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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.

State, Tolls

Connecticut truck-only tolls nearing vote?

A special session in Connecticut to cover transportation funding needs via truck-only tolls could be close to reality as advocates work to firm up support.

News

U.S. DOT releases updated freight commodity stats

The U.S. DOT has the latest info in its updated Freight Facts and Figures for Winter 2020, including new freight flow estimates.

Features, Opinion

Driver training? Not so much back in 1968

Columnist John Bendel recalls his first day on the job for Friedman’s Express, a New Jersey LTL carrier. Driver training wasn’t on the menu that day.

News, Products & Services

DAT Solutions: Spot rates start 2020 on a high

Spot rates for vans are higher now that we are into January 2020, and reefer spot rates are strong too. Check out what else DAT Solutions has noticed.

Crime & Courts

Federal appeals court affirms $54.6M award in Walmart trucker wage lawsuit

A federal appeals court ruled that Walmart must pay hundreds of California truck drivers $54.6 million, affirming a lower court’s decision.

State

Maine panel continues work on highway funding gap solution

A special panel in Maine working to address a highway funding gap has delayed the release of recommendations that may include a fuel tax increase and tolls.

Federal, OOIDA

Clearinghouse website experiencing ‘connectivity issues’

FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse website is having connectivity issues from an abundance of traffic. Here’s what to do if you can’t connect.

Crime & Courts

Court approves $135M settlement in Navistar MaxxForce lawsuit

After several years of litigation, owners of certain Navistar trucks with a defective MaxxForce engine are closer to being compensated.

State

Utah tax reform, increased fuel costs on hold

Action taken by Utah state lawmakers to boost transportation funding via a state tax reform package now is law, but it is not quite a done deal.

Truck Parking

Midwest transport officials need truckers’ input on parking system survey

Have you tried to park your truck in the Midwest? The Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials needs your input on a parking survey.