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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.


Check out the vintage trucks at the 2018 ATHS show

Take a look at some of the vintage trucks polished and lined up at 2018 American Truck Historical Society’s annual convention and truck show in Lexington, Ky. The convention and truck show runs May 31 through June 2. The location is Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring trailer, is there. […]

Analysis, Federal, News

FMCSA’s new guidance for ag haulers, personal conveyance promotes flexibility

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s latest guidance on hours-of-service exemptions for agricultural transportation and personal conveyance signal additional flexibility for drivers. In a conference call with industry media on Thursday, FMCSA’s Deputy Administrator Cathy Gautreaux and Director of Enforcement and Compliance Joe DeLorenzo discussed new guidance the agency is issuing to carriers and law […]

Elections, News, State, Tolls

ELECTION 2018 San Francisco-area voters to decide June 5 on bridge toll increases

Decision day is less than one week away for voters in the San Francisco area. Voters in the city and county of San Francisco and the other eight Bay Area counties will decide on Tuesday, June 5, whether to raise bridge tolls. The additional revenue would help get $4.45 billion in transportation work done over […]

Equipment, News

Lawmakers urge OMB to finalize repeal of emissions standards for gliders

A group of 24 lawmakers – 21 members of the House and three senators – are urging the director of the Office of Management and Budget to move forward quickly with the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to repeal emissions standards on glider kits. The lawmakers – including Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.; Rep. Diane Black, […]

News, Products & Services

Michelin announces plan for 100 percent recycled tires by 2048

MONTREAL – Clean energy. That is the theme at Michelin’s Movin’ On mobility conference, presented May 29 through June 1 in Montreal. Keeping with the theme, Michelin announced its plan to manufacture all tires with 80 percent sustainable materials and 100 percent of all tires recycled by 2048. Michelin’s plan will include 50 percent biosourced […]

News, Safety & Security

North Carolina governor declares state of emergency as Alberto leaves mudslides in wake

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is declaring a state of emergency for western North Carolina after a series of mudslides closed portions of Interstate 40 and other roads. Cooper’s office issued the state of emergency declaration on Wednesday. The proclamation includes a suspension of the hours-of-service regulations for truckers hauling fuel and relief supplies to […]

News, Truck Shows

OOIDA’s The Spirit heads to historical society’s annual truck show

Along with the cool old trucks at the 2018 American Truck Historical Society’s annual convention and truck show on May 31 through June 2 in Lexington, Ky., will be a sparkling newer truck – OOIDA’s touring trailer The Spirit of the American Trucker. Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, is headed to the ATHS show […]

Analysis, News

DAT SOLUTIONS: Spot rates stay firm as summer approaches

The number of loads on DAT MembersEdge increased 1.3 percent and truck posts rose 2.2 percent last week, although there were signs of tighter capacity ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The national average van rate was unchanged compared to the previous week while the reefer and flatbed rates both made gains. Van: $2.15 per […]

Crime & Courts, News

Former trucking school director pleads guilty to fraud

As part of a sentencing agreement, the former director of a truck driving school in Arizona pleaded guilty to bank fraud and federal student aid fraud. Earlier this month in the U.S. District Court of Arizona, Robert Alan Knapp pleaded guilty to two of the 16 felony counts that he faced after being accused of […]

Analysis, Fuel prices, News

Federal data show another U.S. diesel prices increase; ProMiles sees pace slowing

The climb of the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel continued this week, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, May 28, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost rose 1.1 cents to $3.288. The average U.S. price has risen every week starting March 26, when the price […]