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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, State, Tolls

American Trucking Associations sues Rhode Island DOT director over truck-only tolls

The next round in the fight to stop Rhode Island’s truck-only tolls will take place in a courtroom. On Tuesday, July 10, the American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers filed a lawsuit against Rhode Island DOT Director Peter Alviti claiming the tolls targeting truckers are unconstitutional. Along with Cumberland Farms, M&M Transport Services and […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Pennsylvania law attempts to thwart throwing objects at vehicles

A new law in Pennsylvania is intended to improve safety and deter delinquent behavior on various overpasses around the state. Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill to mandate the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation erect fencing on certain state-owned bridges. Previously SB564, the new law took effect immediately. PennDOT already has guidelines in […]

OOIDA

Through the end of July, OOIDA membership costs only $25 per year

To celebrate Jim’s Day, July 23, the birthday of longtime OOIDA president and CEO Jim Johnston, OOIDA is offering a special on membership dues for any new or renewing member through the end of July. The special price is $25, which is $20 off regular annual membership dues. Add $10 for a spouse and/or for […]

Features

Speeding is going to cost you more in these states

Motorists like to complain about traffic cops in their hometown. We all know which towns to hit the brakes and which towns you can get away going 5 mph over the limit. For truckers, it would be nice to know which states have the costliest speeding enforcement. Online financial website WalletHub figured out just that. […]

Opinion

Is trucking headed for a decline?

For-hire trucking is about to lose a lot of business, as much as 20 percent over the next 10 years. That’s the word from Craig Fuller, CEO of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based FreightWaves, a company that gathers and analyzes market data for the freight transportation industry. FreightWaves, the company’s web publication, offers transportation news and opinion – […]

News, Safety & Security

EPA won’t enforce glider cap through 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency will exercise “enforcement discretion” on glider manufacturers through 2019 to reduce the impact on the industry while the agency evaluates its proposal to repeal certain emission requirements for gliders, a spokeswoman said on Monday, July 9. Based on the Obama-era regulation, glider manufacturers were going to be limited to building 300 […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel fuel prices on average rise slightly in U.S.

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide rose less than a penny on Monday compared to the previous week, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, July 9, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost 3.2436. The price is 76.2 cents higher than a year ago. […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Two New York trucking companies on the hook for contamination cleanup costs

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against two New York trucking companies for the cleanup of groundwater contamination. According to the lawsuit, the trucking companies were responsible for the contamination that eventually was cleaned up by the Environmental Protection Agency. On July 2, the United States government filed a lawsuit against IMC Eastern […]

Opinion

Pruitt’s departure distracts from reasoning behind glider proposal

It was announced Thursday, July 5, that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amid allegations of multiple ethics scandals. Andrew Wheeler will serve as the EPA’s administrator while President Donald Trump seeks a successor. For those in trucking, the question becomes how this will affect the EPA’s proposal to repeal emissions requirements for gliders. […]

News

States continue to adopt rule changes to accommodate truck platoons

Providing authority to test driver-assistive truck platooning technology on highways continues to advance through statehouses across the country. The concept uses a lead truck to control the speed and braking of following trucks. Advocates say truck platooning will save fuel because of reduced aerodynamic drag, lessen traffic congestion, and improve highway safety. Some supporters acknowledge […]