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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

Return of FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner website short-lived

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is down – again. The site, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, went down on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 30 and didn’t resume its functionality until the afternoon of Thursday, […]

News, Safety & Security

Missouri bills focus on locals’ ticket revenue stream, quotas

Rules in Missouri to curtail overzealous law enforcement practices are being revisited at the statehouse. Missouri law limits to 20 percent the amount of traffic fine revenue municipalities can keep. The threshold for St. Louis County municipalities is lower – 12.5 percent. Cities or towns that receive more are required to turn it over to […]

News

‘What do I do if my ELD doesn’t work?’

It’s Day One of the electronic logging mandate. OOIDA HQ is already fielding calls from frustrated drivers who say their ELD doesn’t work. The ELDorMe’s Monday Information Facebook group is running a thread of posts where drivers are reporting problems with their devices. Some are even taking screenshots of their ELDs not working. At least […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices dip slightly across the U.S., except in New England

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down nine-tenths of cent to $2.90 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 18. Diesel prices went down in eight of 10 regions in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the Rocky Mountain region, where […]

News

Deadline near to nominate someone for Road Warrior award

The time to nominate a truck driver for the fourth annual Road Warrior award is winding down. Online story submissions spotlighting truck drivers’ hard work, perseverance, and passion for the industry will be accepted through Dec. 31. Pilot Flying J started the award to “honor professional drivers who go the extra mile to ensure that […]

News

FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner website working again

(Editor’s note: Well, that was short lived. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is, in fact, down again. As of Saturday, Dec. 16, the site has not been functioning. Land Line will continue to monitor and report on any sustained developments. In the meantime, if you need to find a physician for a physical, […]

News

New York State DOT seeking comments for ‘text stop’ in Schodack

The New York State Department of Transportation has plans to convert a rest area in Schodack that has been closed for more than seven years into a “text stop,” complete with truck parking and a commercial vehicles inspection area. NYSDOT is accepting comments and questions on the proposal through Dec. 29. Located between Exits 11 […]

Features

Transition Trucking awards military veteran with new Kenworth T680

For the second year in a row, a military veteran received the keys to a fully loaded Kenworth T680. Fastport Greg Softy (right), a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army and truck driver for Stevens Transport, accepts the keys to 2017 Kenworth T680 that he won for being named the winner of Fastport’s 2017 Transition […]

News, Safety & Security

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act 2018 ends tonight

Tonight is the last night to purchase a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, Dec. 15. Those who do not enroll in a qualifying plan during the open enrollment period will be unable to purchase health insurance in 2018 unless […]

Features, OOIDA Member

OOIDA seeks nominations to join its Board of Directors

You have until the end of the year to nominate someone to join the OOIDA Board of Directors as an alternate board member. Every two years OOIDA holds an election for board alternates. Alternates are elected to two-year terms by and from the membership. All current alternate board member terms expire in 2019, so it’s […]