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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.

Elections, State

Ahead of upcoming elections, absentee voting changes continue

Concern about voters safely being able to fill out ballots for upcoming elections has spurred states all over the map to simplify absentee voting.


The Spirit stops in north Chicago area

OOIDA’s tour trailer is scheduled to stop Aug. 3-5 at the Chicago North TA is at I-94 and Russell on the Illinois-Wisconsin state line. Stop by.

Truck Parking

The Parking Zone – July 2020

This month, Love’s hard-fought battle comes to an end in one state and continues in another, truck parking at rest areas in two states expands, and more.

Features, Opinion

Love and hate for the ATA

Whenever John Bendel starts thinking respectful thoughts about the ATA, they do something to cheese him off. Well, it has happened again.


Truck to Success course to cover drug, alcohol testing

Drug testing is one of the issues covered in OOIDA’s Truck to Success course for drivers considering becoming owner-operators being offered Oct. 26-28.

Federal, News, OOIDA

FMCSA seeks public input at 2020 Trucking Safety Summit

Next week, truck drivers will have the opportunity to provide the FMCSA their input on what steps can be taken to improve highway safety.

Crime & Courts

Trucker’s insurance company blames attorneys for lawsuit loss in malpractice claim

Prime Insurance, representing a trucking company in a crash lawsuit, is suing its attorneys for malpractice, claiming the loss was their fault.

Business, News, Products & Services

Spot rates stay unseasonably warm, DAT reports

Spot rates are strong as freight brokers sort out supply chain imbalances, reports DAT Solutions. Retail, imports and DIY home construction business is up.

Crime & Courts

Appeals court denies rehearing in case of fleeing trucker

A trucker was denied a rehearing after an appeals court found that National Continental did not have to represent its client, who fled the country.

Coronavirus, Federal, News, OOIDA

OOIDA to Congress: Suspend Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

OOIDA told lawmakers that one way to provide tangible relief to truckers during the COVID-19 crisis is to suspend the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax for one year.