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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, State

Minnesota bumps speeds on certain highways

A 5-year-old legislative mandate soon will result in nine more two-lane highway segments with higher speed limits posted. Increases from 55 mph to 60 mph will be imposed on southern Minnesota highways by the end of the year. Early this year, speed limits of 60 mph were posted on seven northwest Minnesota highways. The changes […]

News

Oversize/overweight trucks prohibited from Peace Bridge Oct. 15 to May 15

Truckers operating oversize and overweight vehicles who use the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, N.Y., should take note. OS/OW trucks will be prohibited from crossing the bridge from Oct. 15 to May 15, 2019. According to a news release, crews will begin the final phase of the Peace Bridge rehabilitation project in October. This will involve […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices rise slightly compared to a week ago; two regions see declines

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday went up by less than a penny compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, Sept. 10, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.252. The EIA recorded increases in the average price […]

News, Safety & Security

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence expected to hit Carolinas on Thursday

Another Atlantic hurricane is threatening coastal states. Hurricane Florence is projected to make landfall near North and South Carolina on Thursday night or early Friday morning in what can potentially be the strongest storm to make landfall that far north in U.S. history. With the storm so far away, the National Hurricane Center has not […]

News, State

ELECTION 2018: Colorado fall ballot to include two transportation funding questions

Voters in Colorado this fall will decide on two measures to fund transportation work. After months of collecting signatures from residents in the state, two petition efforts have qualified for the Nov. 6 statewide ballot. The questions would use different funding methods to address infrastructure needs. One question calls for raising Colorado’s sales tax to […]

News

The Spirit sets up at the Big Iron Classic

The Big Iron Classic draws OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer north for a couple of days in Kasson, Minn. Jon Osburn and the Spirit of the American Trucker are scheduled to be at the Dodge County Fairgrounds through Saturday, Sept. 8. Staff Writer Wendy Parker also is there. Kasson is 15 miles west of Rochester, Minn. on […]

News

DAT SOLUTIONS: Spot freight market tightens, capacity improves

The number of loads posted on DAT MembersEdge fell 3 percent while the number of trucks improved 5 percent during the week ending Sept. 1. National average spot rates softened but continue to trend nearly 20 percent higher compared to this time last year. The average van rate fell 1 cent to $2.14 per mile, […]

News

Trucking industry experiences largest monthly job increase since March

Transportation jobs experienced a significant net increase in August after a more modest increase in July. The transport sector gained more than 20,000 jobs, due primarily to substantial increases in the trucking and transit industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The truck transportation subsector experienced an increase of 5,700 jobs in August after […]

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 […]