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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

FMCSA posts waivers for some ELD exemptions, extends comment period for others

While the clock continues to tick down on the public’s opportunity to comment on some ELD exemption requests, federal regulators have added more time for the public to weigh in on other matters related to last month’s mandate. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it would grant an additional 30 days for public comments […]

Fuel prices, News

What’s in store for oil and diesel prices in 2018?

On Monday, Jan. 15, average diesel prices hit above $3 for the first time in three years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s numbers. Is this indicative of what is in store for 2018, or can drivers expect diesel prices to stabilize or drop below the $3 benchmark? Past and present As of Jan. […]

News, Safety & Security

Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana team up to prevent human trafficking

Next week, officers with the Michigan State Police, Ohio State Patrol, Illinois State Police, and Indiana State Police will work to increase awareness about human trafficking. From Jan. 22-26, those four states will team with Truckers Against Trafficking to educate motorists about the signs of human trafficking. “The Indiana State Police has been working with […]

News

Mary Johnston Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Feb. 1

Time is running out for high school seniors to apply for an OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship. Scholarship application and all required materials must be postmarked by Feb. 1. Each year, the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund awards one $2,000 scholarship and four $1,000 scholarships. The students, who must be children, grandchildren or legal dependents of […]

News, OOIDA

OOIDA opposes Ohio CDL training bills meant to ‘churn out’ new drivers

Efforts remain active at the Ohio statehouse to benefit motor carriers wanting to bring more drivers into the trucking industry. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is opposed to the legislation. The House Finance Committee previously voted by unanimous consent to forward a bill that would create a commercial truck driver student aid program for eligible […]

Opinion

DOT watching the Web

Watch what you post on Facebook. The US DOT is watching. Department of Transportation Undersecretary Derek Kan recently told an industry group, “We are connecting diverse data sets with comprehensive and timely analysis for anybody that’s on social media.” It seems they consider social media is another source of information, along with things like traffic […]

News

Road-use tax pilot program in Washington state begins in two weeks

Washington state will launch its road-use tax pilot program in two weeks, according to state officials. The pilot program will last approximately one year and can potentially replace the fuel tax if proven successful. In partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Licensing, Federal Highway Administration, City of Surrey, Oregon […]

News

FMCSA extends comment period on personal conveyance guidelines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public comment period regarding a notice of proposed regulatory guidance concerning the use of a commercial motor vehicle for personal conveyance until Feb. 20. Originally, the deadline for comments was Jan. 18, but the FMCSA granted the American Trucking Associations’ request for a 30-day extension. The […]

News, Tolls

Indiana toll talk to meet road block?

Toll roads continue to be a topic of conversation at the Indiana statehouse. Two state lawmakers want to quell any possibility that tolls could be collected on Indianapolis-area interstates. The effort from Republican Senators Mike Delph of Carmel and Michael Young of Indianapolis come one year after state lawmakers approved a transportation bill to raise […]

Crime & Courts, News

Mississippi man pleads guilty to charges stemming from fake CDL certifications

A Mississippi CDL examiner has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his role in fraudulently granting CDL certifications well after he was fired from his job at a third-party CDL training and certification company, according at U.S. Department of Transportation news release. Derrious Dillon had worked for a company that trained and certified people looking […]