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Featured: Coronavirus, News

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.

Crime & Courts, News, State

Jury finds Georgia doctor guilty of conspiring to falsify DOT exams

A federal jury has found a Georgia doctor guilty of one of two charges for his role in falsifying Department of Transportation medical exams. The examiner was indicted in February after an investigation discovered he had signed off on certificates without ever conducting an exam. In June, jurors in the U.S. District Court in the […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices decrease across the U.S.

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday dropped almost 2 cents compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, July 26, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.22. The average price for diesel fuel dropped in every region reported […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA responds to Pennsylvania AG calling glider users ‘bad actors’

In response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s recent derogatory comments about glider kits and the truckers who use them, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking its Pennsylvania members to voice its displeasure. On July 18, a federal appeals court blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from exercising “enforcement discretion” on glider manufacturers while the […]

News, Tolls

Kansas Turnpike tolls to rise in October but mostly for cars

Toll rates on the Kansas turnpike will soon increase for electronic and cash customers in passengers. Meanwhile, tolls for electronic customers of commercial vehicles will remain mostly stagnant and cash customers will see an increase, the Kansas Turnpike Authority said. The following adjustments to tolls will begin Oct. 1: Electronic commercial vehicles (five or more […]

News

OOIDA’s The Spirit pulls into Wilmington, Ill., home of the Gemini Giant

The next stop for OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker, is Wilmington, Ill. Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, plans to be at the Wilmington Petro on July 24-25. After that he heads for the TopGun LargeCar Shootout truck show in Rantoul, Ill. If you get a chance, look for the Gemini Giant in […]

News, State

New Pennsylvania law boosts fines for roadway litter

Littering along or near Pennsylvania roadways will soon carry a much harsher penalty. State law now sets fines for littering at $50 to $300. Repeat offenders face fines up to $1,000. Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill to boost fines for littering. Sen. Mario Scavello, R-Mount Pocono, said the stiffer punishment is […]

Features, OOIDA Member

OOIDA member Bart Boudreaux takes honors at Gulf Coast

Bart “Bowling Ball” Boudreaux has been a spectator at the Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show several times. But this year was his first experience showing a truck. “I told my friends, win, lose or draw, I don’t care. I’m entering it to have fun,” the OOIDA Senior Member from Thibodaux, La., said. Boudreaux’s 1980 […]

News

OOIDA’s The Spirit tours Illinois on its way to TopGun show

Jon Osburn, skipper OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, plans to spend the weekend in Morris, Ill., and then head for a couple of days in Wilmington, Ill. The Spirit of the American Trucker is scheduled to be at the TA truck stop at I-80 and Route 47 July 21-23. The truck stop is at Exit 112B. After […]

News, Tolls

Virginia Transportation Board members opinions varied on commuter, truck-only tolling options

Three months after legislation was signed and just two months after Virginia’s truck-toll study was officially launched, the Commonwealth Transportation Board held its first meeting about the plan on July 17. During the presentation, some board members were a little apprehensive about a lack of options tolling all motorists. Nick Donohue, deputy secretary of transportation, […]

Crime & Courts, Federal, News

Truck driver to Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act doesn’t apply

In his response brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, truck driver Dominic Oliveira said that the Federal Arbitration Act does not apply to transportation workers. The response, which was filed on July 18, is part of a Supreme Court case to decide whether labor disputes brought by independent contractors in the trucking industry are exempt […]