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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

DAT SOLUTIONS: Spot freight rates slide again

Last week, the national average van rate on DAT MembersEdge gave up 6 cents, the fifth straight week of declines for spot truckload van freight. Likewise, the national flatbed rate dipped 6 cents and the reefer rate slipped 3 cents compared to the previous week. Why? Let’s take a closer look at the DAT Trendlines. […]

Crime & Courts, News

Court rules truck stop shower not in ‘course of employment’ in workers’ comp case

A Superior Court of New Jersey appellate court panel has reversed a Judge of Workers’ Compensation’s decision in favor of a trucker who filed a claim after sustaining injuries at a truck stop due to a fall in the shower area. The appellate court denied the driver’s request for workers’ comp, stating that taking a […]

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018: Online voter registration available in 37 states

Nearly three-quarters of all states use the Internet to simplify the voter registration process. In an effort to improve voter turnout and save money for states, online registration allows people with a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID to register to vote or to update their address without messing with a lot of paperwork. Once […]

News, Tolls

SunPass clears transaction backlog; governor orders investigation into contractor

The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced that the entire backlog of SunPass toll transactions has been processed and that the contractor is on the hook for approximately $800,000. With that part of the problem out of the way, Gov. Rick Scott directed FDOT to launch an investigation into the contractor. According to a FDOT […]

Federal, News

FMCSA moves toward reform of hours-of-service regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is eying changes to the hours-of-service regulations. FMCSA sent a prerule to the Office of Management and Budget for internal review on Tuesday, Aug. 14. However, the details of the proposal haven’t been made public. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said on Aug. 15 that it supports efforts to modernize hours-of-service […]

Equipment, News

Daimler Trucks recalls more than 45,000 Cascadias over instrument panel issue

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 45,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for issues with the instrument panel, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents. More specifically, Cascadia trucks model year 2017-19 are affected by the recall. According to NHTSA, the ignition control unit may not perform the required bulb checks for the […]

News

Voting for 2018 Road Warrior contest begins

The 12 finalists have been chosen, and voting is underway for Pilot Flying J’s fifth annual Road Warrior contest. Each year, the honor is awarded to a U.S. truck driver who goes “the extra mile to ensure that products and goods are delivered safely, securely and on time to keep the country moving efficiently.” The […]

Elections, News, State

ELECTION 2018: Maine voters to decide on $106 million in transportation bonds

The fall ballot in Maine will once again ask voters whether to approve millions in bonds for transportation uses. Question 3 on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot will ask voters about a plan to fund $106 million in road and bridge work, and other transportation purposes throughout the state. The question was added to the […]

Federal, News

FMCSA schedules public meeting to discuss CSA changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is scheduling a public hearing as part of its response to a National Academy of Sciences report aimed at improving the agency’s Safety Measurement System and the Compliance, Safety and Accountability program. FMCSA has scheduled a public meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Arlington, […]

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Comments on delay of medical examiner certification rule must be in by Aug. 20

The comment period regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to delay several provisions of the medical examiner’s certification integration final rule is about to close. FMCSA published the interim final rule calling for the delay on June 21 in the Federal Register. The final day to comment is Monday, Aug. 20. The final rule, which was originally […]