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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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

FMCSA seeking input on agriculture definitions

FMCSA wants input to help decide which ag haulers should be included in its hours-of-service exemption.

Opinion

18-year-old truckers? Why not 16-year-olds?

Many in Congress are backing the ironically titled DRIVE-Safe Act to lower the age to drive commercial vehicles interstate from 21 to 18. Why stop there?


News

Volvo recalls 25,000 trucks for transmission-related issues


Volvo is recalling certain trucks for one of two issues. One recall deals with T-bolts in auto transmissions, whereas the other recall is a fuse issue.

News

Massachusetts bills cover driver privacy, local transportation questions

Two bills under review at the Massachusetts statehouse are intended to protect driver privacy and to permit local governments to pursue transportation funds at the ballot.

News

Teamsters, safety groups among those opposed to DRIVE-Safe Act

OOIDA isn’t the only group thinking lowering the interstate driving age to 18 is a bad idea. So do the Teamsters and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

Opinion

Paid to sleep? Drivers just need to be paid more

A Labor Department letter sparked debate on whether truckers should be paid to sleep. Regardless, Associate Editor Mark Schremmer writes, truckers should be paid more.

News

DAT Solutions: With fewer loads available, spot rates fall

Spot rates soften as a seasonal slump hits the market, says DAT Solutions. Reefer volumes and rates continue to fall, and so have van rates.

News

Find The Spirit and several OOIDA crew members at SuperRigs

OOIDA Executive V.P Lewie Pugh and other OOIDA staffers will be at Shell Rotella SuperRigs on July 25-27 at Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minn.