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U.S. chain law roundup 2019

Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.

Crime & Courts

Act of God defense after trucker passes out denied in $21M lawsuit

A jury awarded a family more than $21 million after a trucker fatally struck a pedestrian. Attorneys claimed it was an act of God that caused the crash.

Crime & Courts, Products & Services

Hemp cargo forfeited; scanner to ID hemp studied

Researchers have a scanner that could keep truck drivers out of jail waiting for a hemp cargo to be tested, and Idaho’s keeping a 6,071-pound hemp cargo.

OOIDA, State

OOIDA backs Missouri bill prohibiting driverless trucks

A Missouri state lawmaker wants rules for self-driving truck operations on roadways around the state. OOIDA has communicated its support.

Crime & Courts

ATA lends support to Walmart in $55M driver wage lawsuit

The American Trucking Associations is backing Walmart in a large federal wage lawsuit. ATA is joined by two mega-carriers in its amicus brief.

Crime & Courts

Judge grants Celadon’s temporary restraining order in equipment ‘ransom’ allegation

Bankrupt Celadon is seeking relief in federal court from a North Carolina towing company it says is holding some of its trucks and trailers ransom.

Crime & Courts

Former driving school owner pleads guilty to paying bribes to CDL examiner

The former owner of an Alabama CDL school has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to pay bribes to a CDL examiner.

Equipment, Opinion

Electric trucks: Coming to a highway near you

While everyone is talking about self-driving trucks, another transformative technology is silently disrupting the industry as we know it: electric trucks.


OOIDA’s tour trailer rolls into Laredo, Texas

Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s tour trailer, continues his tour of Texas with a stop in Laredo. The Spirit will be there Saturday, Feb. 15 through Feb. 18.

Federal, OOIDA

Cleaner Trucks Initiative comment period ends Feb. 20

Truck drivers have until Feb. 20 to submit comments to the EPA about the agency’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative. OOIDA urges truckers to comment.


Virginia lawmakers advance plans to boost transportation revenue

In Virginia, both statehouse chambers have approved plans inspired by the governor to overhaul transportation revenue collection. Among the changes is higher fuel taxes.