Land Line delivers a roundup of state legislation news happening in several states, including Florida, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Many claims made to promote a federal truck-only VMT tax are outright untrue – we’ll do some myth-busting. Also, EPA wants your views on truck emissions.
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.
The next stop on the 2020 Texas tour for OOIDA’s tour trailer is Hillsboro, Texas, just south of Dallas-Fort Worth. Check in and get a Land Line Magazine.
For the seventh week in a row the average U.S. price for a gallon of diesel fuel has dropped, but this time by less than a cent, says a federal report.
In a letter to lawmakers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association strongly opposed the promotion of a truck-only VMT tax.
OOIDA says any NOx emissions standards for heavy trucks must not unfairly burden truckers, and owner-operators shouldn’t be “guinea pigs” for new tech.
Crime & Courts
Even with the urging of the American Trucking Associations, a federal appeals court has denied Walmart a rehearing in a $55 million trucker wage lawsuit.
FMCSA snares positive substance abuse tests in the opening weeks of the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
Crime & Courts, Equipment
A jury in Nebraska found Navistar lied about defective MaxxForce engines in the sale of 24 trucks, yet another verdict against the company over the engines.
OOIDA’s tour trailer will spend the weekend in New Braunfels, Texas. Stop by to discuss EPA’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative or FMCSA’s Beyond Compliance push.
Ryan Newman survived a horrifying crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500, thanks to advancements in car safety. Has that tech made it to big trucks?
Funding mechanisms to get needed road and bridge work done are a constant theme at statehouses. So far this year much consideration is being given to tolls.