 jobs. The truck transportation subsector experienced an increase of […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices maintain a slight downward trajectory

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down 1.2 cents to $2.91 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 11. This marks the second consecutive decrease after a short-lived increase two weeks ago. Diesel prices went down in nine of 10 regions in the United States, according to the Energy Information […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices maintain a slight downward trajectory

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down 1.2 cents to $2.91 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 11. This marks the second consecutive decrease after a short-lived increase two weeks ago. Diesel prices went down in nine of 10 regions in the United States, according to the Energy Information […]

Analysis, Federal, News

Analysis: A new hope for hours of service?

One could easily say 2017 kicked off the era of Knock Out Bad Regs. A number of burdensome regulations have been withdrawn or shoved to the back burner in the new age of regulatory reform ushered in by the Trump administration. More truckers might actually embrace calling 2017 a win if it weren’t for one […]

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