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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.

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National registry website working toward full functionality

The FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is making steps toward regaining full functionality for the first time since suffering a security breach on Dec. 1, 2017. Commercial motor vehicle drivers can now search for a certified medical examiner and verify that he or she is still on the national registry. “Work continues to restore the website […]

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018: Primary elections season continues

State primaries continue through much of the nation as voters narrow their options for who will appear on fall ballots. Already, 26 states have held primary elections for state offices as they reduce the field for Nov. 6. Four more states will do the same this week while 14 other states will hold elections before […]

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018: Primary elections season heads toward home stretch

Fall ballots around the country continue to take shape. In the coming weeks, voters in states from Vermont to Alaska will hold primaries to narrow their options for who will appear on the midterm election ballot. Already 30 states have held primary elections for state offices as they reduce the field for Nov. 6. There […]

News, State

Pennsylvania legislature nears approval of speed cameras

Authorization of speed-enforcement cameras in Pennsylvania is nearing passage at the statehouse. The House voted 166-25 to use speed cameras in active work zones on interstates and federal aid highways.  In July 2017, Senate lawmakers voted 45-3 to approve an earlier version of the legislation. The amended version would set up a five-year pilot program […]

Crime & Courts, News

Four lawmakers request investigation into alleged collusion regarding EPA’s glider rule

In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general, four members of Congress requested an investigation into whether members of the EPA colluded with Volvo lobbyists in an attempt to influence the agency to prohibit the use of glider kits. The letter from Bill Posey, R-Fla.; Brian Babin, R-Texas; James Comer, R-Ky.; and Steve […]

Crime & Courts, Driver Fitness, News

New HOS reform bill introduced in Congress

A new bill introduced in Congress on Friday aims to provide some very narrow reforms to the hours-of-service regulations that would mostly benefit short-haul operations. The bill – called the Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety or HOURS Act – was introduced by Arkansas Republicans Rep. Rick Crawford and Rep. Bruce Westerman, and Rep. Sanford Bishop, […]

Crime & Courts, News

U.S. Appeals Court orders new sentencing hearing for D.C. sniper Malvo

A three-judge federal appeals court panel is ordering new sentencing hearings for Lee Boyd Malvo, one half of a duo who terrorized commuters on the Beltway more than a decade ago by carrying out a series of random, drive-by shootings of unsuspecting motorists. The panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, upheld […]

News, Truck Parking

Several states considering moves that could affect truck parking

As truck parking continues to be a problem, some states are attempting to solve the issue. The Interstate 10 Corridor Coalition is seeking a grant for truck parking alerts. Meanwhile in Iowa, the state Department of Transportation is considering getting rid of several rest areas while adding truck parking in other locations. Pennsylvania is trying […]

News, Safety & Security

Bridge hit by trucks on I-95 in Connecticut to be raised by more than 2 feet

A bridge over Interstate 95 in Connecticut known for getting struck by trucks will be raised by more than two feet, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Beginning next year, the 14-foot-1 inch bridge at Strawberry Hill Avenue over I-95 in Norwalk, Conn., will be raised to 16 feet, 3 inches, according to Brett […]

Elections, News, State

ELECTION 2018: Supreme Court sides with Ohio on voter rule; registration deadlines loom

A decision handed down recently by the U.S. Supreme Court is a good reminder to professional drivers about the importance of staying in the loop and voting. The nation’s highest court ruled in favor of the state of Ohio in a challenge to one of the state’s practices to cancel the registration of voters. By […]