Dozens of national and state agricultural commodities groups are adding their names to the opposition of a using truck-only VMT to fund transportation.
The freight market is showing some signs of life after a weeks-long slump. Meanwhile, diesel prices continue to drop as oil plummets on coronavirus fears.
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.
The Thomas Fire and Creek Fire in Southern California continue to rage and grow, creating imagery that many are describing as apocalyptic or a Mordor scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” Roadways continue to close and mandatory evacuation orders have expanded. As of 11:48 a.m. local time, the Thomas Fire has grown from […]
Pennsylvania state lawmakers are pursuing rule changes that would apply to towing tractor-trailers. One new bill offered by Sen. Robert Tomlinson, R-Bucks, would revise towing requirements in an effort to enhance road safety for tow truck operators and other motorists. Pennsylvania law requires tow truck operators to tow disabled tractor-trailers to the nearest place of […]
You have until the end of the year to nominate someone to join the OOIDA Board of Directors as an alternate board member. Every two years OOIDA holds an election for board alternates. Alternates are elected to two-year terms by and from the membership. All current alternate board member terms expire in 2019, so it’s […]
Trucking company Daseke Inc., based in Addison, Texas, has recently announced its acquisition of three trucking firms, according to a news release. Although Daseke did not disclose the amount paid, Reuters calculated the combined revenue of the three companies at $320 million. Daseke, the largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, has acquired […]
What good is a recall notification if you never receive it? That was the crux of a Government Accountability Office study that looked into how consumers receive and access vehicle recall information. GAO found that a major issue was a lack of electronic communications to consumers. In a focus group sample of 94 consumers, GAO […]
A new law in Michigan requires fuel stations to put in place protections intended to prevent payment card “skimming” at fuel pumps. The devices are attached to external fuel pump payment card readers. The small devices, or “skimmers,” are designed to steal and store debit and credit card data. The data can then be retrieved […]
Peak wildfire season may be over, but the threat is far from it. The Thomas Fire just north of Santa Paula, Calif., is burning approximately 45,000 acres as of press time, forcing thousands of evacuations and several highway closures. Two separate fires in Los Angeles County also are threatening residents and motorists. According to the […]
OOIDA, TRACER Alert
A maroon 1999 Kenworth T2000 was reported stolen on Dec. 3 at 167 NE 6th Avenue in Miami Beach, Fla. The truck has “Triple J Freight” on the doors. TRACER lists a Florida license plate of A2329Z and a VIN number of 1XKTDU9X2XJ790029 for the truck. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to […]
Fuel prices, News
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down four-tenths of a cent to $2.922 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 4. This marks the first decrease after a short-lived increase last week, which was preceded by a one-week decrease. Diesel prices went down in seven of 10 regions in the […]
The state of Wisconsin could soon be added to the growing list of states across the country to call on professional drivers to help curb human trafficking. The Wisconsin Assembly voted unanimously to advance a bill to the Senate to mandate that prospective truck drivers receive training on trafficking prevention. Specifically, a course would be […]