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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.

Crime & Courts

KDOT drops parents of crash victims from civil lawsuit

The Kansas Department of Transportation is no longer suing the parents of two children killed in a crash. However, KDOT is keeping a trucker on the hook.


OOIDA’s tour trailer heads to Hillsboro, Texas

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.

Fuel prices

U.S. average diesel fuel price drops again, but pace slows

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.

Federal, OOIDA

Truck-only VMT tax a ‘discriminatory funding ploy,’ OOIDA says

In a letter to lawmakers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association strongly opposed the promotion of a truck-only VMT tax.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA: NOx emission rules must not price smaller truck drivers out of business

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

Ninth Circuit denies Walmart’s rehearing request in trucker wage case

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.


Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse data nets nearly 8,000 positives

FMCSA snares positive substance abuse tests in the opening weeks of the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Crime & Courts, Equipment

MaxxForce engines cost Navistar another $500,000 in Nebraska lawsuit

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 heads to New Braunfels, Texas, for the weekend

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.


Where improvements in crash worthiness stop short

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?