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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.

News, Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Spot van demand heats up as holiday freight rolls

Thanksgiving meant there was less activity on DAT MembersEdge during the week ending Nov. 24. Load and truck posts were both down 26 percent, in line with expectations for a holiday week. But the declines varied based on equipment type. Van load posts fell at a much slower rate than truck posts, a sign that […]

News

Police, family seek help in locating missing trucker last seen in Hammonton, N.J.

Police in Hammonton, N.J., are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing trucker who was last seen on Halloween. John Ring, 62, a driver for Express Dedicated LLC, was reported missing on Nov. 21. According to a Facebook post on the Hammonton Police Department’s page, Ring left early on Nov. 1 headed to Virginia. […]

Crime & Courts

Court tosses out class action lawsuit over classifying drivers as independent contractors

While truckers are winning misclassification suits on the West Coast, the fate of similar lawsuits elsewhere in the country is less predictable. The Seventh Circuit court of appeals in Chicago recently dismissed a class action lawsuit that claimed a trucking company misclassified drivers as independent contractors. On Nov. 20, the United States Court of Appeals […]

Federal, News

FMCSA ready to get green light on under-21 military pilot program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is crossing off the last item on its “to do” list ahead of launching its under-21 military driver pilot program. The agency published a Federal Register notice that it’s ready for White House clearance to proceed with the pilot program. That notice published Nov. 27. The agency plans a […]

Federal, News

FMCSA needs more small carriers to participate in crash preventability study

There isn’t much worse than working as a professional truck driver and being in a crash. The crash not being your fault seems to make it even worse since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration counts a crash as a crash – regardless of fault. That practice could be drawing to a close. The agency […]

Opinion

Winter driving foes rear familiar ugly heads

It’s that time of year again, kids. Winter weather driving conditions of one kind or another are present in most of the contiguous 48 states. Holiday traffic has commenced and once again four-wheelers with four-wheel-drive have taken a holiday from common sense. I’m not sure who started the rumor that four-wheel-drive gives you the superpower […]

Equipment, News

Daimler Trucks recalls Freightliner Cascadias over airbag issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain Freightliner Cascadia trucks for an issue dealing with driver’s side airbags, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. More specifically, nearly 3,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks model year 2017-19 are being recalled. Driver’s frontal airbag in affected trucks may deploy unexpectedly. If the driver’s frontal airbag deploys unexpectedly, […]

News, OOIDA

The Spirit keeps clear of snowdrifts by way of Kingman, Ariz.

While some parts of the nation are struggling with winter storms, OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer is making its way along I-40 in Arizona. The next stop for Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker is in Kingman, Ariz. The Spirit is scheduled to be at the Kingman Petro on Nov. 29-30. The Kingman […]

News, State

Truckers in Nevada may soon pay more fuel tax

Truckers traveling in Nevada could soon be tapped for paying additional fuel taxes in rural counties and cities around the state. A portion of the revenue would be designated for truck parking. In the lead-up to the 2019 regular session, Nevada state lawmakers are filing bills for consideration. Two bills of note have been introduced […]

Opinion

Instant delivery could be the death knell of logistics workers

In today’s digital world dominated by tech giants, e-commerce has taken over the retail industry. Our dire need for immediacy in nearly all aspects of life (news, communication, etc.) has made the once seemingly absurd idea of immediate delivery of everyday products the norm. Look behind the curtains and you will find the severe consequences […]