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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.

Federal, News

Railroad groups’ HOS request open for comment until Sept. 21

The public has until Sept. 21 to comment on a request from two railroad groups that would provide some hours-of-service exemptions.

Crime & Courts

Former C.R. England trucker balks at proposed $19M settlement

A former C.R. England trucker is not satisfied with a proposed settlement in a lawsuit involving its training school, calling it “paltry.”

OOIDA

Truck to Success course covers taxes for prospective owner-ops

OOIDA’s Truck to Success course on Oct. 26-28, for drivers considering the jump to being owner-operators, includes need-to-know tax advice.

OOIDA

The Spirit heads to Special Olympics Convoy in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Special Olympics Convoy in South Dakota is the next stop for OOIDA’s tour trailer. Go see skipper Jon Osburn and support the charity.

Federal, News

Teamsters, safety groups challenge FMCSA’s hours of service

The Teamsters and several safety groups are attempting to stop FMCSA’s new hours-of-service rules from going into effect this month.

News

Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, Florida, shutting down several highways

Hurricane Sally struck Alabama and the Florida panhandle on Wednesday morning, forcing the closures of numerous highways in the area.

News, Products & Services

St. Christopher Fund receives support from TA & Petro

TA and Petro truck stops are launching their first point-of-sale fundraising campaign to benefit the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.

Equipment, Federal, News

FMCSA grants exemption request for digital mirror system

FMCSA approved an exemption to allow motor carriers to operate with a digital mirror system as an alternative to two rear-vision mirrors.

News, State

Driving without insurance topic of Pennsylvania bill

A Pennsylvania bill would revise the punishment for driving a personal vehicle without insurance. Change could aid some truck drivers.

Crime & Courts

Trucker gets new trial after jury failed to award medical expenses/lost wages damages

A trucker will get a new trial on a jury award that failed to compensate him for medical expenses and lost wages.