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


FMCSA, NHTSA extend comment period for autonomous vehicle rulemaking

There are 30 additional days to comment and guide FMCSA on rules for autonomous vehicles and comment on removing “unnecessary regulatory barriers.”


OOIDA letter asks Congress to reject ‘misguided’ plan to raise insurance minimums

OOIDA tells Congress to back off a plan that could jolt insurance premiums for small-business truckers, calling it an unnecessary, costly federal mandate.
The plan’s an ‘unnecessary, costly federal mandate’ that could jolt premiums.

Fuel prices

U.S. diesel prices continue to slide for third week

Retail diesel fuel prices continue to slide, now for the third week. In New England, the average price for a gallon of diesel dropped 1.6 cents.


‘Citizen voices’ cited in road costs rising threefold, study shows

A Brookings Institute study found a link between the environmental/civil rights movements of the ’60s and ’70s and higher costs of interstate construction.

Federal, News

Comment periods open on ag definitions rulemaking, out-of-state CDL requirement

FMCSA seeks comments on several trucking issues starting today, including defining ag commodities for hours of service and CDL testing in your home state.


Truckers eagerly await hours-of-service proposal

While July 31 is the projected date for the publication of FMCSA’s hours-of-service proposal, it is unclear when it will actually be made public.


The Spirit heads to Effingham, Ill., when SuperRigs is over

Maybe it will be a little quieter in Effingham, Ill., than it was at Shell Rotella SuperRigs. Jon Osburn and The Spirit are headed there to find out.


Texas police officer’s government immunity waived in truck-involved crash

An off-duty officer who allegedly started a chain of events resulting in a truck rear-ending a car does not have immunity, says a Texas appeals court.


Action continues at statehouses to end time changes

The pursuit of doing away with twice-annual time switches continues to gain steam at statehouses across the U.S. with support from both sides of the aisle.


Trucks not included in proposed Maryland toll relief package

The Maryland Transportation Authority’s moving forward with the governor’s proposed toll relief program. Truckers, however, won’t likely see any savings.