Federal, News, OOIDA
OOIDA leaders released a video on Thursday, June 4 to discuss what they liked and didn’t like about the INVEST in America Act.
The rules for tolling existing interstates would tighten under the proposed highway bill – we’ll explain. Also, we’ll offer up some Roses and Razzberries.
Featured: Coronavirus, News
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.
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
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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. […]
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
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 […]
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 […]