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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, OOIDA

Land Line staff receives APEX awards of excellence

Members of the staff of Land Line Magazine received awards for excellence in writing at the 2018 APEX awards. The APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Winners are announced in mid-July. APEX Grand Awards were presented in 12 major categories to honor the outstanding […]

News, State, Tolls

Rhode Island DOT releases results of first month of truck-only toll collection

It has only been one month, but the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has already released the first set of data of its truck-only tolling. So far, the two active toll gantries are exceeding the state’s expectations. During preliminary studies, RIDOT estimated about 7,300 trucks would be tolled on the two tolls on weekdays, with […]

News, OOIDA, Safety & Security, State

Seven states take action on left-lane use

Action continues at statehouses around the country to make changes to lane use rules. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorists Association say that blocking the left lane, whether intentional or not, results in reduced road safety and efficiency. So far this year new rules on left lane use have been adopted in […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

Two Kentucky towns added to the list of questionable unloading ordinances

West Buechel, Ky., isn’t the only municipality within the Commonwealth of Kentucky imposing an unloading fee or tax on commercial carriers that may conflict with a state law and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants answers. Mike Matousek, manager of government affairs for OOIDA, sent letters to Dry Ridge, Ky., and Williamstown, Ky., expressing OOIDA’s […]

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 […]