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OOIDA Says it Will Appeal Lawsuit Keeping Truckers Out of California

November 11, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will appeal a recent court order dismissing its lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB). OOIDA’s lawsuit was filed against CARB in December of last year in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, in connection with the Truck and Bus Regulation, otherwise [...]

OOIDA’s 8th Annual Truckers for Troops Campaign Gets Underway Next Week

November 5, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) launches its eighth annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign next week, boosted by a $5,000 donation from Shell Rotella. Truckers for Troops raises money to pack and send care packages to service personnel stationed in combat zones. The association is currently seeking addresses [...]

OOIDA Members Who Buy Mack Trucks Get $2,000 Loyalty Reward Card

October 28, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Owner Operators
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Mack Trucks is offering a special incentive to active members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) who purchase a new Mack® truck model from a participating dealer between now and Dec. 31, 2015. OOIDA members who make a qualifying purchase will receive a Mack Trucks Loyalty Reward card worth [...]

OOIDA Asks Feds ‘What’s Next’ With Mexico Cross-border Truck Program

October 2, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week, an association that represents professional truck drivers asked the agency to provide details on future plans now that the Mexico cross border pilot trucking program is nearing expiration. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) asked Scott Darling, [...]

OOIDA Asks Feds to Stop Publishing Misleading Truck Safety Data

August 27, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has joined other industry representatives in requesting that individual carrier scores produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) be removed from publicly available websites. This week, OOIDA signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx asking that data [...]

Trucking Moves America Forward Nets $100,000 Donation from ATA

August 12, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) today said it is offering a $100,000 commitment to help Trucking Moves America Forward – an industry-wide movement that relates positive stories about the trucking industry and its importance to America’s economy and communities. With ATA’s donation, the movement has garnered $700,000 toward its goal [...]

Trucker Group Lauds Federal Agencies for Backing Anti-retaliation Regs

August 4, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

Late last week, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) praised a pair of federal agencies for working out a memorandum of understanding to strengthen collaboration between the two entities that protects truck drivers from coercion to violate safety regulations. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and [...]

OOIDA Fears Bad Press Undermines Highway Safety Efforts by Truckers

August 1, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) said Thursday it has received concerns from its members about recent news headlines that criticize the safety of the trucking industry. Truckers say the news stories leave out or misrepresent important facts and place unfounded blame on them for all truck-related crashes. OOIDA, the [...]

OOIDA: Failures, Complacency Hinder Mexico Cross-border Trucking Program

July 28, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) said today that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s three-year cross-border trucking pilot program doesn’t appear to have generated enough relevant data to conclude that the border should be opened to Mexico-based motor carriers. “What little participation the program has had is riddled with failures [...]

OOIDA Truck Drivers Sue FMCSA Over Screening Program

July 23, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) charging that agency with unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers. Under the Federal Privacy Act, according to the complaint filed in federal court in [...]