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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.

Analysis, News

Trucking rebounds from largest job loss in nearly a decade

For the 16th consecutive month, transportation jobs overall scored gains in May. The transport sector netted nearly 19,000 jobs to the economy, the highest increase since March’s gain of nearly 20,000 jobs. Trucking jobs also experienced its highest monthly increase since March after experiencing the largest decrease in nearly a decade. The truck transportation subsector […]


Military veterans sought for nominations to win a new Kenworth

Nominations for the third annual Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award, which goes to the top rookie military veteran driver, will be accepted until June 30. Each year, the winner receives a new Kenworth T680 Advantage equipped with a 76-inch sleeper. The award aims to encourage military veterans to make the transition into the trucking industry. […]

Equipment, News, Safety & Security

International and Freightliner issue truck recalls over separate issues

More than 18,000 International trucks are being recalled over an issue with the seat belt assembly. In a separate recall, Freightliner is recalling more than 1,000 Cascadia trucks because of loose air bag fasteners. International’s recall affects a variety of model year 2018 and 2019 vehicles. In affected vehicles, the front driver and passenger seawwt belt […]


OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association recently announced honorees in the Association’s Safe Driving Award program. The following drivers have been recognized for truck driving excellence. Wayne Baker of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been recognized for 60 years of safe, accident-free driving. Bryan Peters of Bellbrook, Ohio, has been recognized for 32 years of safe, accident-free […]

Fuel prices, News

One index shows tiny drop in U.S. diesel prices at pump; another charts a 6-cent fall

The average price per gallon of diesel fluctuated just fractions of a cent across the U.S. and in each region, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, May 28, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost fell three-tenths of a cent. The U.S. average price per gallon of diesel […]


Truck stops to be renamed for 2018 Citizen Drivers; nominations open for 2019

Dates and locations for renaming TA & Petro truck stops to honor the 2018 Citizen Driver honorees have been announced by TravelCenters of America. In addition, TravelCenters of America has opened nominations for the 2019 Citizen Driver selection process. The Citizen Driver program was launched in 2013. It honors professional truckers who have been positive […]

News, State

Colorado governor signs $645 million roads bill

A much-ballyhooed deal to fund Colorado transportation work is officially wrapped up. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday, May 31, signed into law a bill to pay for transit, road and bridge projects throughout the state. “This bill certainly doesn’t cover all the projects we need to tackle, but is a great start and one of […]

News, Truck Shows

OOIDA’s The Spirit heads to Lodi, Ohio, and then the Buckeye Invitational Truck Show

The Spirit of the American Trucker, OOIDA’s touring trailer is eastbound and down, headed to Lodi, Ohio. But instead of Cledus Snow (“Snowman”) and his hound dog, Fred, like in “Smokey and the Bandit,” we have Jon Osburn and his canine co-pilot, Sassi. Technically, it is more northeast bound for OOIDA’s road warrior ambassadors. Also, […]

News, State, Tolls

Maryland removes E-ZPass transponder fees

Maryland residents and business owners can now save a few bucks thanks to a recent announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan. The Maryland Transportation Authority will waive E-ZPass fees for all new customers. A permanent move, the $7.50 E-ZPass transponder fee has been eliminated. It may not sound like much, but a news release from the […]


OOIDA bulletin addresses FMCSA’s new guidance for ag haulers, personal conveyance

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has issued a bulletin updating its members about the new guidance from federal regulators affecting hours-of-service exemptions for ag haulers and drivers who use their commercial vehicles for personal conveyance. In a bulletin sent to its more than 160,000 members, the Association outlines the changes to the guidance on agricultural […]