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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

Virginia leaders move forward plans to boost transportation revenue

In Virginia, the governor and other prominent lawmakers want to overhaul transportation revenue collection. Among the changes is higher fuel taxes.

OOIDA

Becoming an owner-operator is a big step: Need-to-know info

Before making the leap to becoming an owner-operator, take OOIDA’s Truck to Success course to make sure you are considering all the angles.

Equipment

Layoff news at commercial truck manufacturers piles up

Several North American truck manufacturing companies have laid off employees or announced plans to do so because of a glut of trucks on the market.

Crime & Courts, State

Temporary restraining order extended in AB5 lawsuit

A federal judge extended a temporary restraining order that blocks California from enforcing motor carriers to comply with Assembly Bill 5.

Crime & Courts, State

California insurance agent gets five years for stealing truckers’ premiums

A California insurance agent will serve jail time and pay restitution after bilking trucker drivers out of $174,000 in phony insurance policies.

Federal, News

ATRI report suggests government is falling behind on AV policy

According to an American Transportation Research Institute report, the federal government is falling way behind AV technology.

State

Washington state bill taps existing revenue for roads

Work begins this week at the Washington state Legislature, and one issue already getting attention is raising revenue for roads and bridges.

Fuel prices

A gallon of diesel costs a little more than last Monday across the U.S.

Across the U.S. and in nearly every region, the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel increased from a week ago, says a federal report.

Crime & Courts, State

Texas hemp case likely to end with lawsuit

Aneudy Gonzalez was arrested on drug charges and released a month later after it was determined the load was hemp and not marijuana.

News

Transportation employment suffers worst year since recession

The employment situation for the transport sector and trucking subsector was not a good one in 2019. Year-end numbers are among the worst in several years.