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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

Ninth Circuit upholds California’s low-carbon fuel standard

Calling the regulation “innovative” and “nondiscriminatory,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld California’s low-carbon fuel standard.

News, OOIDA

OOIDA’s Compliance Connection helps owner-operators manage paperwork

No matter the size, managing a fleet of trucks and drivers can be burdensome. Keeping tabs on which truck and which driver is compliant can be difficult and easy to forget. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s Compliance Connection program is designed to relieve much of that burden. Compliance Connection helps members comply with driver qualification […]

News

Downtown Birmingham, Ala., begins 14-month road closures at I-59/20

Drivers who travel on Interstates 59 and 20 through downtown Birmingham, Ala., will need to find a new route. The I-59/20 Bridge Project will shut down portions of highways in the area

News, State

Eight Midwestern states consider transportation funding options

Officials at statehouses across the country are working to get deals done to address transportation funding needs. Below is a sampling of discussions about transportation funding options in many Midwestern states. Illinois A group of mayors from the Chicago area are calling for legislators to get a deal done to raise the Illinois fuel tax […]

News, Tolls

Virginia I-81 bill would penalize drivers for using Route 11 to avoid toll

If truckers think they can take an alternate route to bypass a proposed toll on Interstate 81 in Virginia, think again. In a statement about the proposed toll, Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, emphasized a provision that would penalize drivers diverting to Route 11 to avoid the toll. In a news release explaining the toll bill, […]

News, OOIDA

Deadline to vote in OOIDA Board election is Jan. 31

Voting in OOIDA’s biennial Board of Directors alternate election wraps up on Thursday, Jan. 31. Paper ballots have been mailed to all current dues-paying members, and online voting is now open. OOIDA’s membership elects nominees to serve as alternates to the Association’s Board of Directors. The Nomination-Election Committee has determined the list of nominees, made […]

Opinion

SCOTUS’ New Prime decision highlights need for groups like OOIDA

The Supreme Court’s decision in favor of independent contractors in the Oliveira v. New Prime case reveals that workers’ rights groups are still needed.

Business, News, OOIDA

Apply for the Mary Johnston Scholarship Program by Feb. 1

The deadline to apply for the Mary Johnston Scholarship Program is less than two weeks away.

News, OOIDA

Interested in becoming an owner-operator? Take the Truck to Success course

OOIDA’s Truck to Success class is designed to help those who have considered becoming an owner-operator but aren’t sure where to start.

News, State

Georgia lawmakers shelve bill to limit truck traffic

A group of Georgia state lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to limit truck traffic on the state’s highways. About 24 hours later, the lead sponsor of the bill announced a reversal for pursuit of the change.