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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.

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Missouri measures continue pursuit of road funding mechanisms

Efforts at the Missouri statehouse continue to move forward to help address the state’s $825 million gap in annual road and bridge funding. A 23-member task force of state officials and private citizens released transportation funding recommendations to the General Assembly early this year. Among the recommendations is a fuel tax increase. Specifically, the group […]

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Mississippi CDL examiner pleads guilty to accepting cash for passed test scores

Law enforcement officials have busted another CDL examiner for handing out falsified skills test score sheets in exchange for cash. The latest case involves a Mississippi examiner, who has pleaded guilty to charges. According to the federal indictment, Andre Cooper issued a false CDL skills test score sheet to an applicant on April 29, 2016. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]