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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, 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 […]

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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 […]

News, Truck Parking

FHWA seeks comments on information collection of updated Jason’s Law survey

In 2015, the Federal Highway Administration released the results of the Jason’s Law survey. It was intended to be a reference point and guidebook to solve the truck parking problem, but how much has the situation improved? Stakeholders will find out with an updated survey. Currently, FHWA is accepting comments on any aspect of the survey’s […]

News, State

Southern California fires spread, causing more road closures and evacuations

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 […]

News, State

Pennsylvania bills would revise towing rules for large trucks

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 […]