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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.

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 […]

News

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 […]

Opinion

The five stages of show truck polishing

The fourth annual Gulf Coast Big Rig Show was held last weekend in Biloxi, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. It was a first-time show for George and I, and it won’t be the last time we attend this one. Held indoors, Gulf Coast is a smaller show. The convention center sits […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices show little movement from last week

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday for the most part stayed the same compared to the previous week, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, July 16, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.239, less than a half cent than the week […]

News, State

Ohio House panels advance bills intended to ‘churn out’ new drivers

Ohio lawmakers are advancing legislation to aid motor carriers wanting to bring more drivers into the trucking industry. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association opposes both pieces of legislation. CMV student-aid program The House Finance Committee voted 22-3 to advance a bill to create a commercial truck driver student aid program for eligible students enrolled at […]

Equipment, News, Safety & Security

CVSA’s brake safety enforcement places nearly 1,600 CMVs out of service

Nearly 1,600 commercial motor vehicles with critical brake violations were removed from roadways during an unannounced single-day enforcement blitz, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Tuesday. Fifty-two U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions conducted 11,531 roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,595 vehicles with brake violations from our roadways during an unannounced Brake Safety Day […]

News, Safety & Security

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver enforcement lasts through July 21

This week, traffic safety personnel will be conducting a heightened enforcement campaign targeting unsafe driving behaviors on commercial and passenger vehicles. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled to run through Saturday, July 21. CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Program was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, deaths […]

News, State

New California ports clean trucks plan requires 2014 or newer engines

New standards under the Clean Air Action Plan at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach just got stricter for those entering the drayage service for the first time. Effective Oct. 1, trucks that are not currently registered in the Ports Drayage Truck Registry must be model year 2014 or newer in order to […]

Opinion

Rhode Island DOT says it seeks comments as it expands trucks-only tolls

The Rhode Island DOT seeks feedback on the next 10 trucks-only toll gantries in the state. Here is where you can comment, if you would like to let off some steam. However, I am not sure anyone is listening. This notice was published a month since the first two gantries were put into service. It […]

News, Tolls

New Hampshire governor OKs move to all-electronic toll collection

The latest version of New Hampshire’s 10-year transportation plan is set. The transportation funding blueprint is updated every two years. The newest strategy signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu authorizes the state Department of Transportation to move forward with plans to eliminate toll booths on the state’s turnpike system in favor of all-electronic tolling. […]