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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.


Peterbilt SuperFans have until Dec. 22 to sign up for chance at new truck

Peterbilt is searching for five SuperFans to help it celebrate having produced 1 million trucks. The company expects to reach that milestone in mid-January. As part of its celebration, Peterbilt is searching for five SuperFans, one of which will win a specially tricked-out Peterbilt Model 567 Heritage truck. Peterbilt drivers and fans in the United […]

Driver Fitness

UPDATED: FMCSA’s Certified Medical Examiner website remains down

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website has been down for nearly two weeks, and it remains unclear when the site will again be functional. The site allows commercial drivers to confirm which doctors are on the national registry to perform Department of Transportation physicals. According to Mike Megehee, […]


Senators, horse group push for livestock exemptions and delays for ELDs

The deadline for compliance with a mandate requiring electronic logging devices on commercial trucks is less than two weeks away, but that hasn’t slowed the stream of requests for delays and exemptions to the rule. Agriculture and livestock groups continue to push for exemptions and delays for truckers working in the transportation of food stuffs, […]


Several fires in Southern California continue to threaten residents and motorists

The fire situation in Southern California has not improved. In fact, it is getting worse. The Thomas Fire has expanded to 132,000 acres, up from 45,000 acres on Tuesday morning. Several other fires have developed and spread in the region, putting motorists and residents in the immediate area in danger. Thomas Fire Strong Santa Ana […]

Crime & Courts

Texas trucking owner, DPS officer plead guilty to inspection bribery

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from allegations of successfully bribing a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper to receive favorable Level 1 safety inspections, federal court documents reveal. Orlinte Cruz, owner of Cruz and Sons Transportation and UGMA Logistics in Dallas, was indicted on Honest Services Wire Fraud on Nov. 16 […]


Open enrollment for health insurance ends Dec. 15

The deadline to purchase health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act is one week away. Open enrollment began Nov. 1 and ends 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 they have a qualifying event […]

Crime & Courts

Man indicted on murder charges in death of truck driver

An 18-year-old has been indicted on second-degree murder charges in Baton Rouge, La., for the August slaying of a Tennessee truck driver. Landry Carter, 18, faces life in prison, according to The Advocate. Keith Odom, a 49-year-old truck driver from Jonesborough, Tenn., was shot to death on Aug. 8. Odom was reportedly shot while repairing a […]

News, State

Wisconsin becomes 15th state to permit 550-pound APU exemption

In an effort to encourage more truck drivers to stop idling, a new law in Wisconsin raises the allowable weight limit for trucks. States were given the ability in 2005 to allow heavy-duty trucks to exceed the 80,000-pound maximum weight limit to encourage the use of idle-reduction equipment. During the next decade many states adopted […]

News, TRACER Alert

TRACER ALERT: Red Volvo VNL with white Sun Valley trailer stolen in Florida

A red 2007 Volvo VNL pulling a white 1999 Sun Valley van trailer was reported stolen on Dec. 6 at 829 Benoist Farms Road in West Palm Beach, Fla. The truck has “Red Summer Transportation” on the side, and the trailer has “#201” on the sides. TRACER lists a Florida license plate of BA60AD and a VIN […]

Crime & Courts

Jackknifed truck, drug abuse cost Kentucky driver his CDL

A Kentucky-licensed truck driver who jackknifed his tractor-trailer in August and has repeatedly been found incapacitated by a Schedule I controlled substance has lost the right to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Scotty R. Kinmon was declared an imminent hazard to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. He was served the order […]