Megacarriers will get more grist for their mills if a proposed under-21 pilot program becomes a reality. And drivers and safety will suffer.
Next week, changes to the hours of service go into effect; we’ll offer some details, plus an update on another possible stimulus bill.
Featured: Coronavirus, News
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, OOIDA, Truck Shows
The next “Live From Exit 24” will focus on COVID-19 and its effect on trucking and how it forced the reimagination of events like GBATS.
John Bendel looks back at the high point of his LTL driving career – a delivery to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building.
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
A former C.R. England trucker is not satisfied with a proposed settlement in a lawsuit involving its training school, calling it “paltry.”
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.
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.
The Teamsters and several safety groups are attempting to stop FMCSA’s new hours-of-service rules from going into effect this month.
Hurricane Sally struck Alabama and the Florida panhandle on Wednesday morning, forcing the closures of numerous highways in the area.
News, Products & Services
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 approved an exemption to allow motor carriers to operate with a digital mirror system as an alternative to two rear-vision mirrors.