In a letter to President Donald Trump, the OOIDA asked for “urgent and immediate action” to protect truck drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal officials seem to agree another COVID-19 stimulus is needed; But what kind of bill, and what kind of stimulus? Also, advice for truckers.
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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.
News, Safety & Security
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 3,000 model year 2018 Freightliner and Western Star trucks. Affected trucks have an issue with the brake calipers. Nine different models of DTNA trucks have experienced problems with the calipers. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, the brake caliper mounting bolts may not be properly […]
Oozing up from the Arkansas Trucking Association in the early 2000s, the ELD mandate law had more than one father, at least according to a guy named Lane Kidd, then the association’s executive director. Lane was not one of the mandate’s fathers, but he was definitely its uncle. We’ll come back to that. Uncle Lane […]
As the ELD mandate goes into effect with many basic questions still unanswered and many technical concerns still unresolved, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is continuing to fight for the rights of all truckers and ensure enforcement of the mandate is consistent on a state-by-state basis. To that end, the Association has established a dedicated […]
Jason Allen Williams’ heroism is now official. The truck driver from Florida was recently honored with a Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission after rescuing a man from a burning truck in 2016. A Dec. 19 news release listed Williams as one of 20 recipients of the prestigious Carnegie Medal for outstanding civilian […]
As part of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to eight Midwest states more than two years ago, the state of Kansas has started installing its Truck Parking Information Management System or TPIMS. The system is slated to be available in the second half of 2018. In 2015, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s mandate for electronic logging devices took effect Monday. On Friday, Land Line Now Host Mark Reddig sat down with Joe DeLorenzo, director of FMCSA’s enforcement and compliance office, to discuss the mandate. Among the highlights of the interview are FMCSA’s promises to work with the industry to resolve issues during […]
With no timetable provided for when the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website will be operational again, the agency has turned its focus to developing “a manual process for access to the national registry.” The website, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, […]
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A new law in Oregon revises the state’s “move over” law to include all distressed vehicles. State law has required travelers to move over, or slow down if unable to switch lanes, for emergency vehicles parked along roadsides with warning lights activated. The new law clarifies that drivers have a choice to move over or […]
Crime & Courts, News
A Tennessee judge has upheld a jury’s decision reached in August to order Navistar to pay a trucking company more than $30 million for knowingly selling the company trucks with defective MaxxForce engines. Navistar plans to appeal the decision. In September 2015, Millan Supply Chain Solutions of Milan, Tenn., filed a complaint against Navistar and […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is down – again. The site, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, went down on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 30 and didn’t resume its functionality until the afternoon of Thursday, […]