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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.

Opinion

The Easter Bunny isn’t real but the ELD enforcement date is

April 1, 2018 This just in:  Mary Ellen Kozyneck of Great Expectations, N.Y., reports being “run clean off the road,” by a “giant bunny driving an egg truck.” A formally lodged complaint to the FMCSA followed sobriety tests. Sources close to no one in particular state that Mrs. Kozyneck’s concern isn’t the first the federal […]

Opinion

A death blow to Uber’s driverless project?

Uber Freight has stopped its driverless truck program, at least for the time being. The company had only recently announced an active 344-mile shuttle of actual freight between Arizona and California. Actually Uber has suspended all of its driverless vehicle on-highway operations since one of the company’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs struck and killed a […]

Features, OOIDA Member

OOIDA member credits family for his Road Warrior award

After being named the Pilot Flying J Road Warrior winner, OOIDA member Michael Sheeds deferred the credit to his family. “Any good that they may see in me is pretty much a reflection of my wife and kids,” Sheeds said. “My family is the best part of me.” The Road Warrior program, which is in […]

News

New Mason Mega Rail in Georgia to take 200,000 trucks off the highways

The Georgia Port Authority is hard at work at the Port of Savannah, with an inland terminal slated to open in October. Its latest project, the Mason Mega Rail, broke ground on Monday, March 26, and is expected to take more than 200,000 trucks off the roads each year. The Georgia Port Authority’s $126.7 million […]

News

The Spirit rolls into Cartersville, Ga.

The next stop for OOIDA’s tour truck is Cartersville, Ga. Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to set up at the Cartersville TA truck stop at Exit 2962 on I-75. He is scheduled to be in Cartersville through March 31. Cartersville is northwest of Atlanta. The stop before Cartersville was […]

News, Tolls

New Utah law permits tolling any road

It’s a done deal in Utah. A new law gives the state expanded authority to collect tolls on any roadway. Until now Utah law has permitted the use of tolls to cover state expenses. Tolling authority, however, was limited to new roads. Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a bill to remove the restriction […]

Opinion

The Difference Between ‘Autopilot’ and ‘Autonomous’

Hey y’all, guess what? Baseballs and golf balls are both round. Both have unique attributes to withstand being hammered hundreds of yards. But you wouldn’t use a golf ball to play the World Series. And I doubt there has ever been a baseball on the green during the Masters. See what I’m getting at here? […]

News

Former medical examiner sentenced for falsifying at least one exam

A medical examiner who pleaded guilty last August to falsifying exams was sentenced on March 21. The former examiner was given prison time and is required to pay thousands of dollars. Tonya Rae Yawn-Lewis of Helena, Ga., was charged with one count of falsification of records with intent to impede proper administration of Department of […]

News

Voided exams affect more than 2,100 drivers

More than 2,100 commercial motor vehicle drivers who received medical certificates from Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards in Phenix City, Ala., will have to retake their exams, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirmed on Tuesday, March 27. Last week, the FMCSA announced that it planned to revoke all medical certificates issued by Edwards to drivers […]

Opinion

Observations about being nicer

Somebody’s screaming looking at the ceiling Oh oh Everything’s so funny I don’t have the money Oh oh People don’t even know me but they know how to show me Oh oh Why can’t you be nicer to me? – John Anthony White  I’ve informally adopted the White Stripes song, “Why Can’t You Be Nicer […]