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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

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DAT Solutions: Spot freight slows but steady

Spot truckload rates on DAT MembersEdge dipped for the third straight week as the number of load posts fell 3 percent and truck posts were up 8 percent.   That’s a normal pattern heading into February. But slow and steady can still win the race. Rates are higher than at any point in 2017 and load-to-truck […]

News, Safety & Security

Truck stops named in sex trafficking lawsuit

An unnamed woman has filed a lawsuit against a website, as well as several Houston-area hotels and truck stops, alleging that the companies benefited from her being sexually exploited. The plaintiff, referred to as Jane Doe No. 1, filed the civil case against Backpage.com, Hyatt Hotels Corp., Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, Pilot Travel […]

News, OOIDA

Comment on OOIDA’s ELD exemption before midnight EST Feb. 1

Drivers and the public have only a limited amount of time left to share their thoughts on a proposal that would exempt small trucking businesses with a history of safe operation from the electronic logging device mandate. The deadline to file comments on an ELD exemption request put forth by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA pens letter to Senate opposing underride guard bill

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate in December dubbed Stop Underrides Act of 2017 could add another mandate for truckers: underride guards. In a letter to Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is calling for a stop to the Stop Underrides Act. Senate bill S2219 and mirrored […]

News, State

Colorado road funding effort clears Senate committee

A major initiative at the Colorado statehouse to help get transportation work done has taken its first step toward possible passage. The GOP-controlled Senate Transportation Committee voted along party lines to advance the major transportation effort of the session. Sponsored by Republican Sens. Randy Baumgardner of Hot Sulphur Springs and John Cooke of Greeley, SB1 […]

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FMCSA mulls extending exemption for Old Dominion, other fleets using PeopleNet ELDs

Having already granted a limited waiver to Old Dominion and other similarly-situated motor carriers until March 18, FMCSA is now considering an exemption request that would last until Dec. 18 of this year. In its petition, Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion notes that it was “an early adopter” of automatic on board recording devices in its fleet of […]

News, Safety & Security

More than 54,000 U.S. bridges deemed ‘structurally deficient’ in report

Of the more than 600,000 bridges across the nation, more than 54,000 are considered “structurally deficient,” according to American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s annual deficient bridge report. Approximately one-third of bridges need repairs. ARTBA’s report calculated that motorists cross these structurally deficient bridges 174 million times each day. According to the report, there are […]

Features, Truck Shows

Shell Rotella SuperRigs heads to White’s Travel Center in Virginia

The big daddy of show truck competitions, 36th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs, is scheduled for June 14-16 at White’s Travel Center in Raphine, Va., just off I-64/I-81. The Shell Rotella SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest began back in 1982 as a way to bring together and recognize hard-working drivers from throughout the trucking industry. This year, […]

News, OOIDA

Deadline to submit comments on OOIDA’s ELD exemption is Feb. 1

Drivers and the public have only a limited amount of time left to share their thoughts on a proposal that would exempt small trucking businesses with a history of safe operation from the electronic logging device mandate. The deadline to file comments on an ELD exemption request put forth by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association […]

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Two Koch brothers groups urge Trump to reject a gas tax increase; no mention of diesel

Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity, both funded by the Koch brothers, are urging the Trump Administration to oppose any increase in the gas tax. The appeal to Trump comes before expected announcements from the administration regarding the highly anticipated infrastructure bill and how it will be funded. In a letter to President Trump, the […]