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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.

News

Folds of Honor to benefit from TA Petro fundraiser

In honor of Veterans Day, TravelCenters of America, operators of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands, and Mobil Delvac have teamed up to offer truckers a chance to give back to those who sacrificed while serving in the armed forces. For every oil change, $5 will be donated to Folds of Honor. From now […]

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Goodyear accepting Highway Hero nominations through Nov. 29

Gary Medalis (left), marketing director at Goodyear, congratulates truck driver Frank Vieira, who was named Goodyear’s 2018 Highway Hero. (Photo courtesy Goodyear)   For more than three decades, Goodyear has honored truck drivers who go the extra mile to help others. The tire company is asking the public’s help to find the next batch of […]

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Traffic congestion cost trucking $74.5 billion 2016, ATRI report says

Traffic congestion on U.S. highways added nearly $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, according to a study released by the American Transportation Research Institute. The cost estimate equates to a 0.5 percent increase when compared to 2015. “Perhaps no other issue has as great an impact on this nation’s supply […]

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FMCSA grants CRST exemption request for student drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Friday, Oct. 19 that it renewed an exemption for CRST Expedited that allows the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based trucking company to have student drivers run team with a commercial driver’s license holder. Current regulations require a CDL holder with the proper class and endorsements to be seated in […]

News, State

Michigan bill package would end roadside cash payments

A three-bill package halfway through the Michigan statehouse is intended to simplify the issuance of traffic citations for out-of-state drivers. Currently, Michigan is one of six states that are not members of the Nonresident Violator Compact. The distinction results in drivers issued traffic citations in another state to either provide cash on site, have their […]

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FMCSA faces flood of HOS exemption requests

As if the parade of truck drivers at the listening sessions, more than 5,000 comments on proposed changes to the hours-of-service regs weren’t a hint, a flurry of recent HOS exemption requests makes it pretty clear that almost no one is happy with the regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published four applications for […]

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The Spirit’s Northeast tour takes it to New York and then Connecticut

The Spirit continues its tour of the Northeast U.S. as it heads into New York State on its way to Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, The Spirit of the American Trucker, is scheduled to be at the Maybrook, N.Y., TA Travel Center through Oct. 19. It is at Exit 5 from Interstate 84. […]

Business, Equipment

Volvo becomes fourth truck manufacturer recalling trucks for Cummins engine issue

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 3,000 VNL trucks for an issue related to a potential fuel line burst. This is the same defect that led Paccar, Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar to recall approximately 80,000 trucks. More specifically, Volvo is recalling 3,138 VNL trucks model year 2016-19 and equipped with Cummins […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA offers Truck to Success business class March 12-14

Have you toyed with the idea of becoming an owner-operator but aren’t quite sure where to start? Not to worry. Truck to Success, OOIDA’s business education training, is a 2½-day intensive training for those ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator. Truck to Success is scheduled for March 12-14 at the Courtyard […]

Federal, News

FDA seeks comments about potential of removing marijuana from Schedule I drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to know the potential impact that would be created if marijuana was no longer internationally classified as a Schedule I drug. The FDA published a notice to the Federal Register on Oct. 10 asking the public to comment on potential scheduling changes to marijuana and several other controlled substances. Current federal law […]