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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

Opinion

DOT watching the Web

Watch what you post on Facebook. The US DOT is watching. Department of Transportation Undersecretary Derek Kan recently told an industry group, “We are connecting diverse data sets with comprehensive and timely analysis for anybody that’s on social media.” It seems they consider social media is another source of information, along with things like traffic […]

News

Road-use tax pilot program in Washington state begins in two weeks

Washington state will launch its road-use tax pilot program in two weeks, according to state officials. The pilot program will last approximately one year and can potentially replace the fuel tax if proven successful. In partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Licensing, Federal Highway Administration, City of Surrey, Oregon […]

News

FMCSA extends comment period on personal conveyance guidelines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public comment period regarding a notice of proposed regulatory guidance concerning the use of a commercial motor vehicle for personal conveyance until Feb. 20. Originally, the deadline for comments was Jan. 18, but the FMCSA granted the American Trucking Associations’ request for a 30-day extension. The […]

News, Tolls

Indiana toll talk to meet road block?

Toll roads continue to be a topic of conversation at the Indiana statehouse. Two state lawmakers want to quell any possibility that tolls could be collected on Indianapolis-area interstates. The effort from Republican Senators Mike Delph of Carmel and Michael Young of Indianapolis come one year after state lawmakers approved a transportation bill to raise […]

Crime & Courts, News

Mississippi man pleads guilty to charges stemming from fake CDL certifications

A Mississippi CDL examiner has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his role in fraudulently granting CDL certifications well after he was fired from his job at a third-party CDL training and certification company, according at U.S. Department of Transportation news release. Derrious Dillon had worked for a company that trained and certified people looking […]

News, Safety & Security

Winter Storm Inga dumps ice, snow in the South; HOS waivers in place

Winter Storm Inga has caused unusually frigid temperatures in the South, resulting in at least nine deaths and major traffic problems. Several states have issued a declaration of emergency, exempting certain truckers from hours-of-service rules. Extending from Texas all the way to the Southeast, freezing temperatures and snow has plagued portions of the country not […]

Features, OOIDA Member

OOIDA members qualify for $1,000 off on Kenworth trucks

OOIDA members can get a rebate of $1,000 on the purchase price of a Kenworth sleeper truck during 2018. Kenworth and OOIDA are offering the promotion for the 16th consecutive year. OOIDA members can choose from a Kenworth T680 or T880 with a 52-inch or larger factory-installed sleeper or Kenworth T660, T800 and W900 glider […]

Crime & Courts, News

CRST says trainee didn’t provide prescription stating he required a service dog

With the case now moved to Iowa, CRST International continues to dispute the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s claims that the trucking company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by rescinding a job offer to a military veteran. The EEOC originally filed the complaint with a Florida federal court in March 2017, alleging that the Cedar […]

Federal, News

Government report highlights economic importance of transportation

Truckers know that the trucking industry drives the economy, both literally and metaphorically. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has quantified the transportation sector’s contribution to the economy with its recently released 2017 Transportation Economic Trends. As the report points out, transportation “makes economic activity possible and serves as a major economic activity itself.” The report […]

News

Road Dog channel to premiere Women in Trucking

Starting this weekend, SiriusXM will have a weekly show dedicated to the women of the trucking industry. Women in Trucking, a live call-in show on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146, is scheduled to premiere at 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 20. The two-hour show will be hosted by Ellen Voie, who is president and CEO […]