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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.

Opinion

Reading Mark Twain, comparing truckers to a steamboat pilots

I often read late at night. Right now I am reading about Mark Twain’s career as a steamboat pilot in his book “Life on the Mississippi.” I read it on a Samsung tablet, which would be handy in the cab of a truck. You can download a free copy of the book through Project Gutenberg. […]

News, Tolls

South Carolina bills cover tolls, highway widening

Road revenue in South Carolina is on the rise. However, it is not enough to address the state’s overall transportation funding needs. A 2017 state law increased the then-16.75-cent fuel tax rate. Specifically, the tax rate will increase by 2-cent increments over six years to benefit the state’s roads and bridges. When fully implemented, the […]

Federal, News

U.S. DOT’s Alan Hanson to become deputy administrator of FMCSA

A series of personnel shakeups will reshuffle the makeup of various federal agencies tasked with regulating trucking and transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will get a new deputy administrator in Alan Hanson, who previously served as one of two deputy chiefs of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hanson will replace Cathy […]

News, State

New York ELD enforcement remains in question

The status of New York’s enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate remains in limbo. The state, which had not adopted the federal electronic logging mandate into state law, has been prevented from enforcing the mandate. As noted in a recent decision in a lawsuit brought by OOIDA, the state is required to adopt the […]

News, Tolls

In class action lawsuit, OOIDA calls Indiana tolls unconstitutional

Saying that Indiana’s system of tolls is unconstitutional, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a class action lawsuit against the Indiana Finance Authority, the Indiana Toll Road Concession Co., and several state officials, including Gov. Eric Holcomb. OOIDA filed the class action complaint on Wednesday, Jan. 9 in U.S. District Court for the Southern […]

News, Tolls

Virginia governor, lawmakers propose tolls for I-81 corridor plan

Gov. Ralph Northam, along with nearly a dozen lawmakers, announced a draft legislative proposal regarding the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan, including tolls on all vehicles, except commuters.

Opinion

Promobot-ulisms are the future of shenanigans

“I got the promobot-ulisms once. Nearly kilt me. Ain’t ate a Denny’s buffet since.” Not that kind of botulism. The new kind. The kind happening earlier this week at 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In what can only be described as shenanigans, a Promobot minding its own Promo-business was struck and “killed” by […]

News, Tolls

Virginia governor, lawmakers propose tolls to fund I-81 corridor plan

Gov. Ralph Northam, along with nearly a dozen lawmakers, announced a draft legislative proposal regarding the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan, including tolls on all vehicles, except commuters.

News, State

Will Missouri authorize 75 mph speeds?

One Missouri state lawmaker has filed a bill for consideration that would raise speed limits from 70 mph to 75 mph for all vehicles on stretches of rural interstates and freeways.

Opinion

Group offers mea culpa, pulls video with incorrect fatigue stats

After Staff Writer Tyson Fisher pointed out misinformation in a MAASTO video, the organization made a rare move: It acknowledged and corrected the mistake.