Want to know who would benefit from a bill that would increase minimum insurance for motor carriers to nearly $5 million? Follow the money.
Some senators think DOT hasn’t spent enough time looking at automation’s potential effect on your career. Also, a drone attack’s effect on the oil market.
In a public listening session on hours of service, OOIDA told FMCSA that truckers need more control over when it is and when it isn’t safe to drive.
Fuel prices, News
Oil prices skyrocketed on Monday after attacks on two oil plants in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. How will this affect diesel prices?
Crime & Courts
Former PFJ president Mark Hazelwood is requesting a federal appeals court grant him a new trial and a new judge to retry his fraud case.
The Florida Supreme Court soon will make the final decision on a sales tax for transportation approved by voters in the Tampa area nearly one year ago.
The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. dropped again, notching the ninth consecutive week of decreases.
A coalition led by OOIDA opposes four trucking mandates that the groups say would cost tens of billions of dollars while adding no safety benefits.
There is more than one hours-of-service rulemaking that needs feedback from truck drivers. Don’t forget HOS agriculture definitions
Crime & Courts
Does a facility require you to submit a fingerprint to gain access? In Illinois, that could violate your rights but net you up to $5,000.
Vehicle-related tax revenue is being pursued in Wisconsin to bolster road and bridge fund. One option under review would add hundreds of millions to the fund.
So, it’s great the drivers don’t have to spend more time in jail, but the fines and restitution they have to pay leave a bad taste in my mouth.