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A coronavirus timeline: How we got here

Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.


Five southern states consider fuel tax increases, other funding options

Transportation funding is expected to be a leading topic for legislators this year at statehouses across the country. Options in southern states include fuel tax increases and tolls.


Ice, snow falling from tractor-trailer injures one in Pennsylvania

An ice projectile falling from a tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 westbound struck the windshield of an eastbound passenger vehicle, injuring one man.

Federal, News

Pair of bills could allow concealed carry across state lines

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are kicking off the new Congress with bills seeking to have concealed carry permits treated much like driver’s licenses.

Crime & Courts, News

Former PennDOT official sentenced to house arrest for accepting bribes

A former Pennsylvania DOT official has pleaded guilty to conflict of interest for soliciting and accepting bribes from at least one contractor.

Fuel prices, News

Average diesel fuel price keeps on downward slide

Now for 14 consecutive weeks, the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel reported by the federal Energy Information Administration fuel has again dropped. On Monday, Jan. 21, the EIA reported the average price for a gallon of diesel across the U.S. dropped another penny. The price is 6 cents lower than the price […]


Read about, listen to OOIDA Board candidates here

Voting in OOIDA’s biennial Board of Directors alternate election wraps up Thursday, Jan. 31. Paper ballots have been mailed to all current dues-paying members, and online voting is now open.

Federal, News

Heating fuel delivery truckers get HOS exemption

Truckers delivering heating fuel in support of emergency relief efforts caused by winter storms in a dozen Midwest and New England states have been granted leeway in hours of service regulations.

News, Opinion

Dear truck-hating senators, we see you, and we’re taking notes

Does anyone else feel a little beat-up this week? I mean, it’s hard not to after taking the slap from Georgia Senate Bill 23 and punch from Virginia’s SB1716. At least Georgia Democrat Sens. Donzella James, Harold Jones and Michael Rhett had the sense to withdraw their hare-brained idea to “prohibit the movement of trailers […]


Mississippi bills would expand speed radar use

Another round of legislation is underway at the Mississippi Legislature to permit county sheriffs to use speed radar.


FedEx agrees to pay New York City $35M for delivering contraband cigarettes

FedEx has agreed to pay New York City more than $35 million for allegedly delivering contraband cigarettes to residential customers.