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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.

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices drop by a cent on average across the U.S.

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday decreased by a penny compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, Aug. 20, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.207. Average prices in every region decreased slightly from last week. The […]

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Jury awards trucker more than $5 million for work injury resulting in amputation

A jury in a West Virginia federal court has awarded a trucker more than $5 million after his leg was crushed on the job. Two trucking companies were defendants in the lawsuit, including the company that employed the driver worked. On Aug. 14, the jury in a case at the U.S. District Court in the […]

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Clearwater, Minn, is the next stop for The Spirit

As he steers the OOIDA touring trailer into the Petro in Clearwater, Minn., at least in his mind driver Jon Osburn can smell the fresh baked goods from Nelson Bros. Bakery. Jon, his canine co-pilot Sassi and The Spirit of the American Trucker are scheduled Aug. 20-22 to be at the Clearwater Petro Travel Plaza. […]

News, State

Mississippi special session to focus on transportation

Mississippi state lawmakers are headed back to the capitol this week to see what they can get done to address transportation needs. As of mid-August there are 437 locally-owned bridges across the state that are closed because they are deemed to be unsafe by inspectors. Another 1,745 are posted with specific weight limits due to structural deficiencies. […]

Federal, News

FMCSA plans to reduce UCR fees in 2019, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to reduce the fees for the Unified Carrier Registration plan, according to a notice of proposed rulemaking set to publish in Tuesday’s edition of The Federal Register. According to the notice, which is scheduled for publication tomorrow, the proposed fees for the 2019 registration year would be […]

News

Senators introduce bill that would allow young truckers to drive interstate

Three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would allow 18- to 20-year-olds to drive a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Sens. Todd Young, R-Ind.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., introduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act, S3352, on Thursday, Aug. 16. All three senators cited the “driver shortage” […]

News, State

Pursuit of new CDL training requirements in California advances

A bill nearing passage in California’s Assembly chamber is intended to improve safety on the state’s roadways by implementing new federal commercial driver regulations. Additional truck driver safety requirements would also be added. The full Assembly has advanced to a third and final reading on the chamber floor a bill to implement a federal rule […]

News

Truckers unite to throw birthday party for truck enthusiast with cerebral palsy

Truck drivers from across the nation are uniting to celebrate the birthday of a teenager who suffers from Dandy-Walker Syndrome, cerebral palsy and seizures. More than 300 trucks are expected to attend “18 Wheels for Bubba,” which will serve as the 16th birthday party of Dakota “Bubba” Cadd, a truck enthusiast from Milton, Wis. The […]

News, Truck Shows

OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer heads to the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

For the weekend, OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, The Spirit of the American Trucker, rolls into the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds for the ninth annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show. The Spirit will be there Aug. 17-19. Northern Wisconsin Fairgrounds are in Chippewa Falls, Wis. At the Eau Clair Big Rig Truck Show, a truck show, performances […]

Elections, News, State

ELECTION 2018: Missouri judge rules vote on 10-cent fuel tax increase can move forward

The state of Missouri was given the go-ahead this week to include a question on the November statewide ballot to allow voters to decide whether they want to tax themselves to help cover transportation-related costs. Challenges to the tax question, however, may not be over. The ballot question, or Proposition D, was approved by state […]