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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.

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Chaining up in Canada

Land Line provides you with a comprehensive roundup of chain- and studded tire-related laws in all 10 provinces and three territories of Canada.

Equipment, News

Volvo to recall a few thousand new trucks over steering issue

If you have a newer Volvo VNL or VNR truck experiencing steering issues, it may be part of a recall officially announced by NHTSA on Nov. 13.

Federal

Women in trucking bill introduced in Senate

Jerry Moran and Tammy Baldwin on Nov. 14 introduced the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act. OOIDA is supportive of the bill.

State

CTA lawsuit claims ABC test violates constitution

The California Trucking Association filed an amended complaint on Nov. 12, alleging that the ABC test violates the U.S. constitution.

Federal

FHWA publishes proposed changes to bridge inspection standards

With nearly 50,000 bridges considered structurally deficient, perhaps it’s time to improve bridge inspection standards. FHWA is proposing exactly that.

Fuel prices, State

Massachusetts officials mull fuel tax increase

Transportation funding options being touted in Massachusetts have fuel tax components included that would raise rates by as much as a quarter.

Federal

Brake Safety Week 2019: CVSA places 13.5% of commercial vehicles out-of-service

Results are in for Brake Safety Week 2019, and most commercial vehicles inspected during CVSA’s annual enforcement campaign passed inspection.

OOIDA

Time’s running out to participate in Truckers for Troops 2019

OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign ends on Nov. 15. Find out how you can be a part of the Association’s efforts to support U.S. military veterans at home and abroad.

State

Dozen states look at cap-and-trade to aid transportation

A group of governors from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic are working through a plan to aid transportation funding via a “cap-and-trade” program.

Federal

U.S. DOT invests $900 million in BUILD infrastructure grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $900 million in BUILD grants for 55 infrastructure projects in 35 states.

Federal

Nov. 16 deadline looms to protect IDs from UCR data breach

Some carriers need to request aid from UCR soon to deal with the fallout from a March data breach that affected roughly 23,000 carriers.