OOIDA is offering its Truck to Success course – designed to inform professional drivers considering the jump to being owner-operators – online in October.
Freight was down last week – but rates were up – thanks to the three-day holiday weekend, and the summer lull is here. Also, recovering downtime losses.
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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, TRACER Alert
A red 2007 Volvo VNL pulling a white 1999 Sun Valley van trailer was reported stolen on Dec. 6 at 829 Benoist Farms Road in West Palm Beach, Fla. The truck has “Red Summer Transportation” on the side, and the trailer has “#201” on the sides. TRACER lists a Florida license plate of BA60AD and a VIN […]
Crime & Courts
A Kentucky-licensed truck driver who jackknifed his tractor-trailer in August and has repeatedly been found incapacitated by a Schedule I controlled substance has lost the right to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Scotty R. Kinmon was declared an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He was served the order […]
This statement will not serve as news to truck drivers, but it still needs to be said. The electronic logging device mandate has nothing to do with safety. While truck drivers are well aware of this, many people in the general public remain misinformed. Case in point, check out a recent column from Chris Tomlinson […]
While talks continue in Missouri for a solution to the state’s nearly one-half of a billion dollars in annual road and bridge funding needs, a state lawmaker has filed legislation that relies on a fuel tax increase. A 23-member task force of state officials and private citizens is working on a list of transportation funding […]
As both the House and Senate have autonomous vehicle bills sans trucks floating around Congress, the issue of what to do with heavy commercial vehicles and AV technology is still on the table. Those issues were addressed during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee roundtable on Thursday, Dec. 7. Committee members discussed emerging technologies in […]
Crime & Courts, News
Because of repeated failed roadside inspections, Even Flo Logistics LLC, Tumwater, Wash., has been declared an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations. The FMCSA also declared Even Flo Logistics truck driver Shawn Roberts an imminent hazard and prohibited him […]
Crime & Courts, News
A fatality motor vehicle crash in September in Arizona has resulted in California-licensed truck driver Dharm Lingam being declared an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that Lingam was operating a large commercial truck on Interstate 10 […]
Products & Services
It’s typical to see a big increase in spot market activity in the week after Thanksgiving. A lot of people take a day or two off that week, and comparing a regular workweek to a short one usually results in about 40 percent more load posts. But load posts on DAT MembersEdge soared 64 percent […]
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is sending an advisory letter to state attorneys general outlining potential legal issues with enforcing the upcoming mandate on electronic logs. The letter aims to inform the state agencies and officers charged with enforcing the Dec. 18 mandate about potential problems created by the rulemaking. Among the seven points outlined […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website continued to experience technical difficulties as of Wednesday, Dec. 6. The site, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, has been down for several days. “The National Registry of Certified […]