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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.

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Truck drivers help end suicide attempt on Interstate 696 in Michigan

More than a dozen tractor-trailers assisted the Michigan State Police’s efforts to prevent a man from committing suicide by jumping into traffic along Interstate 696 in Huntington Woods, Mich. Thirteen truck drivers parked underneath an overpass on I-696 for more than three hours on the morning of Tuesday, April 24, until negotiators talked the man […]

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Republican lawmakers send letter to EPA in opposition of glider kit proposal

Several members of Congress are continuing efforts to convince the Environmental Protection Agency to stop a repeal of emissions standards on glider kits. A March 27 letter, signed by Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C.; Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind.; and eight others, was the third in a series sent to the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt regarding the […]

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Chameleon companies Daya Trucking/Ekam Truck Lines declared imminent hazard

Acworth, Ga,-based Daya Trucking LLC has been declared an imminent hazard by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It has been ordered to cease operations. The company is suspected of being a reincarnated version or an affiliated entity of Ekam Truck Line LLC, which FMCSA had rated unsatisfactory, according to a news release from the […]

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Missouri Court of Appeals declares warrantless ECM download a no-no

A ruling on evidence suppression from Missouri Court of Appeals regarding a 2015 involuntary manslaughter charge has been reached.  Defendant Anthony West, a semi-truck driver, was charged with failure to yield for stopped traffic, resulting in the death of Mary Haile. In accident-scene statements, West declared brake failure  the cause. The state charged West with one […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices across the U.S. rise an average of 3 cents

The average per-gallon diesel fuel prices across the U.S. were up nearly 3 cents on Monday from the previous week, according to the Energy Information Administration. That is half the increase recorded last Monday. On Monday, April 23, the EIA reported the average prices for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. was $3.133. […]

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New Jersey Senate approves bill to give public greater say on Turnpike Authority happenings

One bill hallway through the New Jersey statehouse is intended to give south New Jersey residents more of a say in happenings at the Turnpike Authority. The authority oversees the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The Senate voted unanimously to advance a bill to require the Turnpike Authority to hold regular meetings […]

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FMCSA says investigation shows no personal information exposed during website hack

An investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Security Operations Center determined there is “conclusive evidence” that no personal information was exposed when the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website was hacked on Dec. 1. “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is ensuring the stability of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website, […]

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Tennessee ‘defunds’ ELD enforcement on ag haulers operating under federal waiver

With a swipe of the pen, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law on April 18 that strips enforcement funding of the electronic logging mandate for in-state agriculture operations – that are currently exempt from enforcement thanks to a federal waiver. The new law does not change the status quo. The new law, originally […]

Crime & Courts, News

Trucker in deadly 2017 smuggling case receives life sentences

A federal judge is ordering a Kentucky trucker to spend the rest of his life in prison for the driver’s role in transporting dozens of undocumented immigrants who died in a horrific tractor-trailer ride from Laredo, Texas, to San Antonio. James M. Bradley Jr., 61, received two life sentences without parole after pleading guilty to […]

Opinion

Government research should study inefficiencies of government research

Recently, the Transportation Research Board’s Truck Size and Weight Limits Research Plan Committee released a report with an equally long-winded name, “First Report: Candidate Research Topics; Framework for Setting Priorities.” It is one of many government research papers on the topic. This report is in response to a study that concluded there needs to be […]