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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

Analysis, News

DAT Solutions: Flatbed market stays hot as rates climb

Rebuilding is in full swing in places affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which is good news for flatbed haulers. While spot flatbed load posts on MembersEdge fell 7 percent and truck posts increased 6 percent during the week ending Oct. 14, the national average spot flatbed rate added 2 cents to $2.33/mile. That’s the […]

Elections, News, State

ELECTION 2017: Dallas-area voters to decide Nov. 7 on transportation questions

Voters in the Dallas area will decide next month on multiple questions to benefit transportation work. The ballot in Dallas will include a question about increasing the city’s debt by $534 million to fund infrastructure projects, primarily road projects. Approval of Proposition A would authorize city officials to tap general obligation bonds to pay for work on […]

News, State, Truck Parking

WSDOT proposes weigh station near Snoqualmie Pass; North Bend opposes

More than a year after the city of North Bend, Wash., passed an ordinance banning future development of truck parking in an area in dire need of parking spaces, the Washington State Department of Transportation has proposed a new weigh station with more parking near the city. North Bend city officials have expressed opposition. Currently, a […]

Crime & Courts, News

Appeals court to hear arguments in OOIDA’s sleep apnea case against U.S. DOT

Oral arguments are scheduled for Nov. 15 in the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit that alleges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration bypassed the rulemaking process in order to regulate obstructive sleep apnea. The arguments will be heard by Judges Duane Benton, Bobby E. Shepherd, and Jane Kelly for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals […]

News

Accelerate! Conference and Expo Nov. 6-8 in K.C.

The third annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo, hosted by the Women In Trucking Association, is on the industry calendar for early November in Kansas City, Mo. The three-day conference takes place Nov. 6-8 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and includes more than 30 educational seminars on careers in trucking for women. Register by […]

Crime & Courts, News

Trucker in San Antonio trafficking case pleads guilty to smuggling aliens

A truck driver who was illegally transporting dozens of smuggled immigrants has pleaded guilty to his role in an undocumented alien smuggling operation that resulted in 10 deaths last summer. The driver, 61-year-old James Matthew Bradley Jr., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport aliens resulting in death and one count of transporting […]

News

Illinois DOT seeks input regarding rest areas

Have a problem with Illinois rest areas? The Illinois Department of Transportation wants to hear about it. IDOT is collecting data from a public with a survey available through Sunday, Oct. 29. The survey is 20 questions and asks motorists to identify the most recent rest area visited, rank the importance of various amenities (including […]

News

Tony, Tiger Truck Stop’s controversial mascot, put to rest at the age of 17

The trucking industry lost a both beloved and controversial life on Monday. Tony, the live tiger who lived at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., passed away on Oct. 16. Tony has been the center of attention for many years as animal rights groups have protested the truck stop’s ownership of the exotic animal. […]

News

California gets go-ahead to continue truck platoon testing

Testing of autonomous vehicles to haul freight in California is not going away anytime soon. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to extend authorization for the California Department of Transportation to test truck platooning. State law permitting testing of the technology was set to expire at the end of this year. The […]

News

Oregon ticket cameras to pull double duty

Communities in Oregon that employ red-light cameras now have expanded ability to issue additional automated tickets. A new state law now in effect allows red-light camera systems to also be used to nab speeders. There are 11 communities around the state that already have red-light systems in place. Approved by the Oregon Legislature this year, […]