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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.

State

More than a dozen states make changes to absentee voting

Concern about voters safely being able to fill out ballots for upcoming elections has spurred states all over the map to simplify absentee voting rules.

Crime & Courts

Class action predatory towing lawsuit against Chicago will proceed

Predatory towing is not just a trucking problem. A towing lawsuit against the city of Chicago filed by passenger drivers will proceed on seven of 10 counts.

Opinion

Minnesota McDonald’s has a big truck drive-thru

You won’t need curb service at the Chisholm, Minn., McDonald’s location, but you can get it using the app at other McDonald’s locations.

Federal

DeFazio pushes for infrastructure plan as next phase of relief

Rep. Peter DeFazio, who referred to truck drivers as heroes, pushed for an investment in the nation’s infrastructure as the next phase of COVID-19 relief.

Federal, News

Senators want to delay implementation of USMCA amid COVID-19

The USMCA agreement was supposed to be implemented June 1. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, though, 19 senators are pushing to delay the trade pact.

OOIDA

OOIDA extends its ‘no truck show’ membership special through April

The ‘no truck show’ membership special that OOIDA offered when the Mid-America Trucking Show was canceled in mid-March has been extended through the end of April.

State

With truckers in mind, Tennessee revises left lane law

To benefit truck drivers, a new law in Tennessee addresses concern about keeping the far left lane of highways and interstates open for passing vehicles.

Coronavirus, State

Stay-at-home order for Texas and Florida; other states expand orders

Florida, Texas and South Carolina have been added to the map of stay-at-home orders. Maine, Mississippi and Pennsylvania have expanded previous orders.

State

Upgrades to Nogales port of entry should improve traffic flow

Truckers should have an easier time getting to and from the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., once an 18-month project starting soon is finished.

Coronavirus, Federal

FMCSA issues guidance for truckers in travel-restricted areas

FMCSA has released guidance regarding truck drivers who are making deliveries to areas that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.