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Judge Nixes FMCSA Motion to Dismiss Truck Driver DataQ Lawsuit

March 16, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

A federal court judge last week ruled in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) in regards to the trucking association’s ongoing DataQ lawsuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied the U.S. Department of Transportation’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed by OOIDA [...]

Small Truck Fleets: Hiking Insurance Minimums Bad for Safety, Business

March 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety
Small Truck Fleets: Hiking Insurance Minimums Bad for Safety, Business

Raising insurance minimum requirements for interstate trucking companies would make highways less safe and harm small-business truckers unnecessarily, according to public comments submitted recently by professional truck drivers and owners of small-business trucking companies. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration had sought comments to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking [...]

Kenworth Offers $1,000 Rebate To OOIDA Members on New Sleeper Truck

March 2, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Owner Operators
Kenworth Offers $1,000 Rebate To OOIDA Members on New Sleeper Truck

Kenworth Truck Co. said it is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that is good through the remainder of the year. Eligible Kenworth trucks include the Kenworth T660, T800, T880, W900 and the aerodynamic T680 [...]

Truck Drivers Can Now Use OOIDA Site to Prepare for DOT Exams

February 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety, Technology

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has launched a new online resource that truck drivers can use to prepare for medical exams that are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT Doc Website was created to help drivers have access to more information when using the National Registry [...]

Truckers Laud Expansion of Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

February 6, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) on Thursday thanked the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bill that closes loopholes in previous legislation and protects small businesses from undue regulatory burdens. The bill — called the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015 (H.R. 527), passed by a [...]

ACT Analyzes Truck Demand Uptick; Suspension of the Restart Regs

December 22, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

Class 8 commercial truck orders rose to the task in November with 40,925 orders, securing the fifth best order month since ACT Research began collecting industry data back in the early 1980s. Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst, said, “Year-to-date, orders of 336,000 units are up 42.4 percent from [...]

Trucker Group Lauds Legislators for Bumping Restart Rule from HOS Regs

December 10, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) said today it welcomes news that the Senate and House appropriations committees are backing language in the final FY15 appropriations bill that would set aside the current version of the 34-hour restart rule in hours-of-service regulations. The appropriations bill, which was presented late Tuesday, [...]

OOIDA Accuses Collins Amendment Opponents of Using ‘Scare Tactics’

December 9, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has sent a letter to key members of the Senate and House appropriations committees urging them to back language in the 2015 appropriations bill that would set aside the current 34-hour restart rule in hours-of-service regulations. The restart provision was authored earlier this year by [...]

OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops Program Raises $52,000-plus for Care Packages

November 25, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has announced its eighth annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign raised a total of $52,528 to pack and send care packages to service personnel stationed in combat zones. The fundraising effort took place the week of Nov. 10 — the week that includes [...]

OOIDA Urges its Truck-driving Membership to Support TMAF Campaign

November 18, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) this week asked its members to get involved in the trucking industry’s image-promoting Trucking Moves America Forward campaign. It urges OOIDA members to adopt a pledge that encourages commitment to a list of positive values that can be incorporated into a driver’s personal and [...]