After pushing hard for Connecticut lawmakers to pass a truck-only toll bill, Gov. Ned Lamont seems to have given up ... for now.
The feds are busy creating new and proposed regulations – and OOIDA has been speaking out on them. Also, a billion dollars in federal infrastructure grants.
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.
Look for the OOIDA tour trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker, at a truck stop south of Atlanta through Tuesday. The Spirit is at the TA Atlanta South truck stop, which is at I-75 at Georgia Highway 36, Exit 201, in Jackson, Ga. After Tuesday, Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, plans to head […]
News, Truck Parking
Drivers’ concerns and anxiety over a shortage of truck parking has increased since the ELD mandate went into effect. With 90 percent of truck parking coming from private truck stops, a lot of those concerns are directed at some of the bigger truck stop chains. Pilot Flying J is giving truckers an opportunity to voice […]
Fuel prices, News
For the third week in a row, the average U.S. price for a gallon of diesel went up, according to the Energy Information Administration. The average price for a gallon of diesel on Monday, April 2, was $3.042 per gallon. That is 3.2 cents higher than a week earlier. The lowest prices across the U.S. […]
Philip Keith, an OOIDA member from Long Beach, Miss., was named the Owner-Operator of the Year during the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual awards banquet last week in Kissimmee, Fla. Keith won this year after being a finalist a year ago. “It was overwhelming,” Keith said. “It was my second time around being a finalist. I […]
Legislators in states around the country are pursuing action that is intended to put an end to police going on ticket-writing sprees. About 20 states have acted to discourage practices that pressure law enforcement officers to write tickets. A new law in Utah addresses concern about state and local departments setting quotas for traffic citations. […]
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are likely to get in the way of automated technology, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. The Volpe report came out the same time the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration started seeking comments about regulatory barriers to advancing automated […]
Analysis, Truck Parking
Every week, there are several news articles across the nation related to truck parking. They range from a state department of transportation closing a rest area to local city councils preventing the opening of a truck stop. News regarding local truck parking are too numerous and small in scope to report on individually. However, what […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in January trucks moved nearly 63 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 fourth consecutive month. The value of freight hauled across the […]
Full enforcement of the ELD rule is starting April 1, ending the “soft enforcement” period in which noncompliant drivers were not put out-of-service. Starting April 1, a carrier that doesn’t have an ELD when required will be placed out of service. The driver will remain out-of-service for 10 hours in accordance with Commercial Vehicle Safety […]
News, Safety & Security
A renewed effort in the California Legislature is intended to improve safety on the state’s roadways by implementing new federal commercial driver regulations. Additional truck driver safety requirements also would be added. Sponsored by Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, the bill would implement a federal rule that requires people seeking a commercial driver’s license to complete […]