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OOIDA Partners With ExpressTruckTax for Truck Tax e-Filing

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

ExpressTruckTax, which offers e-filing solutions, said it has formed a partnership with the Owner Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA), to provide an affordable, accessible, and secure way for owner-operators to e-file their truck taxes. A new portal has been designed exclusively for OOIDA members by ExpressTruckTax through which drivers can [...]

OOIDA Announces Student Winners of Trucker Essay Scholarship

July 21, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has announced the names of five recipients of the 2014-2015 Mary Johnston Scholarship. To apply, students were asked to submit a 500-word essay on how a trucker has influenced their life, the way their educational goals resonate with their personalities and to make suggestions [...]

Veteran Trucker Joins OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs

June 18, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has named longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth as its new director of regulatory affairs. Grenerth spent 13 years as a trucker based out of northwest Ohio before relocating to Grain Valley, Mo., to join the executive team at the association’s headquarters. He will [...]

OOIDA: Driver Training Trumps HOS Regs in Regulatory Priorities

June 16, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

For years, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) claims, it has been pushing for federal agencies to implement minimum, behind-the-wheel training standards for new truck drivers. And yet, years later, OOIDA says, no such regulations exist. “Instead of relying on technology and making misguided, hours of service regulations changes, the [...]

House Vote Would Halt FMCSA’s Proposed Hike in Fleet Insurance Rates

June 11, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday confirmed an earlier voice vote for a measure that would halt the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from increasing the insurance minimums for truck fleets and motor carriers. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), the amendment to the Housing, Transportation and Urban [...]

OOIDA Joins Other Trucking Organizations in Lauding HOS Restart Suspension

June 9, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

Late last week, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, a national organization that represents small-business truckers, thanked the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for passing an amendment that would suspend the new restart provisions in hours of service regulations for a year. The amendment was proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and [...]

OOIDA Calls for Resignation of FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro

June 6, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is asking the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to seek the resignation of the Anne Ferro, the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In a letter forwarded to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, the OOIDA board of directors asked the [...]

OOIDA’s Western Star Show Truck and Tour Trailer Hit the Highways

June 6, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators
OOIDA's Spirit of the American Trucker rig is a Western Star 4900EX driven by  Idaho-based Jon Osburn.

After unveiling the first-ever truck to be built from the ground up through fan votes on social media channels, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road. And it’s pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s (OOIDA) “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to truck [...]

OOIDA Says Study Claiming EOBRs Reduce Truck Crash Rates is ‘Flawed’

May 22, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety, Technology

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is critical of a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute that claims that electronic onboard recording devices (EOBRs) would lower truck crash rates. “The study’s conclusion is flawed because it included all other types of crashes except those that supposedly would be prevented with [...]

OOIDA Lauds Senate Panel for Highway Reauthorization Bill

May 20, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has expressed appreciation to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for advancing a proposal for the next highway reauthorization bill. “We commend the committee for writing a bipartisan bill — and especially for rejecting the Administration’s proposal to expand tolling on our [...]