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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

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.

State

Idaho bill would pull more sales tax for roads

One bill halfway through the Idaho Legislature would provide additional revenue for state and local roads via an existing source available to the state.

OOIDA, Products & Services

Owner-ops with own authority, get help with from OOIDA’s Compliance Connection

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s Compliance Connection program helps manage the paperwork of managing a fleet of any size, small or big.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA: Infrastructure, truck parking key to nation’s freight plan

Tackling infrastructure woes, a lack of truck parking and overregulation are key considerations for the DOT’s National Freight Strategic Plan, OOIDA said.

Crime & Courts

Celadon bankruptcy: Company starts to move some assets

Some of Celadon Group’s assets, including four pieces of Andy Warhol artwork, are in the process of being sold amid the bankruptcy proceedings.

Crime & Courts

P.A.M. Transport ordered to pay $2M to drivers in wage lawsuit

A federal judge has ordered P.A.M. Transport to pay drivers nearly $2 million in lost wages. Drivers could get more as other claims go to trial.

Truck Shows

MATS concert travels downtown for 2020 show

The 49th edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show will have a new location for its annual concert. MATS will be March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky.

Fuel prices

Average U.S. diesel fuel price continues to fall

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the United States dropped 4.6 cents from a week ago. It is the fifth straight week of decreases.

State, Tolls

Wyoming I-80 toll bill gets truckers’ attention

The pursuit of tolls in Wyoming along Interstate 80 is one issue drawing attention at the statehouse as legislators return for the opening of the regular session.

State

California bill to eliminate speed differentials gains OOIDA support

If one California state lawmaker gets his way, the state would do away with speed limit differentials. Currently, smaller vehicles traveling in the state are allowed to drive 65 mph – 70 mph in certain locations – while large vehicles are limited to 55 mph. Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Fairfield, has introduced a bill to authorize […]

News

Revised numbers reveal trucking employment not as bad in 2019

Updated stats paint a prettier picture for trucking employment last year. Meanwhile, preliminary numbers suggest a slower start to the year for 2020.