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Featured: Coronavirus, News

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

Former trucking school director pleads guilty to fraud

As part of a sentencing agreement, the former director of a truck driving school in Arizona pleaded guilty to bank fraud and federal student aid fraud. Earlier this month in the U.S. District Court of Arizona, Robert Alan Knapp pleaded guilty to two of the 16 felony counts that he faced after being accused of […]

Analysis, Fuel prices, News

Federal data show another U.S. diesel prices increase; ProMiles sees pace slowing

The climb of the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel continued this week, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, May 28, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost rose 1.1 cents to $3.288. The average U.S. price has risen every week starting March 26, when the price […]

News, State, Tolls

New Hampshire lawmakers approve planned changes to toll collection

The New Hampshire legislature has reached agreement on the latest version of the state’s 10-year transportation plan. The transportation funding blueprint is updated every two years. The latest strategy sent to the governor’s desk would authorize the state Department of Transportation to move forward with plans to eliminate toll booths on the state’s turnpike system […]

News, State

From lane use to rest areas – brand-new laws are on the books July 1

Truckers must be on constant watch for new rules that could affect them as they drive from point A to point B. Fresh off legislative action in states around the country, July is one of the leading months for new laws to take effect. Below are some notable laws that Land Line found. Indiana As of July […]

News, State, Truck Parking

MoDOT announces June dates for I-70 closures in Kansas City metro

Several bridge rehabilitation projects will lead to a series of lane closures and detours along Interstate 70 in the Kansas City metro area in June, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. MoDOT is warning drivers that beginning 10 p.m. on Friday, June 8, all lanes of I-70 will be closed between I-435 at mile […]

Elections, News, State

ELECTION 2018 Georgia voters decide on sales tax questions for transportation

Voters throughout the state of Georgia last week decided if they want to tax themselves to pay for transportation improvements. Ballots in two regions in the state had different outcomes on the issue. By a 53-47 percent margin, South Georgia voters approved a question to collect a 1 percent transportation special purpose local option sales […]

Analysis, News

CVSA’s Roadcheck, June 5-7, to focus on hours of service enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says this year’s International Roadcheck enforcement blitz will focus on hours-of-service compliance. CVSA’s International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 5-7. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. “The top reason drivers were placed out of […]

News

Land Line Now to offer full broadcast online, via podcasts starting June 6

Did you miss a part of Land Line Now’s radio show on Sirius XM channel 146 because you had to take care of business? Or maybe you don’t have satellite radio at all and want to hear the broadcast. Land Line Now has you covered by offering each day’s full broadcast on its website and via podcast. Beginning […]

News, State, Tolls

Alliance of D.C.-area CEOs release report urging ‘performance-driven’ tolling

Inrix’s Global Traffic Scorecard ranks Washington, D.C., as the sixth most congested city in the nation. A group of CEOs in the capital region, which consists of D.C., Maryland and Virginia, have a solution: performance-driven tolling. The Greater Washington Partnership, an alliance of CEOs in the capital region, recently released a proposal to solve the area’s congestion […]

News

FMCSA suspends HOS regs for motor carriers providing relief from Subtropical Storm Alberto

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an emergency declaration that temporarily suspends hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers engaged in specific aspects of the emergency relief effort for Subtropical Storm Alberto. On May 27, FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez directed the regional emergency declaration be issued for Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas. The declaration […]