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OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

September 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

A national association of small-business truckers claims the government’s proposal to mandate speed-limiting devices on large commercial trucks would be dangerous for all highway users. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, says such devices create speed differentials that lead to more [...]

June’s Shippers Conditions Index in Near-Neutral Territory

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
June’s Shippers Conditions Index in Near-Neutral Territory

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for June — at a near-neutral reading of minus-0.7 — reflects slow freight growth typical of late recovery status and a lull in the new capacity-constraining regulations that are not yet in effect. Even though the SCI is only modestly positive at the moment, it [...]

Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

A national association of small-business truckers says the government’s excuses for mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) are weak and fail to justify violating the Fourth Amendment rights of professional truck drivers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wants the court to throw out the federal mandate that is scheduled to [...]

OOIDA Awards Scholarships to a Half-dozen High School Graduates

July 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund. Five top scholars were chosen for this honor. To apply, the students were asked to submit a 500-word reflection essay on how a trucker has influenced their life, how their educational [...]

OOIDA Encouraged by House Panel Vote on HOS Restart Provision

May 24, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and its members are encouraged about passage of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Agencies for supporting small-business truckers in its annual FY 2017 bill. The bill, which passed the subcommittee by voice vote last week, provides [...]

OOIDA Appeals Feds ELD Requirement; Cites Truckers’ Rights

April 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety, Technology
OOIDA Appeals Feds ELD Requirement Citing Truckers’ Rights

A national association representing small business truckers is appealing a government mandate that requires electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles, claiming it doesn’t advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) stated these and other arguments [...]

FMCSA Honors 76 Professional Drivers for Millions of Safe Miles

March 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
FMCSA Honors 76 Professional Drivers for Millions of Safe Miles

A number of organizations representing the commercial truck and bus industries this week presented the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with a poster honoring 76 professional drivers for their millions of miles of accident-free driving. “We present this poster on behalf of the truck and bus industry recognizing these tremendous [...]

ATA Hires Longtime Trucking Industry Lobbyist Mike Joyce

February 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill and the trucking industry, as the federation’s senior vice president of legislative affairs. “Mike is well-known and respected in the halls of Congress and in our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, “and we [...]

OOIDA Lawsuit Successful in Quashing New York Truck Decal Fee

February 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations
OOIDA Lawsuit Successful in Quashing New York Truck Decal Fee

Out-of-state trucking businesses that drive into New York can thank small-business truckers for standing up to an unconstitutional tax and decal fee. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has won a class-action lawsuit against the state and the fee will no longer be enforced. The association challenged the taxes as [...]

TMAF Joins Trucking Industry in Lauding Highway Funding Bill

December 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
TMAF Joins Trucking Industry in Passage of Highway Funding Bill

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industrywide trucking image and education movement, said this week it applauds Congress for passing a long-term highway funding bill. TMAF said the legislation, which President Obama signed into law late last week, ensures increased safety and efficiency for professional truck drivers and motorists alike. [...]