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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.

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Pennsylvania bill would limit use of license plate readers

Work continues this fall at the Pennsylvania statehouse. One House bill introduced in recent weeks would implement restrictions on the state’s use of automated license plate readers. The practice of tracking drivers’ movements through automated license plate readers, or ALPRs, has the attention of state officials in Pennsylvania and around the country. The devices are […]

Crime & Courts, News

Louisiana authorities seek information in attempted truck stop robbery

Authorities in Louisiana are searching for a person who attempted to rob a truck stop last month. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office posted a news release on Wednesday to ask the public for help identifying an attempted armed robber at the Relay Station truck stop and casino on Sept. 17. According to the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, […]

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Democrats in House, Senate push for sleep apnea final rule

Bills in the House and Senate aim to force the U.S. Department of Transportation to push through a final rule that would require testing of obstructive sleep apnea for truck drivers and railroad workers. Last week, Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced a bill in the House that would “require the Secretary of Transportation to publish a final […]

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DOT announces launch of regulatory review

One of the first actions by President Donald Trump after taking office was a freeze on impending regulations with a promise of a full regulatory review. The Department of Transportation took the official first step of launching the review of DOT-related regulations – including trucking regulations – on Monday. The DOT published the notification of […]

News, Truck Parking

Oregon study suggests parking shortage may cause crashes, worsened by lower speeds

The number of studies highlighting the consequences of the truck parking shortage keeps piling up. The latest comes from Oregon State University, which points out that a parking shortage may cause crashes and reducing speeds can exacerbate the problem. The study focused on Biggs Junction at I-84 and the entire U.S. Highway 97 in Oregon. […]

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to own majority of Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has just inked a deal for a dramatic shift of ownership in the coming years. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will acquire nearly 40 percent of PFJ stake. In 2023, Berkshire will own a majority stake, transferring power from the hands of the Haslam family. According to a news release, Berkshire’s initial minority […]

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New survey shows carriers slow to deploy ELDs, owner-operators not switching yet

The TU-Automotive’s Connected Fleets USA conference in Atlanta last week featured speakers exploring brave new transportation landscapes, including the one that mandates electronic logging devices. Clem Driscoll, a telematics analyst and founder of C.J. Driscoll and Associates, was among the speakers. He presented findings of his company’s survey, revealing that, despite the impending deadline for […]

Fuel prices, News

Another week of minimal movement for diesel prices

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up four-tenths of a cent to $2.792 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 2. This marks the first increase after two consecutive weeks of decreases. Diesel price averages went up in nine of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information […]

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New survey shows carriers slow to deploy ELDs, owner-operators not switching yet

The TU-Automotive’s Connected Fleets USA conference in Atlanta last week featured speakers exploring brave new transportation landscapes, including the one that mandates electronic logging devices. Clem Driscoll, a telematics analyst and founder of C.J. Driscoll and Associates, was among the speakers. He presented findings of his company’s survey, revealing that, despite the impending deadline for […]

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Las Vegas mass shooting death toll hits 58 with more than 500 injured

  In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, at least 58 people are dead and 515 injured when a lone gunman opened fire Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto an outdoor country music festival below in Las Vegas. Clark County, Nev., Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said that “right […]