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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.

Federal, OOIDA

Beyond Compliance should be about more than tech, OOIDA says

Submitting its comments regarding FMCSA’s Beyond Compliance program, OOIDA opposed any formula that awards large fleets for simply buying the latest technology.

Crime & Courts

Better Business Bureau warns consumers of reshipping scam

Trucking companies and job seekers should be on the lookout for identity theft. The Better Business Bureau of St. Louis has issued a warning after one company fell victim to a reshipping scam. The Better Business Bureau is advising job seekers to beware of a scam that recently affected Walnut Grove, Mo.-based Westerman’s Express. The […]

State

Pursuit of expanded speed radar renewed in Mississippi

The use of speed radar by law enforcement agencies in Mississippi is an annual issue. Multiple bills under review would authorize changes to use radar.

Safety & Security, State

Illinois DOT, state police warn of theft ring targeting Three Rivers rest area

Illinois DOT and law enforcement are warning truckers about a theft ring operating in a pair of rest areas along the Interstate 80 freight corridor.

Federal, OOIDA

U.S. DOT warns drivers against using CBD products

Be careful using CBD products. The U.S. DOT warns you may not realize what you are getting yourself into by using them.

Fuel prices

Average U.S. diesel fuel price keeps dropping

The average U.S. diesel fuel price dropped again, according to a report from the federal Energy Information Administration. This is the sixth week running.

OOIDA

Check in at OOIDA’s tour trailer in San Antonio

San Antonio is the next Texas stop for OOIDA’s tour trailer. Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker, welcomes drivers to stop by.

Federal, OOIDA

EPA comment period on Cleaner Trucks Initiative about to end

If you want to help shape the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative proposal, your comments must be submitted by Feb. 20.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA asks FMCSA to not repeal hearing requirement

OOIDA says there is insufficient data to show that repealing the requirement for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers to be able to hear would improve safety.

Opinion

Pity the poor recruiter

When potential drivers are considered “leads” and recruiters need training in sales techniques, maybe there’s another problem, muses columnist John Bendel.