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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, OOIDA

OOIDA leads charge to reform hours of service

Countering a trend of increasing rigidness in regulations that subsequently are not improving the crash rates on the highways, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition on Tuesday calling for a reform of the hours-of-service regulations. OOIDA submitted the formal petition on Tuesday, Feb. 13, with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and […]

News

Study reveals prevalence of drowsy driving among passenger vehicle drivers

With so much discussion about fatigued truckers behind the wheel, where is all the talk about passenger vehicle motorists driving while drowsy? At last, AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety has recently released a study that looked into drowsy-driving crashes and identified drowsiness in nearly 10 percent of examined crashes. AAA monitored the driving of more […]

Opinion

The wisdom of ex-ATA honcho Tom Donohue

Do we all need ELDs? Not according to the ATA. “If we’re safe, if we do the maintenance, if we do the safety training, if we don’t have a lot of accidents, then we ought to have some flexibility.” Sound familiar? That’s pretty much OOIDA’s case in its request that safe small fleets and owner-operators […]

News

Appeals court affirms $2.75M judgment to trucker’s family

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a previous $2.75 million judgment to the estate of a Missouri trucker who was killed in a 2012 crash. Hasib Karahodzic died in a collision with another tractor-trailer on March 17, 2012, while traveling on Interstate 70 near Brownstown, Ill. In September 2012, JBS Carriers […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA recognizes drivers for safe driving records

OOIDA recently announced honorees in the Association’s Safe Driving Award program. The following drivers have been recognized by the Association for truck driving excellence. Lonnie L. Byers of Ozark, Ark., has been recognized for 48 years of safe, accident-free driving. William H. Newlin of Winchester, Va., has been recognized for 46 years of safe, accident-free […]

Crime & Courts, News

Student drivers denied new trial in wage suit against Werner

A class of student drivers’ attempt at a new trial in a class action against Werner Enterprises has been denied. In May 2017, a federal jury in Nebraska awarded nearly $780,000 to Werner student drivers who weren’t paid for rest breaks of 20 minutes or less. However, the class asked that the judgement be altered […]

News, Truck Parking

Minnesota installs regional truck parking technology at rest areas

Minnesota is the latest state to install its truck parking technology, known as Truck Parking Information Management Systems. TPIMS is part of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to eight Midwest states more than two years ago. The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently announced it has begun installing technology at rest areas that […]

News, Tolls

Rhode Island begins installing first two truck-only toll gantries

After a hard-fought battle with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Rhode Island Trucking Association and other industry stakeholders, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation began installing the first two truck-only toll gantries on Monday. It has been almost exactly two years since. Gov. Gina Raimondo signed her infrastructure plan called RhodeWorks into law on Feb. […]

News

DAT Solutions: Spot market truckload rates soar in January

Spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated and flatbed freight set new records in January as capacity remained tight due to shipper demand and fallout from the electronic logging device mandate, according to DAT Solutions. The national average spot van rate was $2.26 per mile in January, up 15 cents compared to December and 59 cents […]

News, Tolls

Utah Senate endorses plan to toll any state road

A bill moving forward at the Utah statehouse would expand the state’s authority to collect tolls on any roadway. Utah law already permits the use of tolls to cover state expenses. Tolling authority is limited to new roads. The Senate voted 26-3 to advance an amended bill to remove the restriction on roads that can […]