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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.

Crime & Courts, State

California insurance agent gets five years for stealing truckers’ premiums

A California insurance agent will serve jail time and pay restitution after bilking trucker drivers out of $174,000 in phony insurance policies.

Federal, News

ATRI report suggests government is falling behind on AV policy

According to an American Transportation Research Institute report, the federal government is falling way behind AV technology.

State

Washington state bill taps existing revenue for roads

Work begins this week at the Washington state Legislature, and one issue already getting attention is raising revenue for roads and bridges.

Fuel prices

A gallon of diesel costs a little more than last Monday across the U.S.

Across the U.S. and in nearly every region, the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel increased from a week ago, says a federal report.

Crime & Courts, State

Texas hemp case likely to end with lawsuit

Aneudy Gonzalez was arrested on drug charges and released a month later after it was determined the load was hemp and not marijuana.

News

Transportation employment suffers worst year since recession

The employment situation for the transport sector and trucking subsector was not a good one in 2019. Year-end numbers are among the worst in several years.

News

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.

News

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.

OOIDA

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.