pfj-728x90-4-20

The Latest

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.

Fuel prices

Diesel fuel prices continue to tumble across U.S.

California’s average price for a gallon of diesel dropped 15.7 cents to $3.395, helping pull the U.S. average down for the 12th week in a row.

OOIDA

Truck to Success course postponed until the fall

OOIDA’s Truck to Success course, which was scheduled for May 5-7 in Blue Springs, Mo., has been postponed until the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Equipment, Opinion

Pack ’em, then stack ’em: the future of trucking, according to Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has shown us the future of trucking. And you could say that future looks very … vertically integrated, contributing editor John Bendel reports.

State

UPDATED: States shuffle dates for primary elections

The novel coronavirus is affecting efforts to shape the fall ballots across the country. States already are taking steps to change dates of primaries.

State

Florida governor orders border checkpoints

Florida has set up border checkpoints at its borders on I-95 and I-10 to enforce a COVID-19 order on travelers. Commercial trucks don’t have to stop.

Equipment

Thousands of Navistar trucks recalled for brake light issue

Navistar is recalling thousands of certain International trucks due to an issue with the brake light switch, according to NHTSA.

State

Total statewide stay-at-home orders now at 38

Alaska, Colorado, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Utah all have some form of a stay-at-home order, while Pennsylvania added more counties to its list.

State, Truck Parking

PennDOT reopens five more rest areas, 28 in total

PennDOT has reopened five more rest areas, leaving only two closed after the department closed all 30 rest areas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State

UPDATED: Montana, New Hampshire, Kansas issue stay-at-home orders

Montana and New Hampshire are the latest states to issue stay-at-home orders for residents. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania added nine more counties to its list.

Federal

House passes $2 trillion emergency relief package

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $2 trillion relief package to help Americans, small businesses and industries affected by COVID-19 pandemic.