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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.

Opinion

It’s the Same Old Idea: Slap a Toll On the Trucks

Here we go again. Governments and toll agencies want to charge you extra to go where you have to go, just because you drive a truck. The latest proposal is to cordon off the bottom half of Manhattan and charge a fee to enter. The idea from a New York State advisory panel is to […]

Fuel prices, News

Koch brothers groups confirms opposition to diesel tax as well as gasoline tax

Last week, political advocacy groups Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to oppose any increase in the federal “gas tax.” It was unclear whether or not that included diesel. Land Line has confirmed that the two groups oppose any federal fuel tax increase, including diesel. Earlier this week, Land […]

News

Rhode Island bill attempts to nix truck contract clause

For the fourth time in as many years, Rhode Island state lawmakers are pushing for changes that would end the inclusion of an unfair clause in trucking contracts. House Speaker Pro Tem Brian Patrick Kennedy, D-Hopkinton, and four more House lawmakers have introduced a bill to prohibit indemnification clauses in trucking contracts. The clauses are […]

News, Safety & Security

Explosion leads to hazmat indictments for Montana truck company

The owner of a Montana trucking company has been indicted on 14 various federal charges, including eight hazardous material transport violations, for lying about insurance coverage for hazardous materials following an explosion that injured several people, according to federal court documents. On Feb. 6, 2012, Donald Wood and his Baker, Mont.-based trucking company, Woody’s Trucking, […]

Opinion

State of the Union falls short on infrastructure

President Donald Trump issued his first State of the Union address on Tuesday and covered a variety of topics. However, Trump glossed over one important policy issue that Americans have been waiting for and he promised during his campaign and his inaugural speech to deliver within the first 100 days: infrastructure. Trump spent nearly 90 […]

News

DAT Solutions: Spot freight slows but steady

Spot truckload rates on DAT MembersEdge dipped for the third straight week as the number of load posts fell 3 percent and truck posts were up 8 percent.   That’s a normal pattern heading into February. But slow and steady can still win the race. Rates are higher than at any point in 2017 and load-to-truck […]

News, Safety & Security

Truck stops named in sex trafficking lawsuit

An unnamed woman has filed a lawsuit against a website, as well as several Houston-area hotels and truck stops, alleging that the companies benefited from her being sexually exploited. The plaintiff, referred to as Jane Doe No. 1, filed the civil case against Backpage.com, Hyatt Hotels Corp., Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, Pilot Travel […]

News, OOIDA

Comment on OOIDA’s ELD exemption before midnight EST Feb. 1

Drivers and the public have only a limited amount of time left to share their thoughts on a proposal that would exempt small trucking businesses with a history of safe operation from the electronic logging device mandate. The deadline to file comments on an ELD exemption request put forth by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA pens letter to Senate opposing underride guard bill

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate in December dubbed Stop Underrides Act of 2017 could add another mandate for truckers: underride guards. In a letter to Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is calling for a stop to the Stop Underrides Act. Senate bill S2219 and mirrored […]

News, State

Colorado road funding effort clears Senate committee

A major initiative at the Colorado statehouse to help get transportation work done has taken its first step toward possible passage. The GOP-controlled Senate Transportation Committee voted along party lines to advance the major transportation effort of the session. Sponsored by Republican Sens. Randy Baumgardner of Hot Sulphur Springs and John Cooke of Greeley, SB1 […]