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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.


Layoffs coming to Mack’s Lehigh Valley plant in February

Mack Trucks announced layoffs will be coming to its Lehigh Valley plant next month. A company spokesman says 305 workers will be let go.

Opinion, Products & Services

Robot toilet paper dispensers and bad smell sensors, oh my

As the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 wraps up, it is apparent that bathrooms of the future have the possibility to become terrifying robot battlegrounds.


Transportation pocket guide chockful of trucking-related stats

The logistics industry thrives on numbers. Be up to date with the latest transportation-related numbers with the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2020.


For the first stop of 2020, The Spirit heads to Santa Nella, Calif.

Jon Osburn visits an old flame, sort of, as he steers OOIDA’s tour trailer to Santa Nella, Calif., the first 2020 stop for OOIDA’s truck stop ambassador.

Crime & Courts, State

California’s AB5 doesn’t apply to trucking, state judge rules

A state court rules against California’s AB5, which codifies the California Supreme Court’s decision on worker classification as employees or contractors.


Texas crash claims life of OOIDA life member

A wreck involving two tractor-trailers in Texas, left one driver dead and another facing a manslaughter charge. OOIDA life member Bill Cutler died in the crash.


Massachusetts leaders push for tougher truck laws

Massachusetts officials are again considering changing truck laws to make it more difficult to obtain commercial driver’s licenses in the state.


Paccar announces host of EV updates during CES 2020

The 2020 edition of CES in Las Vegas featured several announcements from Paccar about its electric vehicle fleet of commercial trucks.

Equipment, Federal, News

U.S. DOT releases automated vehicle guideline update, AV 4.0

The U.S. DOT announced its fourth version of automated vehicle guidelines on Jan 8. AV 4.0 outlines who is doing what about AVs within the federal government.


70 port truckers in California lose jobs days before Christmas

Universal Logistics laid off about 70 port truckers days before Christmas. The Teamsters call it unlawful. The company says it was streamlining operations.