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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

States take steps to limit use of license plate readers

State officials around the country continue to make progress with effort to pursue and adopt rules that cover the practice of tracking drivers’ movements through automatic license plate readers, or ALPRs. The devices are mounted on police vehicles, road signs or traffic lights. High-tech cameras to capture the date, time and location that scanned vehicles […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

California drug-testing company owner sentenced for falsifying lab results

An owner of a California drug-testing company for motor carriers was sentenced in a U.S. District Court in Sacramento for falsifying lab tests results. Court documents reveal that the lab tests were never conducted. On July 13, Demetri Dearth, owner of Advanced Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP), in Redding, Calif., was sentenced to one year imprisonment, […]

News, Truck Shows

Catch up with OOIDA’s Jon Osburn at the TopGun Large Car Shootout

Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to spend the weekend at the TopGun LargeCar Shootout truck show in Rantoul, Ill. The truck show is being staged at the Rantoul National Aviation Center. It is a working-class truck show, and this is its 11th year. The show is open to […]

Opinion

The real reason The Trucking Alliance plays the safety card

The Trucking Alliance wants mandatory ELDs in all trucks, including those that don’t cross state lines. Currently, ELDs are not required in intrastate operations. At least not by the feds. States should “require all large trucks to install these devices (ELDs) to make sure drivers are obeying the law. Electronic logging devices should be as […]

Fuel prices, News

Rep. Shuster introduces infrastructure plan that would eliminate fuel taxes in 2028

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., introduced on July 23 a discussion draft of an infrastructure plan that would implement a fuel tax increase in the short term while planning to eliminate fuel taxes in a decade. Shuster, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, addresses the Highway Trust Fund at the top of his plan. Under […]

News

NAFTA truck freight remains strong in May

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in May 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. The value of freight hauled across the borders increased by 4.4 percent compared […]

News

DAT Solutions: Spot rates take a summer dip

Spot truckload rates continued their seasonal decline during the week ending July 21 as the overall number of loads on DAT MembersEdge fell 5.5 percent and capacity increased 1.3 percent. National average rates declined for all three equipment types: the van rate fell 5 cents to $2.33 per mile, the refrigerated rate dropped 5 cents […]

News, OOIDA, Truck Shows

10th annual GBATS slated for September

The party is just two months away. OOIDA, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary, has partnered with 4 State Trucks to present the 10th annual Guilty By Association Truck Show on Sept. 27-29 in Joplin, Mo. The three-day truck show will feature entertainment each day and will serve as a way to say thanks to the many truck drivers […]

News, Truck Parking

Second Jason’s Law parking survey to include drayage and short-haul drivers

Round two of Jason’s Law truck parking survey is coming up. This time around, drayage and short-haul drivers will be included in the survey, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. On July 18, AASHTO held its joint policy committee in Spokane, Wash. Caitlin Hughes, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

Alabama chiropractor pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud

A chiropractor, who was indicted for falsifying results of Department of Transportation physicals, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Dr. Kenneth Edwards entered the guilty plea on June 13 at U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Ala. Edwards had been charged with submitting falsified DOT-mandated commercial driver’s license medical examinations to […]