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Featured: Coronavirus, News

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.

Equipment

Thousands of Navistar trucks recalled for brake light issue

Navistar is recalling thousands of certain International trucks due to an issue with the brake light switch, according to NHTSA.

State

Total statewide stay-at-home orders now at 38

Alaska, Colorado, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Utah all have some form of a stay-at-home order, while Pennsylvania added more counties to its list.

State, Truck Parking

PennDOT reopens five more rest areas, 28 in total

PennDOT has reopened five more rest areas, leaving only two closed after the department closed all 30 rest areas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State

UPDATED: Montana, New Hampshire, Kansas issue stay-at-home orders

Montana and New Hampshire are the latest states to issue stay-at-home orders for residents. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania added nine more counties to its list.

Federal

House passes $2 trillion emergency relief package

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $2 trillion relief package to help Americans, small businesses and industries affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion, Products & Services

Good news keeps on rollin’ – just like the truckers

Showers, parking and free breakfast burritos – not quite heaven, but good news nonetheless as we keep truckin’ and dealing with this COVID-19 mess.

State

Colorado lawmakers OK changes for highway speed limits, truck permits

The Colorado General Assembly has taken action to increase speeds on certain state highways. Other changes could be coming for certain truck permits.

COVID-19, State

Rhode Island will not be stopping trucks out of New York

Road rumors suggest that truckers coming driving into Rhode Island from New York will be placed under a mandatory self-quarantine. Not true.

Federal

Real ID enforcement deadline delayed for one year

The deadline for Real ID has been pushed back for one year, the Department of Homeland Security has announced. The new deadline is Oct. 1, 2021.

Federal

Hazmat endorsement extension expected soon

The Transportation Security Administration is working toward issuing a 120-day waiver regarding Hazardous Materials Endorsements for commercial drivers.