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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.


Truck NAFTA freight experienced a boost in February

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in February trucks moved more than 63 percent of NAFTA freight – with trains, planes, ships and pipelines picking up the rest. Three of five modes experienced an increase in freight year to year. The value of freight hauled across the borders dropped 2.8 […]


OOIDA issues Call to Action opposing amendment threatening truck driver pay

Once again, Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., is trying to get an amendment snuck into a larger bill package that threatens truck driver pay. Backed by the American Trucking Associations, Denham has introduced an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, HR4. The amendment would pre-empt any state laws that address compensation and benefits for […]

Crime & Courts, News

Former Texas DPS officer sentenced to imprisonment for inspection bribes

A former Texas state trooper was sentenced at a Dallas district court for his role in accepting bribes for favorable Level 1 safety inspections, federal court documents reveal. A trucking company owner who offered the bribe is awaiting sentencing. According to court documents, from July 2014 to September 2015, Orlinte Cruz, owner of Cruz and […]


FMCSA seeks comments on ELD exemption request for fireworks haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting comments on a request from the trade group representing the U.S. fireworks industry for an exemption to the ELD mandate. FMCSA announced in Tuesday’s edition of the Federal Register that it will seek public comments as it considers an exemption request from fireworks haulers, who seek […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]