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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, 2019, when the first reports came out of China.

News

Trucker who saved man from burning truck receives Carnegie Medal

Jason Allen Williams’ heroism is now official. The truck driver from Florida was recently honored with a Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission after rescuing a man from a burning truck in 2016. A Dec. 19 news release listed Williams as one of 20 recipients of the prestigious Carnegie Medal for outstanding civilian […]

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Installation of truck parking info system underway in Kansas

As part of a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to eight Midwest states more than two years ago, the state of Kansas has started installing its Truck Parking Information Management System or TPIMS. The system is slated to be available in the second half of 2018. In 2015, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, […]

Federal, News

FMCSA enforcement director talks ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s mandate for electronic logging devices took effect Monday. On Friday, Land Line Now Host Mark Reddig sat down with Joe DeLorenzo, director of  FMCSA’s enforcement and compliance office, to discuss the mandate. Among the highlights of the interview are FMCSA’s promises to work with the industry to resolve issues during […]

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With CME website down, FMCSA provides instructions

With no timetable provided for when the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website will be operational again, the agency has turned its focus to developing “a manual process for access to the national registry.” The website, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, […]

Crime & Courts, News

Judge approves $30M verdict for trucking company in Navistar MaxxForce case

A Tennessee judge has upheld a jury’s decision reached in August to order Navistar to pay a trucking company more than $30 million for knowingly selling the company trucks with defective MaxxForce engines. Navistar plans to appeal the decision. In September 2015, Millan Supply Chain Solutions of Milan, Tenn., filed a complaint against Navistar and […]

News, Safety & Security

Effective Jan. 1, Oregon ‘move over’ law covers all vehicles

A new law in Oregon revises the state’s “move over” law to include all distressed vehicles. State law has required travelers to move over, or slow down if unable to switch lanes, for emergency vehicles parked along roadsides with warning lights activated. The new law clarifies that drivers have a choice to move over or […]

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Return of FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner website short-lived

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is down – again. The site, which allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals, went down on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 30 and didn’t resume its functionality until the afternoon of Thursday, […]

News, Safety & Security

Missouri bills focus on locals’ ticket revenue stream, quotas

Rules in Missouri to curtail overzealous law enforcement practices are being revisited at the statehouse. Missouri law limits to 20 percent the amount of traffic fine revenue municipalities can keep. The threshold for St. Louis County municipalities is lower – 12.5 percent. Cities or towns that receive more are required to turn it over to […]

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‘What do I do if my ELD doesn’t work?’

It’s Day One of the electronic logging mandate. OOIDA HQ is already fielding calls from frustrated drivers who say their ELD doesn’t work. The ELDorMe’s Monday Information Facebook group is running a thread of posts where drivers are reporting problems with their devices. Some are even taking screenshots of their ELDs not working. At least […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices dip slightly across the U.S., except in New England

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down nine-tenths of cent to $2.90 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 18. Diesel prices went down in eight of 10 regions in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the Rocky Mountain region, where […]