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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.

Analysis, News

U.S. NAFTA proposals: Going over like a lead balloon?

The fourth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations wrapped up Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Phrases like “labor standards,” “dairy,” “rules of origin for autos,” “sunset clause” and “trade deficit” were tossed around along with more ill-omened words like “impasse” and “nonstarter.” Some of the hardline proposals made by the U.S. are clearly […]


OOIDA optimistic NAFTA redo can fix Mexican cross-border trucking

OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer skips the small talk when talking about Mexican long-haul trucking and the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. “It would be nuts to leave this in the agreement, giving Mexico something to use as a hammer to collect tariffs on American goods,” he said Friday. “There is […]


SPECIAL REPORT: What is really happening with the UCR filings?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it will host a meeting on Oct. 26 that will be open to the public via conference call. While details have not been disclosed, DOT’s memo identifies the “matters to be considered” to be the implementation of the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and the work of the […]


Online voting begins for Transition Trucking award

Three military men have been chosen as finalists for Fastport’s 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award, and now’s the time to choose the winner. The public has until the end of the day on Oct. 31 to vote for a favorite. Fastport’s campaign honors a rookie truck driver with a military background. Fastport is […]

Analysis, Driver Fitness, News

USDOT freight facts underscore truck demand, infrastructure needs

Demand for trucks has been steadily increasing over the years and will continue to increase in the foreseeable future. Truck demand combined with a wealth of other freight stats highlight the need for infrastructure funding and can all be found in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Facts and Figures 2017. Domestic and international trade […]

News, Safety & Security, State

Michigan bill would clarify turn signal use

A Michigan state lawmaker wants to clear up any confusion about requirements for the use of turn signals on roadways throughout the state. Rep. Abdullah Hammoud, D-Dearborn, has introduced a bill to amend Michigan vehicle code to specify that turn signals are required not only when turning but also when changing lanes. The Michigan Court […]

Truck Parking

Daytona Beach-area Love’s expects big Biketoberfest crowds Oct. 19-22

There won’t be room Oct. 19-22 for truck parking at the Love’s Travel Stop in Ormond Beach, Fla. Truckers will have to do a splash and dash. This is Biketoberfest time there, when thousands of motorcyclists converge on the Daytona Beach/Ormond, Fla., area. Daytona Harley Davidson, which is next door to Love’s 316 in Ormond […]

Analysis, News

DAT Solutions: Flatbed market stays hot as rates climb

Rebuilding is in full swing in places affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which is good news for flatbed haulers. While spot flatbed load posts on MembersEdge fell 7 percent and truck posts increased 6 percent during the week ending Oct. 14, the national average spot flatbed rate added 2 cents to $2.33/mile. That’s the […]

Elections, News, State

ELECTION 2017: Dallas-area voters to decide Nov. 7 on transportation questions

Voters in the Dallas area will decide next month on multiple questions to benefit transportation work. The ballot in Dallas will include a question about increasing the city’s debt by $534 million to fund infrastructure projects, primarily road projects. Approval of Proposition A would authorize city officials to tap general obligation bonds to pay for work on […]

News, State, Truck Parking

WSDOT proposes weigh station near Snoqualmie Pass; North Bend opposes

More than a year after the city of North Bend, Wash., passed an ordinance banning future development of truck parking in an area in dire need of parking spaces, the Washington State Department of Transportation has proposed a new weigh station with more parking near the city. North Bend city officials have expressed opposition. Currently, a […]