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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.


OOIDA’s Spirit heads east to Lafayette, La.

OOIDA’s Spirit of the American Trucker tour truck is headed to the TA truck stop in Lafayette, La. The Lafayette TA is at I-10 and state Route 182, Exit 101. Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, is scheduled to be at the Lafayette, La., TA from March 6-8 and then spend the weekend at the […]

Features, OOIDA Member

Minimizer’s Bandit Big Rig racing series gears up for second season

(Updated March 7, 2018: Minimizer announced it is postponing the opening race until March 24, due to the threat of severe weather.) The start of Minimizer’s 2018 Bandit Big Rig racing series kicks off soon. The first race of the season will be Saturday, March 24, at the Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala. There […]


Chicopee, Mass., bans all tractor-trailers from driving under Willimansett Bridge

Tired of removing trucks stuck underneath the Willimansett Bridge, the city council of Chicopee, Mass., unanimously decided to ban all trucks from driving under the bridge. Previously, signs only warned truckers of the height of the low-clearance bridge. On Feb. 20, the Chicopee city council voted 13-0 to ban all tractor-trailers from driving underneath the […]


Baltimore to launch camera enforcement on truck-restricted roads

Truckers driving through certain parts of Baltimore better pay attention to signs warning them of restricted streets. Beginning March 19, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation will implement photo enforcement on at least six truck-restricted streets. Trucks more than three-quarter ton are restricted from entering several streets across Baltimore. According to the city’s DOT, some […]

Fuel prices, News

Average U.S. diesel prices decrease again

Diesel prices continue to decrease this week, according to March 5 data from the Energy Information Administration. Per-gallon prices Midwest dropped the most, 2.7 cents to $2.894. Prices in Rocky Mountain states dropped 2.6 cents from a week ago, to $2.91 per gallon. Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA: […]

News, Tolls

Utah House endorses plan to permit tolling any road

The prospect of toll roads around the state of Utah has taken another step closer to becoming reality. Utah law already permits the use of tolls to cover state expenses. Tolling authority, however, is limited to new roads. House lawmakers voted 49-21 to advance an amended Senate bill that would expand the state’s authority to […]


New signs installed near Teton Pass warn truckers of restrictions

Truckers driving toward Teton Pass from either the Idaho or Wyoming side might notice new signs along the highway. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Idaho Transportation Department have both replaced signs warning tractor-trailers of restrictions during the winter season. Old signs have been replaced on Idaho State Highway 33 (WYO 22) at mile […]

Federal, News

U.S. DOT autonomous vehicle policy summit addresses trucks

After taking a backseat to passenger vehicles in the autonomous vehicles discussion, commercial motor vehicles received some attention during a U.S. Department of Transportation listening summit on automated vehicle policy on Thursday. In addition to addressing issues relevant to the trucking industry, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]


Flooding to force Kentucky DOT to close Cairo Bridge

The Kentucky Department of Transportation is closing the Cairo Bridge because of flooding, a spokesman confirmed. The bridge was set to close on the night of Friday, March 2, and could be shut down for at least a week. Keith Todd, a spokesman for the Kentucky DOT, said the detour will require an 80-mile trip […]


Missouri bills offer road funding mechanisms, including fuel tax increases, vehicle fees, tolls

Talks are on-going at the Missouri statehouse for a solution to 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 state’s 17-cent-per-gallon […]