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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.

Crime & Courts, News

Appellate court affirms decision denying trucker of disability benefits

An appellate court panel has ruled in favor of an insurance company accused of wrongly denying a trucker disability benefits. The truck driver filed for the benefits after he lost his vision. However, the insurance company argued that a pre-existing condition caused the vision loss, disqualifying the driver from any benefits. On Sept. 26, the […]

News

In Carlisle, Pa., The Spirit has many distribution centers nearby

The next stop for OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer in Carlisle, Pa., is near the distribution centers for several companies. The Spirit of the American Trucker is scheduled to be at the Carlisle Petro on Oct. 13-15. There The Carlisle Petro is off I-81 at Exit 52 and off I-76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) at Exit 226. Carlisle […]

Analysis, News

ATRI analysis says operational costs continue to climb

The trucking industry’s operational costs continue to climb, according to recent findings from the American Transportation Research Institute. In the 2018 version of “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking,” ATRI analyzed trucking costs from 2008 through 2017. “With economic activity strengthening in 2017, the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers […]

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018: California voters to decide whether to repeal new vehicle taxes and fees

Voters in California next month will get the final word on whether they want to keep vehicle tax and fee increases imposed a year ago. Proposition 6 is an initiated constitutional amendment that began last fall as a petition drive to obtain signatures from California residents to get the question added to the Nov. 6 […]

News

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to begin journey Nov. 8

The 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree’s 2,000-plus mile journey from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to Washington, D.C., will be made in style. A Kenworth T680 Advantage with a special decal design will bring the tree cross-country for a special lighting ceremony in early December. Whitewood Transport’s Larry Spiekermeier, who has 1.6 million accident-free miles, was […]

Business, Equipment

Kenworth’s new W990 tractor brings the ‘Wow’

What’s shiny and new and bold and ready to rumble down the road? You’re right if you guessed the freshly introduced Kenworth W990. For months, there have been teases about this truck. Glimpses posted online did not do justice to the way this truck looks up close and personal. Kenworth’s design director, Jonathan Duncan is […]

News, Safety & Security

HURRICANE MICHAEL: Downgraded storm leaves path of destruction on roadways

After nearly reaching Category 5 status, Hurricane Michael is now Tropical Storm Michael as it moves northeast towards the Atlantic over the Carolinas. The storm left a trail of destruction around the Florida Panhandle and Georgia, causing several highway closures, power outages and destroyed structures. Michael reached peak strength of 155 mph sustained winds right […]

Crime & Courts, News

Florida jury awards trucker $3 million for career-ending crash

A Florida trucker was awarded more than $3 million by a Hillsborough County jury after the driver filed a lawsuit against a trucking company for a crash that ended his trucking career, according to court documents. On Oct. 2, a jury in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Hillsborough County, Fla., awarded former truck driver […]

News, Tolls

Pennsylvania House approves bridge commission reforms

One bill halfway through the Pennsylvania statehouse is intended to clear up inconsistencies in laws governing operation of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. The agency maintains and operates seven toll bridges and 13 free bridges connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The DRJTBC is made up of 10 commissioners, five from each state. Making […]

Opinion

Just a drink of water and a smile

Has the capacity crisis made shippers smarter? Have they finally stumbled upon the obvious? At least one logistics business magazine is trying to help. Inbound Logistics is a well-established magazine written for corporate shippers and 3PLs. The most important issue for most of them these days is capacity. Of course, that’s your empty truck. So […]