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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

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Kansas transportation task force closer to reality

Transportation officials in the state of Kansas could soon get the go-ahead to take a comprehensive look at the state’s road and bridge needs. A piece of legislation halfway through the statehouse calls for a transportation task force to examine the issue. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked to be included in the proposed […]

Crime & Courts, News

VDOT employees, truck company owners plead guilty to contract bribery charges

Six people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a fraud scheme involving two Virginia Department of Transportation employees and four trucking company owners, according to federal court documents. Snow-removal contracts were awarded under the condition the two VDOT employees received cash under the table. During the 2010-11 snow season and up to his indictment […]

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Goodyear Highway Hero finalists announced

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has announced its three finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Award. The winner will be revealed during a ceremony on March 22 as part of the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. “Since 1983, Goodyear has honored professional truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help […]

Fuel prices, News

For the third week running, diesel prices decrease across the U.S.

Diesel prices are indeed lower this week than last, and this repeats a pattern from the previous two weeks. The average U.S. price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down 3.6 cents per gallon from the week before, to $3.063 per gallon, for the week ending Monday, Feb. 19, according to the Energy Information […]

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Kentucky lawmaker asks U.S. DOT to expand ELD exemptions for horse show industry

Kentucky lawmakers will consider a resolution asking for federal regulators to expand the exemptions for the electronic logging device mandate for individuals in the horse showing industry. State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, is sponsoring SR140, which asks the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand the agricultural exemptions in the ELD regulations to include “all livestock […]

News, Safety & Security

Paccar recalls nearly 2,000 trucks for display panel indicating wrong gear

Paccar is recalling nearly 2,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks for issues with the instrument panel, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document. This recall only affects trucks with automated transmissions. More specifically, Paccar is recalling select 2014-18 Kenworth T680/T880 trucks and 2017-2018 Peterbilt 567/579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or […]

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Deadline draws near for comments on SikhsPAC ELD exemption request

One week remains to file comments on an exemption to the electronic logging device mandate for Sikh truckers who haul agricultural commodities. The exemption request was filed by SikhsPAC – a political action committee representing American Sikhs – and the North American Punjabiz Trucker Association. The exemption applies to members of those groups who haul […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices decrease again across the U.S.

The average price of diesel across the U.S. dipped below $3 a gallon, according to ProMiles. The average price also is lower this week than last week in every region across the U.S. The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. on Monday was down 4.4 cents per gallon from the week […]

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National Registry website outage approaches three-month mark

An FMCSA website remains “under construction” nearly three months after it was hacked on Dec. 1, 2017. Meanwhile, the agency hasn’t provided any estimates for when the site should be working again. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website went down after a security breach on Dec. 1 and didn’t regain functionality until Dec. 14. However, […]

News, Tolls

Minnesota DOT mulls over idea of new tolls with new study

While the federal infrastructure bill is still up in the air, states are trying to find out how to fund their infrastructure needs on their own in the meantime. In Minnesota, the idea of new tolls is floating around the state’s Department of Transportation. As mandated by a Minnesota law signed by the governor last […]