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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

What truckers and lawyers should (and do) have in common

Per definition, professional licensure “protects the public by enforcing standards that restrict practice to qualified individuals who have met specific qualifications in education, work experience, and exams.” CDLs are professional licensure,  just like a license to practice law. They both require a standardized education and exams before a license is issued. These are similarities Ray […]

News, Safety & Security

Cargo theft instances increase 28 percent on Labor Day weekends, report says

Industry experts are once again warning those in the trucking industry to be on alert for increased instances of cargo theft during the upcoming holiday weekend. Long weekends like Labor Day weekend offer organized cargo thieves more targets of opportunity, as loads often sit unattended for days. Austin, Texas-based SensiGuard Intelligence Center reports that the […]

News

Four finalists vie to be named trucking’s top rookie military veteran

The search for the top rookie military veteran truck driver of 2018 has been narrowed to four. During August’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Fastport named the four finalists for the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award, which includes the winner receiving a new Kenworth T680 Advantage with a 76-inch sleeper. The final four: […]

News, State

Mississippi legislators approve $200 million annually for transportation

Two new laws in Mississippi will help address transportation needs throughout the state. Following a five-day special session called by Gov. Phil Bryant, state lawmakers reached deals on two bills that are estimated to raise $200 million for roads and bridges once fully implemented. After years of coming up short of the majority approval necessary […]

News

The Spirit sets up in Brooklyn, Iowa, and then Albert Lea, Minn.

As it happens, OOIDA’s touring trailer rolls into the TA Travel Center in Brooklyn, Iowa, during a sad time for the community just north of the truck stop. Brooklyn, Iowa, is the hometown of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbets, who was found dead Aug. 21 in a cornfield outside Brooklyn, where she had been staying during her […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Pennsylvania officer allegedly offered sex to trucker for favorable inspection

A Pennsylvania State Patrol motor carrier enforcement officer has been charged for allegedly soliciting a sexual act from a trucker in return for leniency on violations during an inspection, according to a Pennsylvania State Patrol news release. On Aug. 23, enforcement officer Robert Aigeldinger, 49, allegedly coerced a truck driver to perform a sexual act […]

News

Appellate court rules trailer manufacturer not liable for side underride crash

A trailer manufacturer is off the hook in a products-liability lawsuit alleging the company was responsible for a side underride crash that left a 19-year-old with severe brain damage. The plaintiffs argued that an alternative design called a “telescoping side guard” would have at least mitigated the injuries. The alternative design, however, does not exist. […]

News

DAT SOLUTIONS: Capacity tightens ahead of Labor Day holiday

Rates fell for all equipment types on DAT MembersEdge even though load-to-truck ratios were up last week. There were 4 percent more load posts to choose from and 5 percent fewer truck posts. We’re in a bit of a transition period now as summer winds down. Let’s look at the Trendlines. Rates were lower The […]

News, Safety & Security, State

New law in effect in Pennsylvania criminalizes ‘skimming’ at fuel pumps

A new law now in effect in Pennsylvania puts on notice individuals who attempt to defraud consumers at fuel pumps. The new law is intended to deter payment card “skimming.” The devices are attached to external fuel pump payment card readers and ATMs. The small devices, or “skimmers,” can be installed within seconds. They are […]

Opinion

More stats show why DRIVE-Safe Act is a bad idea

Another statistic shows why allowing younger drivers to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce is a bad idea. According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, more than half of 328,000 drowsy driving crashes each year in the United States were caused by drivers younger than 25. “Driving inexperience coupled […]