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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.

OOIDA

OOIDA’s tour trailer heads to Willcox, Ariz., home of real cowboys, drivers

Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s tour trailer, won’t have his fill of Arizona mountains, cactus and desert until he stays a few days in Willcox, Ariz.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA drops truckers’ truth bombs at Senate hearing

OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh, who spent more than 20 years as a truck driver, spoke on behalf of truckers at a Senate subcommittee hearing.

Federal

Driver training delay hits Federal Register

FMCSA’s decision to delay its entry-level driver training implementation was officially published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

State

New Mexico, Alaska take strides to make big fuel tax changes

Additional transportation funding via higher fuel tax collections is among the options getting the most attention at the New Mexico and Alaska statehouses.

Crime & Courts

Barber brothers of Utah owe $1.3 million for chameleon carrier scheme

Zach and Garrett Barber must pay their share of a $1.3 million forfeiture judgment for their role in establishing about a dozen illegal trucking companies.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA: Truckers aren’t the problem; they’re the solution

During a Senate subcommittee hearing, OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh told lawmakers that it’s time to turn to truckers for solutions.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA’s Pugh to shed light on trucking’s dysfunctions at hearing

OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh plans to shed light on the trucking industry’s dysfunctions during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Feb. 4.

Tolls

Connecticut delays vote on truck-only tolls

A special session in Connecticut to cover transportation funding needs via truck-only tolls has been nixed. The issue, however, is far from settled.

Crime & Courts, State

Maine high court upholds 25-year sentence in crash despite ‘unconstitutional’ blood test

Maine’s highest court upheld a 25-year prison sentence for a trucker involved in a crash despite ruling a blood test at the scene was unconstitutional.

Fuel prices

Average diesel fuel price drops for fourth week in a row

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the United States dropped a nickel from a week ago, pulling the U.S. average under $3 a gallon.