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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.

News, Safety & Security

House passes bill to designate human trafficking prevention coordinator

One bill aimed at preventing human trafficking in the trucking industry was passed by Congress on Tuesday, Dec. 19, while another was expected to come to a vote on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act passed the House on a vote of 418-1 on Tuesday. Bill S1536 was sponsored by […]

News, Safety & Security

DTNA recalls 3,000 model year 2018 trucks for faulty brake calipers

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 […]

Opinion

Who to blame for the ELD mandate

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 […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA launches email portal for ELD enforcement complaints

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 […]

News

Trucker who saved man from burning truck receives Carnegie Medal

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 […]

News

Installation of truck parking info system underway in Kansas

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, […]

Federal, News

FMCSA enforcement director talks ELDs

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 […]

News

With CME website down, FMCSA provides instructions

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, […]

News, Safety & Security

Effective Jan. 1, Oregon ‘move over’ law covers all vehicles

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

Judge approves $30M verdict for trucking company in Navistar MaxxForce case

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 […]