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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.

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Trucking company seeks five-year exemption from ELDs for high-security loads

A motor carrier specializing in hauling high-security freight for the U.S. Department of Energy is requesting an exemption from the electronic logging device mandate. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Wednesday that it is accepting public comments on an ELD exemption request from Wilcox Truck Lines Inc., Springfield, Mo. According to the request, Wilcox […]

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Study reveals Americans drove distracted in 36 percent of trips

Perhaps not too surprising for most, recent data reveals that distracted driving is only getting worse. Research conducted by telematics and behavioral analytics company Cambridge Mobile Telematics shows distracted driving occurring in more than 36 percent of trips across the United States, a 5 percent increase from last year. Cambridge, Mass.-based Cambridge Mobile Telematics has […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA asks court to stop Pennsylvania toll revenue transfers by end of month

A few weeks after filing a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for excessive tolls, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the court to immediately stop the commission from transferring any money for purposes not related to the turnpike while the case is pending. On Monday, OOIDA filed the motion for preliminary injunction in […]

Features, OOIDA Member

Charity helps bring truckers home

For a truck driver, tragedy can strike at any moment. Whether it’s a crash, a health-related incident, or a family emergency, truck drivers are often hundreds — if not thousands — of miles away from home when it happens. A trucker since 1981, Robert Palm knows this reality all too well. The OOIDA member from […]

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Colorado Senate approves $500 million road funding deal

The prospects for working out a deal at the Colorado statehouse to pay for transportation work looks a little more promising. Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement on a long-term funding deal to help the state address a 10-year, $9 billion backlog in transportation needs. The Colorado Department of Transportation attributes the budget gap to […]

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The Spirit stops south of Atlanta before heading to Florida

Look for the OOIDA tour trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker, at a truck stop south of Atlanta through Tuesday. The Spirit is at the TA Atlanta South truck stop, which is at I-75 at Georgia Highway 36, Exit 201, in Jackson, Ga. After Tuesday, Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, plans to head […]

News, Truck Parking

Pilot Flying J wants input on parking directly from drivers

Drivers’ concerns and anxiety over a shortage of truck parking has increased since the ELD mandate went into effect. With 90 percent of truck parking coming from private truck stops, a lot of those concerns are directed at some of the bigger truck stop chains. Pilot Flying J is giving truckers an opportunity to voice […]

Fuel prices, News

Higher diesel prices found across the U.S.

For the third week in a row, the average U.S. price for a gallon of diesel went up, according to the Energy Information Administration. The average price for a gallon of diesel on Monday, April 2, was $3.042 per gallon. That is 3.2 cents higher than a week earlier. The lowest prices across the U.S. […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA member named Owner-Operator of the Year by TCA

Philip Keith, an OOIDA member from Long Beach, Miss., was named the Owner-Operator of the Year during the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual awards banquet last week in Kissimmee, Fla. Keith won this year after being a finalist a year ago. “It was overwhelming,” Keith said. “It was my second time around being a finalist. I […]

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Utah law forbids ticket quotas

Legislators in states around the country are pursuing action that is intended to put an end to police going on ticket-writing sprees. About 20 states have acted to discourage practices that pressure law enforcement officers to write tickets. A new law in Utah addresses concern about state and local departments setting quotas for traffic citations. […]