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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.

Driver Fitness, News

Truckers get free flu shots through a St. Christopher Fund vaccine program

The St. Christopher Truckers Fund is continuing with free vaccine vouchers for the 2017-18 season, a program that is being once again supported with funding from OOIDA. Through April 30, vouchers for free flu shots will be available for truckers. Also, truckers may get vouchers for free pneumonia and shingles vaccines. They are available through […]

News

Canadian truck group expects ELD mandate by spring 2019

As truckers in the United States brace for a mandate on electronic logging devices, a Canadian trucking group predicts Canada will have its own mandate sooner than later. Speaking at a seminar last week in Milton, Ontario, Mike Millian, the president of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, gave an update on the Canadian […]

Analysis, Fuel prices, News

Diesel up a penny; highest average price in more than a month

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up a penny to $2.797 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 23. This marks the second consecutive increase after one week of decreases which was preceded by just one week of increases and the highest prices since Sept. 11, when diesel was $2.802 […]

News, State

Pennsylvania bills seek to deter hit-and-runs

Concern about hit-and-run incidents on Pennsylvania roadways has spurred calls for action at the statehouse. One House bill would put responsibility on passengers of vehicles that flee the scene of traffic incidents. Passengers would be regarded as legally responsible as the driver of the vehicle for reporting the incident to authorities. Rep. Tina Pickett, R-Bradford, […]

News, Safety & Security, State

New York City to ban curbside deliveries during peak hours at key locations

Truckers making deliveries in New York City will be restricted to what times they can conduct business. Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a series of initiatives to combat traffic congestion in the Big Apple. Among the five-step plan is an effort to test curb access restrictions on two major commercial corridors and in a […]

Analysis, News, Safety & Security

Fleet professionals struggle with costs, ELD mandate, report says

What are the most challenging aspects of running a transportation company in 2017? Fleet management tech company Teletrac Navman asked fleet operations and fleet management professionals that question. The top two business challenges? Managing costs and regulatory changes. According to the 2017 Telematics Benchmark Report conducted by Garden Grove, Calif.-based Teletrac Navman, more than 40 […]

Analysis, Driver Fitness, News

Latest exemption lets truckers change duty status via mobile ELD

The latest exemption to the electronic logging mandate will allow drivers who use a mobile device-based ELD to change their duty status outside of or away from their vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted the waiver request filed by Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, according to documents filed Friday in the Federal Register. Per […]

Analysis, News

U.S. NAFTA proposals: Going over like a lead balloon?

The fourth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations wrapped up Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Phrases like “labor standards,” “dairy,” “rules of origin for autos,” “sunset clause” and “trade deficit” were tossed around along with more ill-omened words like “impasse” and “nonstarter.” Some of the hardline proposals made by the U.S. are clearly […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA optimistic NAFTA redo can fix Mexican cross-border trucking

OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer skips the small talk when talking about Mexican long-haul trucking and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. “It would be nuts to leave this in the agreement, giving Mexico something to use as a hammer to collect tariffs on American goods,” he said Friday. “There is […]

News

SPECIAL REPORT: What is really happening with the UCR filings?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will host a meeting on Oct. 26 that will be open to the public via conference call. While details have not been disclosed, DOT’s memo identifies the “matters to be considered” to be the implementation of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and the work of the […]