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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.

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to own majority of Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has just inked a deal for a dramatic shift of ownership in the coming years. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will acquire nearly 40 percent of PFJ stake. In 2023, Berkshire will own a majority stake, transferring power from the hands of the Haslam family. According to a news release, Berkshire’s initial minority […]

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New survey shows carriers slow to deploy ELDs, owner-operators not switching yet

The TU-Automotive’s Connected Fleets USA conference in Atlanta last week featured speakers exploring brave new transportation landscapes, including the one that mandates electronic logging devices. Clem Driscoll, a telematics analyst and founder of C.J. Driscoll and Associates, was among the speakers. He presented findings of his company’s survey, revealing that, despite the impending deadline for […]

Fuel prices, News

Another week of minimal movement for diesel prices

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up four-tenths of a cent to $2.792 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 2. This marks the first increase after two consecutive weeks of decreases. Diesel price averages went up in nine of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information […]

News

New survey shows carriers slow to deploy ELDs, owner-operators not switching yet

The TU-Automotive’s Connected Fleets USA conference in Atlanta last week featured speakers exploring brave new transportation landscapes, including the one that mandates electronic logging devices. Clem Driscoll, a telematics analyst and founder of C.J. Driscoll and Associates, was among the speakers. He presented findings of his company’s survey, revealing that, despite the impending deadline for […]

News

Las Vegas mass shooting death toll hits 58 with more than 500 injured

  In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, at least 58 people are dead and 515 injured when a lone gunman opened fire Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto an outdoor country music festival below in Las Vegas. Clark County, Nev., Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said that “right […]

Federal, News

Highway agency revamps self-driving car guidelines

The USDOT has released new federal guidelines for self-driving vehicles. critics are worried about the voluntary nature of the guidelines.

Features, OOIDA Member

Citizen Driver Marty Ellis leads by example

For 2017 Citizen Driver Marty Ellis, being recognized for his professionalism and community service in trucking is a surreal experience.

Features, OOIDA Member

Hansen sets great example for grandson

OOIDA life member Idella Hansen was honored with the Citizen Driver Award on May 20, 2017, in North Little Rock, Ark.

Features, OOIDA Member

Me and Muggsy: Macaw serves as trucker’s highway companion

Larry Leckrone gets lots of attention as he travels the highways, thanks to his vintage Kenworth C523 and his 36-year-old macaw named Muggsy.

Federal, News

OOIDA asks Chao to include truckers on automation committee

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to reopen the nominating process for a federal committee tasked with addressing automation within the transportation industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s federal advisory committee on automation has 25 members from the realms of manufacturing, politics, education, retail, insurance and Silicon Valley. But […]