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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.

Business, Equipment

Peterbilt updates vocational models 567 and 520

Peterbilt has upgraded its vocational dump and refuse trucks –Model 567 and Model 520 – with new digital displays and driver-assist tech

News, State

Fuel tax rate changes pursued in 12 states

Pursuit underway in legislatures around the country would raise transportation funds via fuel tax revisions for gas and diesel.

News, OOIDA

Truck parking and the growing problem on ‘Live From Exit 24’

The truck parking problem in the U.S. was the topic of the latest episode of “Live From Exit 24” with host Mike Matousek and a panel of guests.

Federal, News

Infrastructure bill talk highlights Senate committee hearing

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works plans to use the next infrastructure bill to boost an economy reeling from a pandemic.

News, State

Arizona DOT adds ‘Truck Restrictions’ feature to 511 website

Navigating the hundreds of different truck restrictions along Arizona highways just got easier thanks to a new feature on Arizona’s 511 map.

Equipment

Navistar recalling thousands of LoneStar/LT trucks for battery issue

More than 27,000 International LoneStar and LT trucks are being recalled due to an issue with battery cables, according to NHTSA.

News, OOIDA, State

North Dakota Senate committee meets on truck size and weight

Ongoing legislation in the North Dakota statehouse would aid road trains – longer and heavier truck loads on state highways and interstates.

Crime & Courts, News

Idaho-based driver an imminent hazard, according to FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Idaho-licensed commercial driver Shane R. Warr to be an imminent hazard.

Federal, News

D.C. Circuit approves motion to delay hours of service appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has granted the FMCSA’s motion to pause an appeal that challenges the agency’s rule on hours of service.

Opinion

Dear U.S. Xpress – What the heck are you doing?

Truckload driver turnover is an abomination that should not exist. So why are companies like U.S. Xpress fighting efforts to fix the issue?