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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.

Crime & Courts, News, State

Trucking company owner sentenced in tax evasion case

An Iowa trucking company owner has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for tax evasion and ordered to pay restitution and a fine totaling more than $105,000. Michael Collins, 49, of McClelland, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion on Dec. 21. He was sentenced on May 11 to one […]

News, OOIDA, Truck Shows

OOIDA partners with 4 State Trucks to present 10th annual GBATS

The 2018 installment of the Guilty By Association Truck Show promises to be quite the celebration. Not only will GBATS be celebrating its 10th annual show, but it will also be an opportunity to recognize the 45th anniversary of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. 4 State Trucks and OOIDA have partnered to present the 10th annual GBATS from Sept. 27-29 […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Landslide in North Carolina shuts down section of highway until late-July

Drivers who use N.C. Route 9 just east of Asheville, N.C., near US-74A will need to take a long detour. A landslide in Bat Cave in Henderson County has blocked the highway, causing motorists in the area to take a 50-mile detour until the end of July. At approximately 6 a.m. on June 5, a […]

News, Safety & Security, State

North Carolina Legislature looks to bonds for road money

Legislation making its way through the North Carolina statehouse would borrow $3 billion to get transportation work done. SB758, also known as the proposed North Carolina Bond Act, was approved unanimously by the Senate. It has moved to the House, where its version, HB1010, has advanced from the House Transportation and Finance committees. Starting in […]

Business, Equipment

A drum roll was the only noise heard at the unveiling of Daimler’s new eCascadia

Cue the music. There’s a big announcement taking place. Maybe it’s a new truck. Wait. Stop the music. We want you to hear it roll in. However, there was no engine noise as the new eCascadia made its first industry appearance in Portland, Ore. Instead of the growl and clank of diesel, the Class 8 […]

News

Missouri law changes truck inspection rule for roadsides

New rules soon to take effect in Missouri cover truck rules that include roadside inspections. Gov. Mike Parson signed into law the 78-page bill. The lengthy piece of legislation covers a variety of transportation issues, including a provision that addresses concern about random commercial vehicle inspections. Previously SB881, the new law specifies that roadside safety […]

News

Truckers for Troops gives shoes to homeless vets as part of Operation Stand Down

The Truckers for Troops campaign donated 120 pairs of shoes to homeless veterans as it continues its expanded mission of providing care packages to U.S. military veterans at home and abroad. The shoe donations were made as part of the Heart of America Stand Down event on Friday, June 8, in Kansas City, Mo. Stand […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Pennsylvania House committee backs local speed radar use

Authorization for speed radar use by some local police in Pennsylvania has taken one step closer to becoming reality. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that prohibits municipal police from enforcing speed limits with radar. Since 1961, only state troopers are allowed to use radar. The House Transportation Committee voted 22-2 to advance […]

News, Products & Services

Hyliion shows going electric isn’t all big, heavy batteries

Fully electric commercial trucks command a lot of industry buzz. So much, in fact, that it seems the industry is overlooking an electric solution that could make a difference in short order for long-haul trucking. The solution is to adapt hybrid-electric technology used in passenger vehicles for diesel commercial vehicles. Austin, Texas-based Hyliion Inc. has […]

Crime & Courts, News, OOIDA, State

Does West Buechel, Ky., unloading permit violate state law?

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is calling on truckers to fight back and pressure a Kentucky city in retaliation for a permit ordinance. Following Land Line’s coverage of the controversial “unloading permit” in West Buechel, Ky., OOIDA’s Manager of Government Affairs, Mike Matousek, sent an email to members, informing them of the city ordinance. As Land Line […]