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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.

News, Truck Parking

Connecticut rest areas may close in July, eliminating more than 600 parking spaces

Rest areas in Connecticut may close by July, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. A lack of funding is threatening the closures, but service plazas will not be affected. CTDOT spokesman Judd Everhart told Land Line that if funding is not approved by the Connecticut General Assembly, all seven rest areas will shut down. According to […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA pursues inclusion on proposed Kansas transportation task force

Transportation officials in the state of Kansas want to take a comprehensive look at the state’s road and bridge needs. A piece of legislation at the statehouse calls for a transportation task force to look at the issue. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked to be included in the proposed group that would be […]

News

ATRI releases 2018 list of worst bottlenecks

For the third consecutive year, Atlanta’s “Spaghetti Junction” was considered the most congested truck bottleneck in the United States, according to a study released by the American Transportation Research Institute. The 2018 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck […]

Features, Truck Shows

Kellie Pickler to headline MATS concert

Kellie Pickler, a country music star and “American Idol” alum, will headline the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show concert on Friday, March 23, at the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Freedom Hall in Louisville. The annual free concert is sponsored by ExxonMobil and the Mobil Delvac team. “Every year, the Mobil Delvac Driver Appreciation Concert gives us the […]

News

SikhsPAC ELD exemption request opens for public comment

Another exemption request from the mandate requiring drivers to use electronic logs to monitor their hours of service is slated to open for public comment. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it will accept the public’s input on an ELD exemption request for drivers who are members of the SikhsPAC and the North […]

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Ten states consider speed changes

Elected officials in states from Idaho to Virginia are discussing possible changes to speed limit rules. Legislators in multiple states are pursuing the elimination of speed limit differentials for cars and trucks. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says roadways are safest when all vehicles are permitted to travel at the same rate of speed. Idaho […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices rise across the U.S. in all regions

Diesel prices are up across the U.S. and in every region, according to a Jan. 29 report from the Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 4.5 cents per gallon from the week before, to $3.07 per gallon, for the week ending Monday, Jan. 29, according to the […]

News

FMCSA grants HOS exemptions for asphalt hauling operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted another hours-of-service exemption. This time, the National Asphalt Pavement Association petitioned for all drivers hauling asphalt to be exempt from the 30-minute rest break and the provision requiring short-haul truckers to return to their work-reporting location within 12 hours of coming on duty. According to a FMCSA […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA sends letter to environment committee in support of glider kit proposal

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association demonstrated its support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to repeal emission requirements for glider kits through a letter to the Committee on Environment and Public Works on Thursday, Jan. 25. In a summary of the rule, the repeal of the Phase 2 emissions standards for glider kits is based […]

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NAFTA freight holds strong in November; truck freight still improving

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in November trucks moved more than 63 percent of NAFTA freight – with trains, planes, ships and pipelines picking up the rest. All five modes experienced an increase in freight year to year for the second consecutive month. The value of freight hauled across […]