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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

OOIDA

Learn about buying right during Truck to Success course

Buying right is a key factor in deciding whether to become an owner-operator. OOIDA’s Truck to Success course can help you decide what to do.

OOIDA

OOIDA’s tour trailer visits border city El Paso, Texas

Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s tour trailer, starts a short tour of Texas with a stop in El Paso. The Spirit will be there Feb. 10-13.

Federal, OOIDA

DRIVE-Safe Act’s merits debated at Senate hearing

OOIDA and safety groups say the DRIVE-Safe Act would be a detriment to highway safety. Proponents contend the bill is needed to fill a driver shortage

Safety & Security, State

Pennsylvania takes another step to snow-free vehicle mandate

A long-pursued effort at the Pennsylvania statehouse to permit police to pull over vehicles for failure to remove accumulated snow or ice is on the move.

Crime & Courts

Classes approved in lawsuit against John Christner Trucking

A class action lawsuit against John Christner Trucking moves forward for about 3,000 truck drivers claiming they were mislabeled as independent contractors.

State

Utah tax reform, increased fuel costs nixed

Spurred by a citizen referendum petition, Utah state lawmakers reverse course on tax reform deal that included a transportation funding boost.

Opinion

When can we buy self-driving vehicles? No one knows

Will it be five, 10, or even 50 years when self-driving vehicles are on the market? Maybe the history of cellphones can provide clues to the answer.

Crime & Courts

Moving company foreman enters guilty plea for racketeering conspiracy

A Florida man pleads guilty to participating in a moving company racketeering conspiracy, according to a release from the U.S. DOT’s Inspector General.

Crime & Courts

Landstar to pay Louisiana man $4.4M in nonfatal crash lawsuit

A Louisiana jury has ordered Landstar to pay a man $4.4 million for a nonfatal crash after a six-day trial shined a spotlight on the plaintiff’s life.

Products & Services

DAT Solutions: January’s soft spot rates slide into February

Spot market rates remain soft in early February, reports DAT Solutions. Van truckload rates are down and reefer rates were trending down.