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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, State

New Pennsylvania law boosts fines for roadway litter

Littering along or near Pennsylvania roadways will soon carry a much harsher penalty. State law now sets fines for littering at $50 to $300. Repeat offenders face fines up to $1,000. Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill to boost fines for littering. Sen. Mario Scavello, R-Mount Pocono, said the stiffer punishment is […]

Features, OOIDA Member

OOIDA member Bart Boudreaux takes honors at Gulf Coast

Bart “Bowling Ball” Boudreaux has been a spectator at the Gulf Coast Big Rig Truck Show several times. But this year was his first experience showing a truck. “I told my friends, win, lose or draw, I don’t care. I’m entering it to have fun,” the OOIDA Senior Member from Thibodaux, La., said. Boudreaux’s 1980 […]


OOIDA’s The Spirit tours Illinois on its way to TopGun show

Jon Osburn, skipper OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, plans to spend the weekend in Morris, Ill., and then head for a couple of days in Wilmington, Ill. The Spirit of the American Trucker is scheduled to be at the TA truck stop at I-80 and Route 47 July 21-23. The truck stop is at Exit 112B. After […]

News, Tolls

Virginia Transportation Board members opinions varied on commuter, truck-only tolling options

Three months after legislation was signed and just two months after Virginia’s truck-toll study was officially launched, the Commonwealth Transportation Board held its first meeting about the plan on July 17. During the presentation, some board members were a little apprehensive about a lack of options tolling all motorists. Nick Donohue, deputy secretary of transportation, […]

Crime & Courts, Federal, News

Truck driver to Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act doesn’t apply

In his response brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, truck driver Dominic Oliveira said that the Federal Arbitration Act does not apply to transportation workers. The response, which was filed on July 18, is part of a Supreme Court case to decide whether labor disputes brought by independent contractors in the trucking industry are exempt […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

Ohio Senate committee advances bill to close speed trap loophole

A bill on the move at the Ohio statehouse is intended to close a loophole in state law that permits certain locales to issue civil speeding fines. Legislative action is spurred by enforcement efforts in the village of Brice in Franklin County. The 114-person village in central Ohio has a one-man police force that five […]


St. Christopher Fund’s ‘Jim’s Day’ fundraiser, honoring Jim Johnston, begins Monday

The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund is honoring Jim Johnston with “Jim’s Day” on July 23, Jim’s birthday. As former president and CEO of OOIDA, Jim’s support for SCF goes back to its beginnings. “Jim helped keep the SCF’s doors open twice in our early days, has donated additional thousands since then, and he became […]

News, State, Tolls

Four years after trucker’s lawsuit, SunPass still having significant problems

More than four years ago, a trucker sued the Florida Department of Transportation for SunPass overcharges. Earlier this week, FDOT announced it is suspending all future payments to the contractor who was hired to oversee a failed system and was supposed to fix that problem. Now, a state senator is worried the worst may still […]


OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer rolls into Gary, Ind.

Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to be at the Gary Petro truck stop July 19-20. The truck stop is on I-90/I-80 at Exit 9. Gary is on Lake Michigan, and it is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The city is about 25 miles from downtown Chicago. At […]

Crime & Courts, News

Court blocks EPA’s glider enforcement delay

A federal appeals court has blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from exercising “enforcement discretion” on glider manufacturers while the agency evaluates its proposal to repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles. The EPA announced on July 9 that it had decided to delay through 2019 the enforcement of a cap that would limit the number of […]