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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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OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer rolls into Gary, Ind.

Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to be at the Gary Petro truck stop July 19-20. The truck stop is on I-90/I-80 at Exit 9. Gary is on Lake Michigan, and it is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The city is about 25 miles from downtown Chicago. At […]

Crime & Courts, News

Court blocks EPA’s glider enforcement delay

A federal appeals court has blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from exercising “enforcement discretion” on glider manufacturers while the agency evaluates its proposal to repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles. The EPA announced on July 9 that it had decided to delay through 2019 the enforcement of a cap that would limit the number of […]

News, State, Tolls

Connecticut governor orders toll study; GOP lawmakers against it

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy recently signed an executive order directing state agencies to conduct a toll study to raise revenue for infrastructure. With three toll studies already conducted since 2015, some state lawmakers, including a candidate for lieutenant governor, say further study is unnecessary. On Tuesday, July 17, Gov. Malloy signed an executive order that […]

News, Safety & Security

Daimler recalls thousands of Freightliner Cascadias with loose brake caliper mount

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Affected trucks have an issue with brake caliper mounting bolts. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents, certain model year 2018-19 Freightliner Cascadia trucks are affected. The brake caliper mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been […]

News, OOIDA

Land Line staff receives APEX awards of excellence

Members of the staff of Land Line Magazine received awards for excellence in writing at the 2018 APEX awards. The APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Winners are announced in mid-July. APEX Grand Awards were presented in 12 major categories to honor the outstanding […]

News, State, Tolls

Rhode Island DOT releases results of first month of truck-only toll collection

It has only been one month, but the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has already released the first set of data of its truck-only tolling. So far, the two active toll gantries are exceeding the state’s expectations. During preliminary studies, RIDOT estimated about 7,300 trucks would be tolled on the two tolls on weekdays, with […]

News, OOIDA, Safety & Security, State

Seven states take action on left-lane use

Action continues at statehouses around the country to make changes to lane use rules. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorists Association say that blocking the left lane, whether intentional or not, results in reduced road safety and efficiency. So far this year new rules on left lane use have been adopted in […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

Two Kentucky towns added to the list of questionable unloading ordinances

West Buechel, Ky., isn’t the only municipality within the Commonwealth of Kentucky imposing an unloading fee or tax on commercial carriers that may conflict with a state law and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants answers. Mike Matousek, manager of government affairs for OOIDA, sent letters to Dry Ridge, Ky., and Williamstown, Ky., expressing OOIDA’s […]

Federal, News

Environmentalist group sues EPA over glider enforcement decision

An environmentalist group filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency on July 17 over its recent decision to delay enforcement of a cap that would limit the number of glider trucks that could be built. The Environmental Defense Fund filed the lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Earlier […]

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DAT SOLUTIONS: Rates ease down as truckers go back to work

Everybody headed back to work last week after taking time off for the Fourth of July. Load posts at DAT MembersEdge were up 18 percent during the week ending July 14, but truck posts rose more, at 21 percent. Gains of 20 percent to 25 percent are more typical when you compare a full workweek […]