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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.

Federal, News

FMCSA approves Werner’s exemption during ELD transition

FMCSA has accepted an hours-of-service exemption request from Werner Enterprises, allowing certain provisions as they switch ELD providers.

Federal

Moving Forward Act going nowhere, Senate Republicans say

The House passed a massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure package on July 1. However, Senate Republicans have already called the partisan legislation dead on arrival.

News

Transport employment experiences largest spike in more than 20 years

After record-breaking employment losses in April, transportation jobs, including trucking, made a huge comeback in June as businesses begin to reopen.

Crime & Courts

Certified medical examiner sentenced in DOT physical scheme

A Florida-based certified medical examiner has been sentenced for falsifying Department of Transportation physical examinations.

News, State

Tennessee law now in effect expands ‘slowpoke’ rule

Two new laws on the books in Tennessee address concern about left lane use and exchanging information about severe driving infractions.

Federal, News, OOIDA

Late UCR payments could get you red-lighted at scales

Some truckers relying on bypass clearance systems to get them through weigh stations are being red-lighted for not complying with the UCR.

News

Traffic fatalities down in first quarter of 2020

Stay-at-home orders in March may have led to fewer traffic fatalities for the first quarter, but at the same time roadways were also more dangerous.

Coronavirus, News

YRC receives $700 million CARES Act loan from Treasury

As health insurance for YRC employees neared the 11th hour before lapsing, the U.S. Treasury has bailed the company out with a $700 million CARES Act loan.

Opinion, Tolls

Conduent, company that botched Florida SunPass rollout, gets Ohio Turnpike project

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing Florida did and expecting different results, like Ohio’s doing with toll services company Conduent.

Fuel prices, News, State

Fuel tax rate changes begin in eight states on July 1

The first of July marks changes in fuel tax collections in states across the country. Rate changes range from a nickel to fractional amounts.