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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

CARB hits eight brokers and carriers with $130,000 in penalties

Eight brokerage and trucking companies have been penalized thousands of dollars for violating CARB’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

News, State

California law adds to AB5 exemption list

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that gave another round of exemptions from the state’s worker classification law known as AB5.

Crime & Courts

Trucking insurance company’s ‘act of God’ claim fails in $21M crash case

Cypress Insurance is on the hook for $21 million after unsuccessfully arguing a fatal truck crash was an act of God.

News, State

Michigan bill would eliminate ‘archaic’ driving law

Lawmakers are considering getting rid of a Michigan driving law that requires a horn honk when passing another vehicle.

News, OOIDA

The Spirit starts next week off in Salina, Kan.

On Monday, OOIDA’s tour trailer will be set up in central Kansas at the Salina, Petro. Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, says to stop by.

Opinion

For the Boston Globe, a swing and a miss

The Boston Globe looked into trucking, found really bad stuff in the trees, but failed to notice the forest, writes Land Line’s John Bendel.

Federal, News, OOIDA

OOIDA joins coalition to urge FAST Act extension

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association joined 87 organization to implore Congress to extend the FAST Act for another year.

Opinion

Have a say on the under-21 interstate driver pilot program

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s notice of proposed under-21 commercial carrier pilot program is open for public comments.

Federal, News

Hair testing guidelines open to comment through Nov. 9

The public has about two months to comment on the U.S. Department of Health and Services’ guidelines for the use of hair testing.

News, State

Pennsylvania Senate panel advances bill to increase electric-powered truck weight

A Pennsylvania Senate panel has endorsed legislation to adopt a federal weight exemption for electric-powered large vehicles.