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Featured: Coronavirus, News

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, 2019, when the first reports came out of China.

Fuel prices, State

Nevada locales get diesel tax collection authority

Truckers fueling in Nevada soon will be paying more tax at the pump. In return, the Silver State will soon become the first state to make public funds available for truck parking

Crime & Courts

Trucker alleges he lost leg after sleeping in freezing sleeper

A West Virginia trucker is suing his former employer after losing a leg to frostbite as a result in sleeping in a cab with no heat.

Fuel prices

Diesel prices dip for third week in a row

Diesel prices are down an average of 3.1 cents per gallon in the third week of decreases and remain well below pump prices from this time last year.

OOIDA

The Pacific Northwest welcomes OOIDA’s touring trailer

Coming down from the Rockies, Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring trailer, heads to Spokane, Wash., and then Seattle and Portland, Ore., after that.

Federal

FMCSA’s hours-of-service proposal misses June 7 target date

A notice of proposed rulemaking regarding truck drivers’ hours-of-service regulations has been delayed, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirmed on Friday, June 7. “FMCSA’s proposed rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations continues to be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget,” a spokesman for FMCSA told Land Line. “The timelines in the department’s […]

Federal

FMCSA seeks input about truck drivers’ detention time

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting information regarding driver detention times and how it affects roadway safety.

State

Texas bans red-light cameras

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill prohibiting cities in the Lone Star State from using photo systems to fine drivers for running red lights.

News, OOIDA

It is Montana mountain time for The Spirit

Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring trailer, and his canine co-pilot, Sassi, head to Montana’s mountains, stopping in Missoula on the way to Seattle.

State

Comment period closing on bus group’s petition on California break laws

The deadline nears to comment on whether the FMCSA should pre-empt bus and motor coach drivers from the California’s rest break rules.

Fuel prices, State

Illinois doubles fuel tax rates, nixes despised truck fee

Fuel tax rates in Illinois are on the verge of doubling. The state also is ready to relieve professional drivers of a tax collected for nearly two decades.