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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, 2019, when the first reports came out of China.

Opinion

U.S. Xpress in the vanguard on robo-recruiting

U.S. Xpress has been sued over robocalls. Seems the big carrier’s recruiting program dialed a potential driver four times late last year, so the driver sued, claiming the calls were frustrating, obnoxious and annoying, not to mention a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. That case is an indicator of a new […]

News

Appellate court throws out lawsuit claiming DPFs should not be taxed

A federal appellate court has affirmed a lower court’s ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by a truck dealership against the U.S. government. The original complaint argued that the 12 percent federal excise tax on truck and trailer sales should not apply to diesel particulate filters. On Aug. 23, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals […]

News

Office of Inspector General to investigate allegations of collusion between EPA, Volvo

The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will investigate allegations that members of the agency colluded with Volvo representatives to prohibit the use of glider vehicles. In response to congressional requests for an investigation, Patrick Gilbride, a director in the Office of Audit and Evaluation, announced in a memorandum on Sept. […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA: Results of military pilot program shouldn’t be used to reduce minimum driving age

In comments to the FMCSA regarding a pilot program that would allow young military veterans to drive in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said it hopes the program will be used to benefit veterans rather than as a test case for reducing age requirements. In July, the FMCSA issued a notice of proposed […]

News

FMCSA releases pocket guide full of industry stats

Every year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration releases a pocket guide that includes a variety of stats for large trucks and buses. FMCSA recently released this year’s version, which includes information about inspections, investigations, crashes and general information about the trucking industry. The 2018 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics states that the primary […]

Elections, News

ELECTION 2018: Voter registration info available for all states

With Election Day just over two months away, it is important to get registered now to ensure your voice is heard this fall. Follow these guidelines and start making a difference. Deadline to register Deadlines for voter registration are all over the map, but in many states you need to register at least 20 days […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices rise again, by 2.6 cents on average across the U.S.

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide on Monday went up by 2.6 cents compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, Sept. 3, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost $3.252. The average price per gallon for diesel fuel is 49.4 […]

News, State

Pursuit of new CDL training requirements in California moves to governor

The California Legislature has voted to send to the governor a bill intended to improve safety on the state’s roadways by implementing new federal commercial driver regulations. Additional truck driver safety requirements also would be added. The Assembly voted unanimously to approve changes made in the Senate to implement a federal rule requiring people seeking […]

News, Safety & Security

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama

Tropical Storm Gordon is moving through the Gulf of Mexico with 65 mph winds and headed toward Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as of Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4. All three states have issued a state of emergency declaration in preparation for landfall on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. As of Tuesday afternoon no evacuations have been […]

Analysis, Truck Parking

The Parking Zone – August 2018

Every week, there are several news articles across the nation related to truck parking. They range from a state department of transportation closing a rest area to local city councils preventing the opening of a truck stop. New reports regarding local truck parking are too numerous and small in scope to report on individually. However, […]