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Update: OOIDA appeals ‘Minnesota II’

OOIDA currently has two legal actions against the Minnesota State Patrol. The first one is the case that was just tried in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. Here’s the update on the second action, a case that was filed a year ago in November.

Update: OOIDA appeals ‘Minnesota II’

OOIDA currently has two legal actions against the Minnesota State Patrol. The first one is the case that was just tried in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. Here’s the update on the second action, a case that was filed a year ago in November.

Caltrans calls hearings for truck-only toll road

The California Department of Transportation has scheduled four public hearings to discuss a proposed new highway linking Palmdale and Victorville. This highway is of great interest to truckers, not only because thousands of agricultural loads are gener…

Texting rule published, this time for real

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced during last week’s distracted driving summit that the federal ban on texting for commercial drivers was now the “law of the land.” While his message was clear, the final rule technically didn’t…

Motor carrier inspector killed in collision

An inspector with the Indiana State Police Motor Carrier Division was killed Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26, after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a car hauler on I-70 near Indianapolis. The driver of the car hauler was injured and taken to…

New York announces six rest area closures

Many truckers are questioning the New York State DOT’s decision to temporarily close six rest stops to save money. OOIDA Life Member Lou Esposito of Duanesburg, NY, said he immediately contacted his state lawmakers to let them know he opposes this pl…

Massachusetts driver safety rules start Thursday

A growing number of drivers are busy texting while driving, and a new law in Massachusetts is intended to help deter the activity. The new law, however, doesn’t stop there while trying to improve safety on roadways.

Massachusetts driver safety rules start Thursday

A growing number of drivers are busy texting while driving, and a new law in Massachusetts is intended to help deter the activity. The new law, however, doesn’t stop there while trying to improve safety on roadways.

Diesel prices dip slightly to average $2.951

Diesel fuel prices have dropped slightly after a two-week price increase – dipping nine-tenths of a cent to average $2.951 per gallon. A year ago this same week, diesel was selling for around $2.601 per gallon, about 35 cents per gallon cheaper than …