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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, Safety & Security

Winter Storm Inga dumps ice, snow in the South; HOS waivers in place

Winter Storm Inga has caused unusually frigid temperatures in the South, resulting in at least nine deaths and major traffic problems. Several states have issued a declaration of emergency, exempting certain truckers from hours-of-service rules. Extending from Texas all the way to the Southeast, freezing temperatures and snow has plagued portions of the country not […]

Features, OOIDA Member

OOIDA members qualify for $1,000 off on Kenworth trucks

OOIDA members can get a rebate of $1,000 on the purchase price of a Kenworth sleeper truck during 2018. Kenworth and OOIDA are offering the promotion for the 16th consecutive year. OOIDA members can choose from a Kenworth T680 or T880 with a 52-inch or larger factory-installed sleeper or Kenworth T660, T800 and W900 glider […]

Crime & Courts, News

CRST says trainee didn’t provide prescription stating he required a service dog

With the case now moved to Iowa, CRST International continues to dispute the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s claims that the trucking company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by rescinding a job offer to a military veteran. The EEOC originally filed the complaint with a Florida federal court in March 2017, alleging that the Cedar […]

Federal, News

Government report highlights economic importance of transportation

Truckers know that the trucking industry drives the economy, both literally and metaphorically. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics has quantified the transportation sector’s contribution to the economy with its recently released 2017 Transportation Economic Trends. As the report points out, transportation “makes economic activity possible and serves as a major economic activity itself.” The report […]

News

Road Dog channel to premiere Women in Trucking

Starting this weekend, SiriusXM will have a weekly show dedicated to the women of the trucking industry. Women in Trucking, a live call-in show on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146, is scheduled to premiere at 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 20. The two-hour show will be hosted by Ellen Voie, who is president and CEO […]

News

Mississippi House approves funds for road and bridge work

Transportation funding is an ongoing struggle at the Mississippi statehouse. Multiple bills halfway through the statehouse could signal progress on efforts to address a projected $400 million annual shortfall. The Magnolia State relies on about $1 billion each year in federal funds and from state sources, including the 18-cent fuel excise tax and truck fees. […]

News

DAT Solutions: Rates dip as truckers head back to work

Freight activity on DAT MembersEdge keeps growing, as the number of posted loads was 17 percent higher during the week ending Jan. 13. While demand for trucks has pushed rates and load-to-truck ratios to record levels, national average rates were softer last week. What gives? People are back to work. After holidays, disruptive weather, and […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices across the U.S. rise 3 cents this week over last

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 3.2 cents per gallon from the week before, to $3.028 per gallon, for the week ending Monday, Jan. 15, according to the Energy Information Administration. Average prices have risen for each of the two previous weeks. Diesel prices went up in all 10 regions […]

Crime & Courts, News

Former trucking CEO takes restitution case to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court said last week that it will review a case that ordered a former trucking company CEO to pay $4.85 million in legal fees after being convicted of defrauding General Electric Capital Corp. In January 2015, Sergio Lagos was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud. In February […]

News

Two Daimler Truck dealerships merge to form TNTX

Two Daimler Truck dealerships, TAG Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group, have merged into a new company named TNTX. The merger became effective Jan. 1, according a news release. For the time being, the companies will operate as TAG Truck Center, a division of TNTX, and Lonestar Truck Group, a division of TNTX. A […]