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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

Kentucky lawmaker asks U.S. DOT to expand ELD exemptions for horse show industry

Kentucky lawmakers will consider a resolution asking for federal regulators to expand the exemptions for the electronic logging device mandate for individuals in the horse showing industry. State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, is sponsoring SR140, which asks the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand the agricultural exemptions in the ELD regulations to include “all livestock […]

News, Safety & Security

Paccar recalls nearly 2,000 trucks for display panel indicating wrong gear

Paccar is recalling nearly 2,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks for issues with the instrument panel, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document. This recall only affects trucks with automated transmissions. More specifically, Paccar is recalling select 2014-18 Kenworth T680/T880 trucks and 2017-2018 Peterbilt 567/579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or […]

News

Deadline draws near for comments on SikhsPAC ELD exemption request

One week remains to file comments on an exemption to the electronic logging device mandate for Sikh truckers who haul agricultural commodities. The exemption request was filed by SikhsPAC – a political action committee representing American Sikhs – and the North American Punjabiz Trucker Association. The exemption applies to members of those groups who haul […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices decrease again across the U.S.

The average price of diesel across the U.S. dipped below $3 a gallon, according to ProMiles. The average price also is lower this week than last week in every region across the U.S. The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. on Monday was down 4.4 cents per gallon from the week […]

News

National Registry website outage approaches three-month mark

An FMCSA website remains “under construction” nearly three months after it was hacked on Dec. 1, 2017. Meanwhile, the agency hasn’t provided any estimates for when the site should be working again. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website went down after a security breach on Dec. 1 and didn’t regain functionality until Dec. 14. However, […]

News, Tolls

Minnesota DOT mulls over idea of new tolls with new study

While the federal infrastructure bill is still up in the air, states are trying to find out how to fund their infrastructure needs on their own in the meantime. In Minnesota, the idea of new tolls is floating around the state’s Department of Transportation. As mandated by a Minnesota law signed by the governor last […]

Business, Equipment

Peterbilt introduces the new mega sleeper

Welcome to the Peterbilt 579 UltraLoft Sleeper. It’s not just big – it’s an 80-inch integrated mega sleeper that offers plenty of headroom along with additional storage space. With a focus on the features and amenities drivers have been looking for, it’s sure to light you up. Thanks to input from Peterbilt customers, drivers, owner-operators […]

Crime & Courts, News

New Mexico appellate court affirms record-breaking $165M award for FedEx crash victims

An appellate court in New Mexico has affirmed an enormous jury award for the family of a mother and daughter killed in a crash involving a FedEx driver. The $165 million award is the largest ever in New Mexico. On Feb. 6, the Court of Appeals of New Mexico filed an opinion on a district […]

Features, Products & Services

Book report: Trucking authors pen books on a variety of topics

Spending hours on the highway and at truck stops across the nation gives a person plenty of time to think. Some OOIDA members and other truckers put those thoughts to paper. Some of the books are about trucking, while others include such topics as the Cold War and overcoming an abusive childhood. Here’s a quick […]

News

More states put forth bills asking feds for ELD relief

More statehouses are offering legislation aimed to ask federal authorities to provide truckers relief from the ELD mandate or to limit funding for its enforcement. Proposals in the legislatures of Alabama, Missouri, Idaho and Wyoming have been put forth this week. Fifteen bipartisan members of Alabama’s House of Representatives are co-sponsoring a resolution offered by Rep. Johnny […]