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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

Nominate someone for the 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

The nonprofit group Woman in Trucking seeks nominees for its 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking Award. Deadline is July 31.

Features

Barefoot in the Mack

When Sam DePiano, the manager of APA’s main terminal, told John Bendel to get back in his MB Mack and drive with or without shoes and socks, Bendel did.

Coronavirus, Federal, News, State

FMCSA extends CDL test examiner waiver until Sept. 30

FMCSA has announced that its waiver for states regarding third-party CDL skills test examiners was extended for three months, until Sept. 30.

News, State

Massachusetts lawmakers near transportation funding deal

Multiple Massachusetts bills would raise transportation funding via options that include bonds. There is also interest in fuel tax rate increases.

Business, News, Products & Services

Spot rates rise as shippers shop for capacity ahead of July 4 holiday

Load posts were up and freight was moving last week in a ramp up to the Fourth of July holiday, and truckload spot rates were surging.

State

Iowa acts to protect owner-operator status

A new law in Iowa is meant to protect the classification of independent contractor for owner-operators in the wake of California’s battle to address issue.

Federal, News, OOIDA

OOIDA rallies members in opposition of minimum insurance increase

OOIDA is asking its members in certain districts to let their lawmakers know that an increase to minimum insurance requirements would be devastating to small-business truckers.

News, State

Electric and automated truck corridors coming soon

A new study paves the way for an electric trucks corridor on the West Coast. In Ohio, funding has been provided for an automated trucks corridor on I-70.

Federal, News, OOIDA

MCSAC meeting scheduled for July 13-14

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will have virtual meetings on July 13-14.

News

April NAFTA experiences largest decrease on record

As expected, April NAFTA freight experienced a huge hit – the largest monthly and yearly drop ever – as the pandemic caused major economic disruptions.