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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.

News

FMCSA to delay rule that would eliminate drivers’ need to carry medical cards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to push back the compliance date three years for a federal rule that would eliminate the need for truck drivers to carry their medical cards. A notice was published to the Federal Register on Friday, April 27, that FMCSA’s Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule that was scheduled […]

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Mississippi and seven other states take action on left lane use

State lawmakers around the country are taking action to make changes to lane use rules. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorists Association say that blocking the left lane, whether intentional or not, results in reduced road safety and efficiency. Mississippi is one state so far this year to enact a change to left […]

Crime & Courts

Decision over certifying group in wage case against CRST expected soon

A Massachusetts federal judge will soon decide whether or not to certify a group of people who claim that CRST Expedited violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act through its driver training program. U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris said during a hearing on April 23 that her decision could come in a month or […]

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California vehicle tax and fee increase repeal effort moves forward

A bid in California to void last year’s vehicle tax and fee increases is one step closer to being added to the statewide ballot. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a year ago a 10-year, $52 billion transportation funding deal to benefit state and local roads, trade corridors and public transit. Senate Bill 1 passed […]

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Pelosi asks House Dems to vote against Denham amendment on trucker pay

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is asking her fellow Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose an amendment that threatens truck driver pay. In a letter Wednesday, Pelosi told her colleagues to vote no on an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization that was sponsored by Jeff Denham, R-Calif. A vote […]

Crime & Courts, News

California motorists seek class action status in toll collection lawsuit

Motorists in California are seeking class action status in a lawsuit against the Orange County Transportation Authority and several toll operators in the county. The lawsuit alleges personal information was illegally used to collect unpaid tolls, fines were unconstitutionally high, and drivers were deceived by the all-electric cashless toll system. California Highways 73, 91, 133, […]

Features, OOIDA Member

Spencer sworn in as fourth president of OOIDA

Todd Spencer is officially the fourth president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association following a unanimous vote electing him to the position at the spring meeting of the board of directors on Thursday. Spencer began his trucking career in 1974. He was elected to the OOIDA board in 1978 and was elected executive vice president […]

Opinion

OOIDA’s lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been festering for 10 years

The class-action lawsuit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been a long time coming. There are plenty of reasons to oppose toll roads, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission epitomizes almost all of them. Fear not, though. I will save some fury for another posting. In a lawsuit filed […]

Opinion

One of these is not like the other

A long time ago (last month), in a galaxy far, far away (Arlington, Va.), life forms from another planet fired a warning shot, aimed directly at the trucking industry. From the safety of his space station on the planet “ATA,” Lt. Cmdr. Costello released a vicious stream of “numbers with context.” (This was, of course, […]

News

Researchers seek truckers for workshop on economic impact of autonomous trucks

Truckers have been hearing a lot of chatter about autonomous vehicles the past several years. Drivers now have the opportunity to contribute to that conversation. The National Science Foundation and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are seeking truck drivers and other autonomous truck stakeholders for a workshop on June 28-29 in Alexandria, Va. The Effect […]