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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 Certified Medical Examiner website working again

(Editor’s note: Well, that was short lived. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website is, in fact, down again. As of Saturday, Dec. 16, the site has not been functioning. Land Line will continue to monitor and report on any sustained developments. In the meantime, if you need to find a physician for a physical, […]

News

New York State DOT seeking comments for ‘text stop’ in Schodack

The New York State Department of Transportation has plans to convert a rest area in Schodack that has been closed for more than seven years into a “text stop,” complete with truck parking and a commercial vehicles inspection area. NYSDOT is accepting comments and questions on the proposal through Dec. 29. Located between Exits 11 […]

Features

Transition Trucking awards military veteran with new Kenworth T680

For the second year in a row, a military veteran received the keys to a fully loaded Kenworth T680. Fastport Greg Softy (right), a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army and truck driver for Stevens Transport, accepts the keys to 2017 Kenworth T680 that he won for being named the winner of Fastport’s 2017 Transition […]

News, Safety & Security

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act 2018 ends tonight

Tonight is the last night to purchase a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, Dec. 15. Those who do not enroll in a qualifying plan during the open enrollment period will be unable to purchase health insurance in 2018 unless […]

Features, OOIDA Member

OOIDA seeks nominations to join its Board of Directors

You have until the end of the year to nominate someone to join the OOIDA Board of Directors as an alternate board member. Every two years OOIDA holds an election for board alternates. Alternates are elected to two-year terms by and from the membership. All current alternate board member terms expire in 2019, so it’s […]

News

FMCSA grants 90-day ELD waiver to ag haulers; requests comments on personal conveyance guidelines

Agricultural commodities haulers will have an extra 90 days to comply with the electronic logging mandate set to take effect on Monday, according to a limited waiver issued Friday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has granted an exemption petition filed by the National Pork Producers Council on behalf of eight organizations representing […]

Crime & Courts, News, Safety & Security

Trucker on I-30 in Rowlett, Texas, shot at in apparent case of road rage

An act of road rage in Rowlett, Texas, has left one trucker hospitalized after a motorist shot at the truck’s cab, shattering the truck’s driver-side window. Law enforcement is requesting any witnesses or information that could help identify and capture the shooter. According to a Rowlett Police Department news release, officers were flagged down on […]

News

Colorado officials find little agreement on road funding solutions

As the New Year approaches, an old problem continues at the Colorado statehouse. Efforts continue to find solutions to transportation funding needs. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and the governor recognize that solutions are needed to cover an estimated $1 billion annual shortfall for road construction and maintenance. The state Legislature acted earlier […]

Analysis, News

ELD ‘IOU’ won’t save drivers from citation, CVSA says

Drivers beware. If you purchased an ELD device but do not have it installed by Dec. 18, you will be issued a citation and potentially a fine. Reports are coming into OOIDA HQ from drivers who have already paid for an ELD device but haven’t received it from the manufacturer. At least two companies are […]

News, OOIDA, Safety & Security

OOIDA aims to protect members from ‘unintended consequences’ at L.A. port

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to the Los Angeles City Council on Thursday, Dec. 14, lauding the councilmembers for their efforts to protect port truck drivers from unfair lease-purchase agreements, while also warning the council not to confuse those practices with legitimate lease agreements. Since USA Today published an investigative report in June about […]