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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.

Elections, News

California bill to deter mistreatment of truckers moves to governor

A bill on its way to the California governor’s desk is intended to end the “rampant exploitation” of truck drivers who haul cargo from the state’s ports. About 25,000 truck drivers move goods between California’s 11 ports and various inland distribution centers, according to a bill analysis. In fact, more than 40 percent of U.S. […]

News, Tolls

Indiana governor’s $1 billion infrastructure plan to be funded by truck tolls

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to invest $1 billion in infrastructure. Who’s paying for it? Truck drivers. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Holcomb announced his infrastructure plan for 2019 called the Next Level Connections program. In order to pay for the program, the Indiana Finance Authority will amend its agreement with the Indiana Toll Road Concession […]

News

Report suggests technology is driving up cost of insurance

Insurance rates for long-haul trucks and trucking have been rapidly increasing over the past several years. The culprit? Technology. That’s according to a recent report from Advanced Training Systems. One would think that new technology in trucks that purportedly make driving safer would lower insurance rates. However, the opposite is true. According to a news […]

News

Concrete pavement haulers petition FMCSA for hours of service relief

The American Concrete Pavement Association is requesting exemptions from hours-of-service regulations for drivers who haul ready-mixed concrete in vehicles without a rotating mixer drum. The exemption requests involve the 30-minute rest break provision, and the requirement that short-haul drivers who are already utilizing a record of duty status exemption must return to their work-reporting location […]

Elections, Fuel prices, News

ELECTION 2018: Missouri’s 10-cent fuel tax increase vote survives second legal challenge

A question on Missouri’s fall ballot has survived another legal challenge. The question will allow voters to decide whether they want to tax themselves to help cover transportation-related costs. The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District dismissed a petition brought by state Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, and activist Ron Calzone that claimed the Missouri […]

News

Bendix starts trial testing of Intellipark electronic parking brake control

The cutting edge of technology in the world of trucking runs through the J1939 communications network. It’s the heart of your wiring harness, and it’s what keeps the many components that run your equipment talking to each other. And that’s where you’ll connect with some of the latest products and enhancements from Bendix. Bendix Intellipark […]

News

Daimler recalls newer Freightliner trucks for steering box and brake caliper issues

Daimler Trucks North America has recently announced two separate recalls for model year 2018-19 Freightliner trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. One recall deals with the brake caliper on various models of Freightliners. Another recall affects Cascadia trucks with an issue with the steering box. The larger of the two recalls affects […]

News

Delta Fire in Northern California shuts down 47 miles of Interstate 5

Another wildfire near Redding, Calif., is forcing evacuations and shutting down roads. As of Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6, portions of Interstate 5 are shut down as the Delta Fire burns thousands of acres approximately 2 miles north of Lakehead, Calif. The Delta Fire in Northern California began at approximately 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, […]

News, OOIDA

FMCSA sets date for second HOS listening session

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing the information collection phase on proposed changes to the hours-of-service regulations. In addition to the ongoing collection of public comments, the agency announced its next public listening session to gather input. In a Federal Register notice published Thursday, Sept. 6, the agency announced a second public listening […]

Opinion

U.S. Xpress in the vanguard on robo-recruiting

U.S. Xpress has been sued over robocalls. Seems the big carrier’s recruiting program dialed a potential driver four times late last year, so the driver sued, claiming the calls were frustrating, obnoxious and annoying, not to mention a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. That case is an indicator of a new […]