Megacarriers will get more grist for their mills if a proposed under-21 pilot program becomes a reality. And drivers and safety will suffer.
Next week, changes to the hours of service go into effect; we’ll offer some details, plus an update on another possible stimulus bill.
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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.
It took only one convoy for Ken Daehn to get hooked. Now, you can expect Daehn, an OOIDA member from Ontario, Canada, to make the Ontario-Brant County Special Olympics Truck Convoy an annual tradition. “It’s a sense of accomplishment, and it’s a way of giving back,” said Daehn, who is helping secure donations and sponsorships […]
News, Safety & Security
Hurricane Florence has downgraded to a Category 2 storm with sustained winds dropping from 130 mph to 110 mph. However, flooding is still expected to be life threatening, keeping most evacuations and preparation efforts intact. Evacuation routes and regulation exemptions The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a regional emergency declaration for areas affected […]
Federal, News, Safety & Security
The threat of severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence has prompted the postponement of a public listening session to discuss possible changes to hours-of-service regulations for interstate truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Thursday it was postponing the listening session that had been scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 […]
News, Safety & Security, State
A new bill in New Jersey is intended to limit the effect of red-light and speed cameras. The Garden State does not employ the use of ticket cameras. Other states in the Northeast, however, use the automated enforcement methods. Titled the “Camera Enforcement Inoculation Act,” S2893 would prohibit the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission from providing […]
The regulation of glider trucks is a perfect example of how small-business owners often pay the biggest price for hasty policies, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association testified during a House subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C. The Environment and Oversight subcommittees of the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, Sept. […]
A new study claims self-driving trucks could replace up to 294,000 of the best-paying driving jobs. University of Pennsylvania Professor Steve Viscelli, working with the University of California Berkeley and a long list of trucking people, says so in a 57-page report that also outlines ways self-driving trucks might work their way into the industry. […]
Last year’s hurricane season reaffirmed the essential role that trucking and logistics play in disaster preparation and recovery. Before a storm, spot-market demand increases as shippers, brokers, and other organizations look for trucks to position freight. After a storm, van and reefer loads tend to move in first, and flatbed demand picks up if there’s […]
Federal, News, Safety & Security
As Hurricane Florence’s time of arrival can be measured in hours rather than days, state Departments of Transportation are prepping for life-threatening flooding and a mass exodus of coastal residents. Kentucky and Tennessee have been added to the list of states with trucking regulated exemptions, while Georgia may apply lane reversals if needed. State DOT […]
Crime & Courts, Federal, News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is scheduled to testify in a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the effects that glider vehicle regulations have on truckers. Collin Long, OOIDA’s director of government affairs, will testify on behalf of the Association’s more than 160,000 members during a hearing for the Environment and Oversight subcommittees of the […]
Internet sales tax revenue is on the radar of Michigan’s chief executive to bolster infrastructure work in the state. The recent announcement from Gov. Rick Snyder follows a U.S. Supreme Court decision that internet companies do not need to have a physical presence in a state for the state to collect sales tax from online […]