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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.

Opinion

The five stages of show truck polishing

The fourth annual Gulf Coast Big Rig Show was held last weekend in Biloxi, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. It was a first-time show for George and I, and it won’t be the last time we attend this one. Held indoors, Gulf Coast is a smaller show. The convention center sits […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices show little movement from last week

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday for the most part stayed the same compared to the previous week, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, July 16, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.239, less than a half cent than the week […]

News, State

Ohio House panels advance bills intended to ‘churn out’ new drivers

Ohio lawmakers are advancing legislation to aid motor carriers wanting to bring more drivers into the trucking industry. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association opposes both pieces of legislation. CMV student-aid program The House Finance Committee voted 22-3 to advance a bill to create a commercial truck driver student aid program for eligible students enrolled at […]

Equipment, News, Safety & Security

CVSA’s brake safety enforcement places nearly 1,600 CMVs out of service

Nearly 1,600 commercial motor vehicles with critical brake violations were removed from roadways during an unannounced single-day enforcement blitz, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Tuesday. Fifty-two U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions conducted 11,531 roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,595 vehicles with brake violations from our roadways during an unannounced Brake Safety Day […]

News, Safety & Security

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver enforcement lasts through July 21

This week, traffic safety personnel will be conducting a heightened enforcement campaign targeting unsafe driving behaviors on commercial and passenger vehicles. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled to run through Saturday, July 21. CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths […]

News, State

New California ports clean trucks plan requires 2014 or newer engines

New standards under the Clean Air Action Plan at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just got stricter for those entering the drayage service for the first time. Effective Oct. 1, trucks that are not currently registered in the Ports Drayage Truck Registry must be model year 2014 or newer in order to […]

Opinion

Rhode Island DOT says it seeks comments as it expands trucks-only tolls

The Rhode Island DOT seeks feedback on the next 10 trucks-only toll gantries in the state. Here is where you can comment, if you would like to let off some steam. However, I am not sure anyone is listening. This notice was published a month since the first two gantries were put into service. It […]

News, Tolls

New Hampshire governor OKs move to all-electronic toll collection

The latest version of New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation plan is set. The transportation funding blueprint is updated every two years. The newest strategy signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu authorizes the state Department of Transportation to move forward with plans to eliminate toll booths on the state’s turnpike system in favor of all-electronic tolling. […]

News, Products & Services

House committee asks acting EPA chief for information regarding possible collusion

Several members of the House committee on Science, Space, and Technology have requested information regarding allegations that employees of the EPA colluded to prohibit the user of glider kits. In a letter dated July 12, the members of the committee asked EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler to provide details about interactions between agency employees and […]

Opinion

Confirmation bias eroding the trucking industry

Texting and driving is dangerous. Despite the mountain of evidence proving the dangers of distracted driving, a recent study reveals most drivers don’t believe texting while driving is dangerous. Welcome to the dangerous effects of confirmation bias, something the trucking industry knows a lot about. Approximately 25 percent of car collisions in the U.S. involve […]