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Featured: Coronavirus, News

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.

Features

Giving Tuesday tidbits

In 2012, Giving Tuesday was set aside to celebrate generosity and charitable giving after the commercialized frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Trucking gives a lot. They give time, money and effort equating to millions of charitable contribution dollars each year. The industry is well-known for year-round generosity to causes that range from assisting […]

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA supports push to improve broker security regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports FMCSA’s initiative to update its broker security regulations, OOIDA President Todd Spencer wrote in formal comments submitted Monday, Nov. 26. “OOIDA is grateful that FMCSA has taken the initiative to bring long-needed improvements to the broker financial security rules,” OOIDA wrote. “If the final rules produce clear and effective […]

Features, News

Free Thanksgiving meals offered to truckers

Truck drivers who are working on Thanksgiving will have some opportunities to receive a free meal for the holiday. For the sixth consecutive holiday season, Meals for 18 Wheels will provide Thanksgiving meals to truckers on the road Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23. The Meals for 18 Wheels Facebook page will share a […]

Crime & Courts

Appellate court rules truck that struck multiple vehicles counts as one crash

If a truck crashes into multiple vehicles, does it count as multiple crashes for insurances purposes or one? According to the Fifth Circuit appellate court, the truck is liable for only a single crash under the $1 million policy limit. On Nov. 19, the Fifth Circuit court of appeals reversed a lower court’s decision in […]

News, State

Texas bill would limit use of license plate readers

An effort underway at the Texas statehouse would set rules for the practice of tracking movements of drivers through automatic license plate readers. The devices are mounted on police vehicles, road signs or traffic lights. High-tech cameras to capture the date, time and location of passing vehicles are used in some capacity by about 600 […]

Federal, News

D.C. Circuit opts to review challenge against EPA rollback of car emissions standards

A federal appeals court opted not to rule on the Environmental Protection Agency’s request to throw out a lawsuit that challenges the Trump administration’s plan to roll back fuel efficiency and emissions standards for cars. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said on Nov. 21 that it will review the challenge from […]

Business, Equipment

International launches new Class 4-5 truck

We spend most of our time living in a Class 8 world. Trucks are big. Sleepers are coffin-sized, medium, comfy or let’s- carry-our-condo-along large. But those aren’t the only options for trucks. There are Class 4-5 trucks. In a changing world with rapidly evolving technology, it’s not a bad idea to take a look at […]

Fuel prices, News

For the fifth week running, U.S. average diesel price drops

The average price per gallon for a diesel fuel dropped 2 cents on Monday, Nov. 26, compared to the Monday before, according to the federal Energy Information Administration. This is the fifth consecutive week of average price drops. The smallest decrease was in New England, where the average price dropped by a third of a […]

News

Do you know a trucker worthy of being named a 2019 Highway Hero?

There are only a few days remaining to nominate a truck driver for the annual Goodyear Highway Hero Award. Goodyear is asking the public’s help to find truckers who are worthy of its 2019 Highway Hero Award, which recognizes truckers who risk their own safety for the public good. Goodyear is accepting nominations through Nov. […]

News, OOIDA

Time is now to apply for 2019 OOIDA scholarship

Every year since the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Program started in 1998, descendants of truck drivers have received funds to go toward the pursuit of higher education. During its two decades of existence, the program has contributed $315,000 to 100 awardees, who are the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members. Applications and all […]