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Trucking Association Names New Federal Affairs Manager

December 4, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) has named Jay Grimes to the Washington D.C. office as manager of federal affairs. Grimes will share responsibility in advancing the association’s government affairs agenda on behalf of OOIDA members. He is originally from Fairfax, Va., and graduated from the University of Virginia with [...]

Former Trucking Government Affairs Director Rejoins Staff at OOIDA

September 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) welcomes back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to the Washington, D.C., office as director of government affairs and counsel, starting today. She will resume her position leading the association’s D.C. staff as it pursues efforts on behalf of OOIDA members regarding all regulatory and legislative issues. O’Neill-Kaumo [...]

Trucker Group Skeptical of Hair Testing to Detect Driver Drug Use

July 7, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has filed comments on hair testing for drug use in response to a request for information by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The trucking organization claims there are limitations to the accuracy of hair testing and encouraged SAMHSA to evaluate [...]

Trucker Group Names its 2015 Mary Johnston Scholarship Recipients

July 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has named five top scholars to receive its 2015-2016 Mary Johnston Scholarship. To apply, students were asked to submit a 500-word reflection essay on how a trucker has influenced their life, the way their educational goals resonate with their personalities and to make suggestions [...]

OOIDA Lauds Lawmakers for Halting Arbitrary Trucking Insurance Hikes

June 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and its members last week thanked the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from arbitrarily raising financial requirements for commercial truck fleets. In a bipartisan vote late last week, the House struck down an amendment [...]

Trucker Group Urges Congress to Quash Arbitrary Insurance Hikes

May 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), along with other industry stakeholders sent a letter to Congress this week, urging it to stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) increasing federally mandated levels of financial responsibility coverage for property and passenger motor carriers. The letter was sent to the U.S. [...]

OOIDA Urges Feds to Review Data on Truck Speed Limiters

April 29, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has told two government agencies that there is a lack of solid science to back up a mandate that would require speed limiting devices on large trucks and that doing so would make highways less safe. A letter was sent to officials with the [...]

Kenworth ICON 900 Added To $1,000 Rebate Program For OOIDA Members

April 24, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Image, Owner Operators
Kenworth ICON 900 Added To $1,000 Rebate Program For OOIDA Members

Kenworth Truck Co. is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of the new Kenworth ICON 900 to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for the rest of this year. The ICON 900 is a customized limited-edition truck introduced at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show. Kenworth is offering [...]

OOIDA Petitions to Intervene in Cross-border Trucking Lawsuit

April 13, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety
OOIDA Petitions to Intervene in Cross-border Trucking Lawsuit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to intervene in a cross-border trucking lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The lawsuit, filed in March 2015 by the Teamsters Union [...]

Peterbilt Offering $1,000 Rebates on Trucks for OOIDA Members

April 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Peterbilt Offering $1,000 Rebates on Trucks for OOIDA Members

Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) can receive a $1,000 cash rebate from Peterbilt when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. “Peterbilt and owner-operators have been synonymous for decades and we’re going to continue to support these valuable customers and the OOIDA organization,” said Robert [...]