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Featured: Coronavirus, News

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.

Opinion

How to sustain the sustainable

“Santa Fe truck Stop rejected; other development approved.” Santa Fe, Sweetie, let’s sit down and have a talk about being “sustainable.” I know it’s uncomfortable, but these things really need to be said out loud. I realize, in a perfect world, big bad trucks and all the hideous things they bring into your community (like […]

News

Scholarship fund donations helps OOIDA kids, grandchildren get a higher education

OOIDA welcomes contributions to the Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund. The OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Program has been assisting the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members in their efforts to gain a higher education since 1998. OOIDA annually awards one $2,000-per-year scholarship and four $1,000-per-year scholarships. The students are selected in a blind evaluation […]

Analysis, News

ATRI seeking info about operation costs for annual report

Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute releases its Operational Costs of Trucking report. ATRI is currently collecting data for the next report and needs truckers to submit their information. ATRI is seeking data from for-hire fleets in the areas of driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease/purchase payments. Carriers should submit cost per […]

News, Safety & Security

Missing Truck Driver Alert Network enlists help of many in searches

The Missing Truck Driver Alert Network uses its reach in the professional trucking community via social media to help family and friends locate a truck driver who is missing. The service began in February 2012. It is operated by Kari Fisher, wife of driver Lee Fisher, an OOIDA member. They can be reached via the network’s […]

News, State

Colorado lawmakers approve $645 million road funding deal

A deal is finally done in Colorado to pay for transportation work throughout the state. House Republicans and Democrats in both chambers have reached agreement on a long-term funding deal to help the state address a 10-year, $9 billion backlog in transportation needs. Their deal greenlights the funding legislation to move to the governor’s desk. […]

News

Minnesota House approves stiffer punishment for highway protesters

Concern about highway blockages is addressed in a bill that is halfway through the Minnesota statehouse. The legislative action is in response to traffic disruptions the past few years related to protests and demonstrations. To date, states including South Dakota and Tennessee have enacted specific rules to deter highway protests through stiff fines and punishments. Governors in Arkansas and Minnesota a year ago […]

News, Truck Shows

More than 500 trucks participate in annual Mother’s Day convoy

The 29th annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy in Lancaster, Pa., drew the third-largest turnout in the history of the show as more than 500 trucks participated for the third consecutive year. According to a Facebook post on May 13 from the account Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, 539 trucks drove in the convoy. “It’s […]

Crime & Courts, News, Safety & Security

California trucking company owner, employees charged for fatal tanker explosion

Three individuals and two trucking companies in California face charges related to illegally repairing cargo trucks, according to federal court documents. As a result of at least one such alleged illegal repair, a truck transporting gasoline was involved in a fatal explosion. The companies’ owner was involved in two other tanker explosions, one of which […]

Fuel prices, News

Rising diesel prices push Gulf Coast states above $3 per gallon, California close to $4

Not only has the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel in the U.S. again risen, but now all regions are reporting prices above $3, according to a federal report issued Monday. On Monday, May 14, the Energy Information Administration reported the average price per gallon of diesel cost rose 6.8 cents to $3.239. […]

News

Trial for former Werner trainee accused of murdering trainer begins today

A former truck driver trainee accused of fatally stabbing his driver trainer is going on trial for first-degree murder in Belton, Texas. The suspect, Stanley Polk, 46 at the time, of Las Vegas, Nev., was a driver trainee for Werner Enterprises when he was accused of fatally stabbing his driver trainer, Ronald Ruiz, 62, of […]