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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, Tolls

Virginia Transportation Board members opinions varied on commuter, truck-only tolling options

Three months after legislation was signed and just two months after Virginia’s truck-toll study was officially launched, the Commonwealth Transportation Board held its first meeting about the plan on July 17. During the presentation, some board members were a little apprehensive about a lack of options tolling all motorists. Nick Donohue, deputy secretary of transportation, […]

Crime & Courts, Federal, News

Truck driver to Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act doesn’t apply

In his response brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, truck driver Dominic Oliveira said that the Federal Arbitration Act does not apply to transportation workers. The response, which was filed on July 18, is part of a Supreme Court case to decide whether labor disputes brought by independent contractors in the trucking industry are exempt […]

Crime & Courts, News, State

Ohio Senate committee advances bill to close speed trap loophole

A bill on the move at the Ohio statehouse is intended to close a loophole in state law that permits certain locales to issue civil speeding fines. Legislative action is spurred by enforcement efforts in the village of Brice in Franklin County. The 114-person village in central Ohio has a one-man police force that five […]

News, OOIDA

St. Christopher Fund’s ‘Jim’s Day’ fundraiser, honoring Jim Johnston, begins Monday

The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund is honoring Jim Johnston with “Jim’s Day” on July 23, Jim’s birthday. As former president and CEO of OOIDA, Jim’s support for SCF goes back to its beginnings. “Jim helped keep the SCF’s doors open twice in our early days, has donated additional thousands since then, and he became […]

News, State, Tolls

Four years after trucker’s lawsuit, SunPass still having significant problems

More than four years ago, a trucker sued the Florida Department of Transportation for SunPass overcharges. Earlier this week, FDOT announced it is suspending all future payments to the contractor who was hired to oversee a failed system and was supposed to fix that problem. Now, a state senator is worried the worst may still […]

News

OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer rolls into Gary, Ind.

Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to be at the Gary Petro truck stop July 19-20. The truck stop is on I-90/I-80 at Exit 9. Gary is on Lake Michigan, and it is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The city is about 25 miles from downtown Chicago. At […]

Crime & Courts, News

Court blocks EPA’s glider enforcement delay

A federal appeals court has blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from exercising “enforcement discretion” on glider manufacturers while the agency evaluates its proposal to repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles. The EPA announced on July 9 that it had decided to delay through 2019 the enforcement of a cap that would limit the number of […]

News, State, Tolls

Connecticut governor orders toll study; GOP lawmakers against it

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy recently signed an executive order directing state agencies to conduct a toll study to raise revenue for infrastructure. With three toll studies already conducted since 2015, some state lawmakers, including a candidate for lieutenant governor, say further study is unnecessary. On Tuesday, July 17, Gov. Malloy signed an executive order that […]

News, Safety & Security

Daimler recalls thousands of Freightliner Cascadias with loose brake caliper mount

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Affected trucks have an issue with brake caliper mounting bolts. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents, certain model year 2018-19 Freightliner Cascadia trucks are affected. The brake caliper mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been […]

News, OOIDA

Land Line staff receives APEX awards of excellence

Members of the staff of Land Line Magazine received awards for excellence in writing at the 2018 APEX awards. The APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Winners are announced in mid-July. APEX Grand Awards were presented in 12 major categories to honor the outstanding […]