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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.

News, TRACER Alert

TRACER ALERT: Red Volvo VNL with white Sun Valley trailer stolen in Florida

A red 2007 Volvo VNL pulling a white 1999 Sun Valley van trailer was reported stolen on Dec. 6 at 829 Benoist Farms Road in West Palm Beach, Fla. The truck has “Red Summer Transportation” on the side, and the trailer has “#201” on the sides. TRACER lists a Florida license plate of BA60AD and a VIN […]

Crime & Courts

Jackknifed truck, drug abuse cost Kentucky driver his CDL

A Kentucky-licensed truck driver who jackknifed his tractor-trailer in August and has repeatedly been found incapacitated by a Schedule I controlled substance has lost the right to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Scotty R. Kinmon was declared an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He was served the order […]

Opinion

ELD mandate isn’t about safety

This statement will not serve as news to truck drivers, but it still needs to be said. The electronic logging device mandate has nothing to do with safety. While truck drivers are well aware of this, many people in the general public remain misinformed. Case in point, check out a recent column from Chris Tomlinson […]

News, State

Missouri bill would increase fuel tax 10 cents

While talks continue in Missouri for a solution to the state’s nearly one-half of a billion dollars in annual road and bridge funding needs, a state lawmaker has filed legislation that relies on a fuel tax increase. A 23-member task force of state officials and private citizens is working on a list of transportation funding […]

News

House committee roundtable addresses autonomous tech in trucking industry

As both the House and Senate have autonomous vehicle bills sans trucks floating around Congress, the issue of what to do with heavy commercial vehicles and AV technology is still on the table. Those issues were addressed during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee roundtable on Thursday, Dec. 7. Committee members discussed emerging technologies in […]

Crime & Courts, News

FMCSA orders Washington’s Even Flo Logistics to cease operations

Because of repeated failed roadside inspections, Even Flo Logistics LLC, Tumwater, Wash., has been declared an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations. The FMCSA also declared Even Flo Logistics truck driver Shawn Roberts an imminent hazard and prohibited him […]

Crime & Courts, News

California driver declared unfit to drive after fatal wreck

A fatality motor vehicle crash in September in Arizona has resulted in California-licensed truck driver Dharm Lingam being declared an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that Lingam was operating a large commercial truck on Interstate 10 […]

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Spot rates hit three-year high

It’s typical to see a big increase in spot market activity in the week after Thanksgiving. A lot of people take a day or two off that week, and comparing a regular workweek to a short one usually results in about 40 percent more load posts. But load posts on DAT MembersEdge soared 64 percent […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA sends letter to state attorneys general outlining ELD mandate enforcement issues

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is sending an advisory letter to state attorneys general outlining potential legal issues with enforcing the upcoming mandate on electronic logs. The letter aims to inform the state agencies and officers charged with enforcing the Dec. 18 mandate about potential problems created by the rulemaking. Among the seven points outlined […]

Federal, News

FMCSA’s Certified medical examiner website down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website continued to experience technical difficulties as of Wednesday, Dec. 6. The site, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, has been down for several days. “The National Registry of Certified […]

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