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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

New fuel charge coming for Canada

If you haul natural gas in Canada, you may soon have to pay a new fuel charge. The requirement and charge is part of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

OOIDA

The Spirit heads to West Memphis, Ark., with sights on MATS

Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, plans to spend the weekend at West Memphis, Ark.

Federal, News, State

Interest in reforming civil asset forfeiture has grown

Before and since the Supreme Court ruled that states can’t be excessive in taking property through asset forfeiture, states have considered reform.

Crime & Courts

Landstar awarded $6 million in ‘egregious’ trademark case

Calling it an “exceptional and egregious case,” a U.S. district court awarded $6 million in statutory damages to Landstar Systems for trademark violations.

Crime & Courts

Swift agrees to $100 million settlement in misclassification lawsuit

Swift has agreed to a $100 million settlement in a class action lawsuit that accused it of misclassifying 20,000 truck drivers as independent contractors.

Crime & Courts, News

Drivers get nearly $400,000 in FirstFleet COBRA insurance lawsuit

FirstFleet owes more than 2,000 former employees for improperly notifying them of COBRA coverage, causing many to lose insurance and incur medical bills.

Business, News, Products & Services

Spot van, reefer rates show a little life

We a looking at a spring thaw in truck demand and some signs of rising truck rates.

Federal, News

Senate bill will reauthorize Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

Bipartisan efforts are underway to reauthorize DERA, a grant program funding retrofitting older diesel engines. Glider kits came under fire during a Senate hearing.

News, State

Pennsylvania bill would mandate side underride guards

If one Pennsylvania state legislator gets his way, certain commercial trucks and trailers throughout the state would be required to use side underride guard systems.

Federal, News, OOIDA

OOIDA supports bills aimed at providing relief from ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is offering its support for a pair of bills that would provide relief to truck drivers from the electronic logging mandate.