Ryan Newman survived a horrifying crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500, thanks to advancements in car safety. Has that tech made it to big trucks?
The feds are busy creating new and proposed regulations – and OOIDA has been speaking out on them. Also, a billion dollars in federal infrastructure grants.
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, Safety & Security, State
A Michigan state lawmaker wants to clear up any confusion about requirements for the use of turn signals on roadways throughout the state. Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, D-Dearborn, has introduced a bill to amend Michigan vehicle code to specify that turn signals are required not only when turning but also when changing lanes. The Michigan Court […]
There won’t be room Oct. 19-22 for truck parking at the Love’s Travel Stop in Ormond Beach, Fla. Truckers will have to do a splash and dash. This is Biketoberfest time there, when thousands of motorcyclists converge on the Daytona Beach/Ormond, Fla., area. Daytona Harley Davidson, which is next door to Love’s 316 in Ormond […]
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]