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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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NAFTA freight holds strong in November; truck freight still improving

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in November 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 for the second consecutive month. The value of freight hauled across […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA says drivers should receive NY HUT pass-through refunds by Feb. 15

Truckers who paid unconstitutionally discriminatory registration and decal fees to the state of New York should receive their refunds by Feb. 15 following a court order extending the deadline. OOIDA filed a lawsuit against the state of New York in October 2013. The lawsuit challenged the registration and decal fees as unconstitutional and discriminatory against […]

Features, Truck Shows

Shell Rotella SuperRigs heads to Virginia

The “super bowl” of show truck competitions is packing up and heading east. SuperRigs will be June 14-16 at White’s Travel Center, Raphine, Va. The Shell Rotella SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest began back in 1982 as a way to bring together and recognize hard working drivers throughout the trucking industry. “Over the years, we’ve seen […]

Crime & Courts, News

Trial in Rand McNally’s lawsuit against One20 set for 2019

A weeklong jury trial has been scheduled for 2019 in Rand McNally’s defamation lawsuit against One20, a Minneapolis-based company that sells GPS navigation and electronic logging devices for heavy-duty trucks. According to a recent filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the case should be ready for trial by Nov. […]

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DAT Solutions: More trucks, less freight – and good rates

Load counts on the MembersEdge load board stayed high through the third week of January despite a 3.5 percent dip in posts compared to the previous week and a 4.6 percent jump in available trucks. The national average spot van and flatbed rates were down slightly while the average refrigerated rate was unchanged. Spot rates […]

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NTSB to investigate another Tesla autopilot crash

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday that it will investigate a Tesla autopilot crash that occurred Monday, Jan. 22 in Culver City, Calif. This will be the second NTSB accident investigation regarding Tesla’s autonomous features as the federal government pushes autonomous vehicle legislation. On Monday, the Culver City firefighters’ Twitter account posted a tweet […]

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OOIDA scholarship receiving applications until Feb. 1

Since the OOIDA Mary Johnston scholarship started in 1998, more than $315,000 in scholarships have been awarded to about 100 students. The program has allowed the students from a trucking family to seek a higher education at a university or technical school. High school seniors, who want to be the next recipients of the OOIDA […]

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OOIDA issues Call to Action asking members to call Freedom Caucus chair over ELDs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association continues to fight on behalf of its members for relief from the mandate requiring electronic logging devices on most commercial vehicles. The Association sent out a nationwide Call to Action on Tuesday, asking its members to contact Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. Meadows was not among the 73 co-sponsors of House […]

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Nova Scotia considers ending Cobequid Pass tolls for cars but not trucks

Bonds for the Cobequid Pass in Nova Scotia are nearly paid off, which means tolls will be eliminated for motorists sometime in 2019. Well, maybe not all motorists. Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is considering keeping tolls indefinitely for truckers and non-Nova Scotia residents. In 1995, Nova Scotia passed the Highway 104 Western Alignment […]

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Colorado road funding solution to get first hearing today

A major initiative at the Colorado statehouse to help get transportation work done is scheduled to get a first hearing today. The Senate Transportation Committee is expected to discuss legislation that would divert state sales and use tax revenue from the state’s general fund to the state highway fund. Sponsored by Republicans Sens. Randy Baumgardner […]