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Featured: Crime & Courts

OSHA backs UPS driver who refused to drive without an ELD

A New Hampshire driver for UPS Freight will receive more than $47,000 after filing a whistleblower complaint that UPS forced him to drive without an ELD.

Federal, OOIDA, State

OOIDA issues Call to Action against worker classification bills

OOIDA issued a Call to Action to its members in opposition to two bills in New Jersey that could negatively affect independent small-business truckers.

State

Pennsylvania panel offers solutions to transportation funding

Work continues at the Pennsylvania statehouse to identify and move forward with initiatives to aid transportation. A task force offers recommendations.

Equipment

Window issue prompts recall for nearly 3,000 Western Star trucks

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain Western Star trucks for a window issue, according to NHTSA recall documents.

Fuel prices

West Coast diesel price drops though U.S. average changes little

The average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel dropped nearly 6 cents per gallon on the West Coast not including California, where the price dropped 2 cents.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA leaders talk trucking with FMCSA acting administrator

OOIDA President Todd Spencer and Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with FMCSA acting Administrator Jim Mullen.

News

Free Thanksgiving meals offered to truck drivers

The bad news is that you have to work on Thanksgiving. The good news is that there are places out there offering free holiday meals to truck drivers.

Opinion

Tesla’s ‘shatterproof’ window a metaphor for self-driving tech industry

Even though Tesla’s pickup truck is not self-driving, its “shatterproof” window was a perfect ending of the week for the autonomous vehicle industry.

State, Tolls

Focus returns to truck-only tolls in Connecticut

Options offered in Connecticut to cover highway funding continue to evolve. The latest effort revisits discussion of truck-only tolls to foot the bill.

News, Products & Services

SensiGuard offers tips to combat cargo thefts during Thanksgiving holiday

Cargo security firm SensiGuard is warning truckers of an increased risk of cargo thefts over the Thanksgiving holiday and providing tips to drivers.

TRACER Alert

TRACER reports theft of Volvo VNL in Arkansas

A $500 reward is offered through OOIDA’s TRACER Alert network for information on a red 2005 Volvo VNL stolen in Jonesboro, Ark.