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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.


Shell Rotella surprises trucking mentor with $10,000 on Megyn Kelly show

Deb LaBree was surprised on NBC’s “Today” show by host Megyn Kelly presenting her with a check for $10,000 from Shell Rotella in honor of Truck Driver Appreciation Week. (Courtesy the “Today” show)   Deb LaBree thought the trip to New York City to appear on “Megyn Kelly Today” was more than enough of a […]


The Spirit is ready for the OOIDA 45th Anniversary celebration at GBATS

Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer have made it to Joplin, Mo. Jon says he’s ready to celebrate OOIDA’s 45th anniversary at the 10th Annual Guilty by Association Truck Show. GBATS is scheduled for Sept. 27-29. Some of the other featured events include a professional bull riding competition, a truck and tractor pull, a motorcycle stunt […]

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018: Oregon voters to decide whether to close tax loophole

On the upcoming fall ballot, voters in Oregon will decide whether to require a supermajority vote at the statehouse for legislation to raise revenue. In 1996, Oregon voters approved a requirement for a three-fifths vote of each state legislative chamber to pass bills raising taxes. The Oregon Supreme Court, however, issued a ruling four years […]

News, Safety & Security

Thousands of Freightliner/Western Star trucks recalled for Cummins fuel line issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling 4,500 Freightliner and Western Star trucks model years 2017-19, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. Affected vehicles have potential issues with the fuel line. More specifically, certain 2017-19 Freightliner 122SD, Cascadia, Coronado and Western Star 4900 trucks with Cummins ISX15 or X15 engines are affected by the […]


NAFTA freight experiences largest year-to-year increase in more than six years

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in July trucks moved 62 percent of NAFTA freight – with trains, planes, ships and pipelines picking up the rest. All five modes experienced an increase in freight year-to-year for the third consecutive month. The value of freight hauled across the borders decreased by […]

News, Tolls

Indiana Finance Authority approves truck toll increase; goes into effect Oct. 5

The Indiana Finance Authority recently approved of a deal to increase truck tolls by 35 percent in order to pay for Gov. Eric Holcomb’s $1 billion infrastructure plan. The toll increase will go into effect on Oct. 5. With a unanimous decision on Thursday, Sept. 20, the Indiana Finance Authority’s vote allows the Indiana Toll […]


10th annual GBATS on pace to be largest one yet

The 2018 Guilty By Association Truck Show is already poised to be the largest in the event’s 10-year history. As of Monday, Sept. 24, about 730 trucks had preregistered for GBATS, which will be Sept. 27-29 in Joplin, Mo. Bryan Martin, the president of 4 State Trucks and organizer of the 10th annual truck show, said […]

News, Safety & Security

HURRICANE FLORENCE: I-95 reopens to travelers in North Carolina

Interstate 95 through North Carolina has reopened to all traffic after being shut down for more than a week due to flooding from Hurricane Florence. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the interstate’s reopening via a news release Sunday night. “I-95 is a major artery for North Carolina and the entire East Coast that’s essential for commerce,” […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel fuel indexes differ on direction of slight price swings

By one index, the average cost of diesel fuel across the U.S. went up slightly and by another it went down. According to the federal Energy Information Administration, the average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday, Sept. 24, was almost a half cent per gallon higher than a week previous. However, […]


GBATS, OOIDA 45th anniversary party almost here

The 10th annual Guilty By Association Truck Show and OOIDA 45th anniversary party is less than a week away. OOIDA and 4 State Trucks have partnered to present GBATS from Sept. 27-29 in Joplin, Mo. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to talk with members of OOIDA’s leadership team, as well as the chance to enjoy all of the […]