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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.

News, OOIDA

Sunny skies and palm trees welcome The Spirit to Vero Beach, Fla.

When Jon Osburn guides The Spirit of the American Trucker tour trailer in the TA Travel Center in Vero Beach, Fla., he will be in sight of palm trees and about 10 miles from city’s beaches. Look for The Spirit at the Vero Beach TA at I-95 and state Route 60. It is at Exit […]

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Maryland lawmakers approve more money for local roads

The days of local governments in Maryland needing to cut back on road work could soon be in the past. At one time, nearly one-third of the state’s highway user revenues was routed to counties and municipalities for road projects. Highway user revenues are made up largely of fuel taxes and vehicle fees. In 2010, […]

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CVSA slates Operation Safe Driver enforcement for July 15-21

Traffic safety personnel will be conducting a heightened enforcement campaign targeting unsafe driving behaviors on commercial and passenger vehicles later this summer. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Monday that its annual Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for place July 15-21. According to CVSA, unsafe driver behaviors by both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers […]

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Truckers hauling certain petroleum products exempt from 30-minute rest break rule

Another segment of the trucking industry has been granted an exemption to part of the hours of service regulations. This time, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration approved a 30-minute rest break exemption for some tanker truckers. Originally filed last September, National Tank Truck Carriers and the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association submitted an exemption application […]

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Daimler recalls more than 7,000 trucks, Navistar more than 500

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents show that Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar will notify customers and dealers of certain trucks about separate recalls. Daimler’s recall potentially affects more than 7,000 Western Star trucks, whereas Navistar’s recall involves more than 500 International LT trucks. Daimler is recalling 7,128 Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and […]

Fuel prices, News

Nationally, diesel prices don’t move much, but the Rockies, West Coast see increases

One diesel fuel price index says the national average per-gallon cost went up slightly on Monday compared to a week before while another says the national average dipped a few tenths of a cent. For the fourth week in a row, the average U.S. price for a gallon of diesel went up, according to the […]

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National registry website regains some functionality

The FMCSA is beginning to phase in some functionality to its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website, which has been under construction since it suffered a security breach on Dec. 1. On April 6, the website added a notice aimed at healthcare professionals who want to become a certified medical examiner and begin conducting Department […]

News, Tolls

West Virginia proposes doubling turnpike toll rates

Motorists driving through West Virginia may see a toll increase in the future. Last week, the West Virginia Parkways Authority proposed a toll increase that could double the current amount. During a board meeting on April 5, West Virginia Parkways Authority board members made a unanimous decision to move forward with a proposal that will […]

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Clock ticking for drivers who took DOT exam from Alabama chiropractor

The clock is ticking for more than 2,100 commercial motor vehicle drivers who were given 30 days to retake their Department of Transportation physicals after a chiropractor was indicted for falsifying results. In late March, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said 2,103 drivers, who received medical certificates from Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards in the […]

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Moving company out of service after nearly 100 complaints filed within five months

Arlington, Texas, moving company Presidential Moving was placed out of service in March after investigators discovered 256 violations during a compliance review, including contracting to unauthorized shippers and demanding more money than originally agreed to in the binding estimate. More than 80 complaints were filed within the first five months of operation. Beginning operations in […]