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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.

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018: It’s official: California voters will decide on vehicle tax and fee increase repeal

Voters in California this fall will get the final word on whether they want to keep vehicle tax and fee increases imposed a year ago. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a year ago a 10-year, $52 billion transportation funding deal to benefit state and local roads, trade corridors, and public transit. Senate Bill 1 […]

News, State, Tolls

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approves 11th consecutive toll increase

For the 11th consecutive year, Pennsylvania motorists will be asked to pay more in tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. On Tuesday, July 3, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced a 6 percent toll increase to go into effect on Jan. 6, 2019. According to a news release, the 6 percent increase will apply to both E-ZPass […]

Fuel prices, News

Despite higher fuel prices, AAA expects record-breaking number of holiday travelers

For the third consecutive year, AAA is predicting a record-breaking number of travelers during the Independence Day holiday. Approximately 47 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8, the vast majority of which will be hitting the roads. Since it began tracking holiday travel 18 […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA’s president says the problem is driver retention, not shortage

For the third time in the past few months, OOIDA President and CEO Todd Spencer told the viewers of the Fox Business show Varney & Co. that the trucking industry’s perceived driver shortage is a myth. During a segment with guest host Charles Payne on Tuesday, July 3, Spencer said the real problem has more to do […]

News, Truck Shows

Walcott Truckers Jamboree slated for July 12-14 in Iowa

All these years later, the owners of the Iowa 80 Truckstop are still saying “thank you” to truck drivers. The Walcott Truckers Jamboree started in 1979 as a way to show appreciation for all that truck drivers do. Later this month, the event will be enjoying its 39th anniversary. Jon Osburn, the skipper of the OOIDA touring […]

Fuel prices, News

Nine states implement fuel rate changes on July 1

The first of July marks changes in fuel tax collections in nine states. South Carolina is increasing the state’s 18.75-cent diesel and gas rates by 2 cents. The change to 20.75 cents follows a 2017 state law to impose increases of 2 cents annually through 2022. At that time, the tax rate will top out at […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices rise ahead of July 4

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide rose 2 cents on Monday compared to the week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, July 2, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost 3.236. The price is 76.4 cents higher than a year ago. The EIA […]

Analysis, Truck Parking

The Parking Zone – June 2018

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. New reports regarding local truck parking are too numerous and small in scope to report on individually. However, […]

Driver Fitness, News

Proposed rule would make it easier to upgrade Class B CDL to Class A

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing a change to the entry-level driver training regulations that would reduce the training time and costs for drivers to upgrade from a Class B commercial driver’s license to a Class A CDL. FMCSA’s notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 29. […]

Features

What’s your favorite food to eat on the road?

One of the many great things about the United States of America is the uniqueness of each state. Politically, some states are blue, some are red and some swing either way. According to Pilot Flying J food map, some states prefer bananas while other states prefer meatloaf. Ahead of the Fourth of July, one of […]