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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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Mississippi House approves funds for road and bridge work

Transportation funding is an ongoing struggle at the Mississippi statehouse. Multiple bills halfway through the statehouse could signal progress on efforts to address a projected $400 million annual shortfall. The Magnolia State relies on about $1 billion each year in federal funds and from state sources, including the 18-cent fuel excise tax and truck fees. […]

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DAT Solutions: Rates dip as truckers head back to work

Freight activity on DAT MembersEdge keeps growing, as the number of posted loads was 17 percent higher during the week ending Jan. 13. While demand for trucks has pushed rates and load-to-truck ratios to record levels, national average rates were softer last week. What gives? People are back to work. After holidays, disruptive weather, and […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices across the U.S. rise 3 cents this week over last

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 3.2 cents per gallon from the week before, to $3.028 per gallon, for the week ending Monday, Jan. 15, according to the Energy Information Administration. Average prices have risen for each of the two previous weeks. Diesel prices went up in all 10 regions […]

Crime & Courts, News

Former trucking CEO takes restitution case to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court said last week that it will review a case that ordered a former trucking company CEO to pay $4.85 million in legal fees after being convicted of defrauding General Electric Capital Corp. In January 2015, Sergio Lagos was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud. In February […]

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Two Daimler Truck dealerships merge to form TNTX

Two Daimler Truck dealerships, TAG Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group, have merged into a new company named TNTX. The merger became effective Jan. 1, according a news release. For the time being, the companies will operate as TAG Truck Center, a division of TNTX, and Lonestar Truck Group, a division of TNTX. A […]

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Kentucky bill singles out trucks for left-lane ban

An effort underway at the Kentucky statehouse would impose left-lane restrictions on certain highways for professional drivers. State law already requires vehicles traveling below the posted speed limit on any limited access highway of at least four lanes with a posted speed limit of at least 65 mph to stay to the right. Exceptions are […]

News, Truck Parking

Ontario Ministry of Transportation conducting truck parking survey

While states in the U.S. are addressing the truck parking problem, the situation north of the border is not much better. Not unlike its southern counterparts, the government of Ontario is conducting a truck parking and rest area survey for truckers. More specifically, the parking survey looks into the current environment along Southern Ontario highways. […]

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FMCSA grants another ELD exemption, two more waivers

Federal regulators are announcing another five-year exemption and two more 90-day waivers from the electronic logging device mandate. In a trio of news releases issued Jan. 12, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its intention to grant limited waivers to petitions filed by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association and Old Dominion Freight Lines […]

Fuel prices, News

ProMiles reporting diesel up to $2.976; TruckMiles prices above $3

According to ProMiles, the average retail price at truck stops was $2.976 on Monday morning, a 2.5-cent increase from last week. ProMiles, the software company that maintains the websites ProMiles.com and TruckMiles.com, continues to offer its own weekly fuel price information. The company’s fuel price data are presented in the same format used by the […]

News, Safety & Security

Santa Barbara County recovering from flooding/mudslides; highways remain closed

Santa Barbara County in California is now in recovery mode after a winter storm caused massive flooding and mudslides, destroying homes and killing 20 people. Certain sections of highways in affected areas remain closed. As of 8 a.m. local time on Monday, 20 people have been killed, 28 injured and four remain missing after approximately […]