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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, when the first reports came out of China.

Coronavirus, Federal

Travel restrictions between the U.S., Canada and Mexico will continue another month

The temporary travel restrictions in place along the U.S. border, due to COVID-19, have been extended to July 21, per a request from the U.S. CBP.

State, Tolls

Pennsylvania bill would expand use of public-private partnerships for truck projects

A Pennsylvania bill is intended to help get work done to address issues relevant to truck drivers via public-private partnerships.

News, OOIDA

I-70 bridge named after longtime OOIDA President Jim Johnston

A bridge on Interstate 70 in Grain Valley, Mo., has been dedicated to a man who served more than four decades as president of OOIDA.

Federal, News

FMCSA exempts oversized-load carrier group from 30-minute breaks

FMCSA granted the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association a five-year exemption from the agency’s mandatory 30-minute rest break.

News

Pilot Flying J’s Road Warrior contest accepting nominations

Pilot Flying J is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Road Warrior contest, which recognizes truckers that have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Fuel prices

U.S. diesel fuel price increases 2.2 cents per gallon

The average prices for a gallon of diesel increased in all regions across the U.S., up to more than 3 cents in the Midwest, to a federal report says.

News, State

Michigan bills would provide boost for local roads

On the move at the Michigan statehouse are multiple bills intended to bolster long-term funding availability for work on local roads and bridges.

Federal, News

Highway bill merges into $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act

House Democrats merged the nearly $500 billion highway bill into a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package called the Moving Forward Act.

Federal, News

UCR enforcement set to begin July 1

Enforcement of the 2020 Unified Carrier Registration Plan is set to begin on July 1 after being delayed for months because of the pandemic and other reasons.

News, OOIDA

OOIDA board member discusses trucking woes on CBS segment

In an interview on the CBS news show “Sunday Morning,” OOIDA Board Member Rodney Morine served as a voice for independent truckers during the pandemic.