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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

Head to BETO Junction to catch up with The Spirit

You can find OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer at BETO Junction, an hour or so southwest of the Kansas City metroplex. BETO Junction is at the crossing of I-35/U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 75 north of Burlington, Kan. Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are scheduled to be there through Sept. 19. The […]

Federal, News, Safety & Security

FMCSA schedules next HOS listening session for Sept. 22 in Reno, Nev.

The next public listening session concerning potential changes to its hours-of-service rules for truck drivers is happening soon. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning to host a public listening session from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St., Reno, Nev. […]

News

Michigan bill would boost fine for bypassing weigh station

One bill nearing passage at the Michigan statehouse would more than double fines for bypassing a weigh station. State law now requires vehicles operating as commercial vehicles, including pickups and vans, to stop at weigh stations or scales. Drivers who do not stop at a weigh station or scale face a misdemeanor fine of up […]

News, Safety & Security

FLORENCE UPDATE: Death toll, floodwaters from Hurricane Florence continue to rise

The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to 20, including a 1-year-old boy who was swept away by floodwaters on Sunday. Evacuation and rescue efforts remain underway in the Carolinas on Monday as thousands of residents are still without power. The state of North Carolina issued a bulletin urging travelers to stay off the road […]

Business, Equipment

Meet Volvo’s Vera – She’s kind of cute

If you want to see what a truly driverless truck looks like, check out Vera. Vera was developed by Volvo Trucks in Sweden, and it couldn’t be more driverless. There is no cab, and there are no manual controls. Vera consists of an electric motor and drivetrain on four wheels. That’s it. A driver could […]

News, Safety & Security

Goodyear seeks Highway Hero nominations

Each year, Goodyear honors truck drivers who risk their own safety with its Highway Hero Award. The company is asking the public’s help in finding this year’s batch of heroic truckers. Goodyear is accepting nominations through Nov. 29. “As we join the trucking industry in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we recognize truck drivers and the […]

News, Tolls

Indiana governor says truck toll not a tax; OOIDA says boycott the toll road

Less than two weeks after announcing a $1 billion infrastructure plan funded by a truck-only toll, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb recently addressed the trucking industry’s concerns. Long story short: he says it is not a tax on truckers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says “that’s exactly what he’s doing.” During an interview with WIBC-FM, Gov. […]

News, Safety & Security

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week begins Sunday

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week starts Sunday. It is scheduled for Sept. 16-22. CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles in order to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations and call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems. During Brake Safety Week, inspectors will primarily […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Oregon task force submits automated vehicle policy recommendation to legislature

On Monday, Sept. 10, Oregon’s Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles submitted its final report to the legislature, paving the way for potential new rules and regulations guiding self-driving cars and trucks. In July, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association submitted comments to the group regarding issues specific to the trucking industry. Established by House Bill 4063, […]

News, Safety & Security

FLORENCE UPDATE: Hundreds of thousands without power after Category 1 landfall

Road closures, hundreds of thousands of power outages and evacuation warnings for more than 1 million people. Hurricane Florence on Friday morning reached Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 90 mph. However, the worst is ahead, as the Carolinas face several days of rain and flooding. North Carolina As […]