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OOIDA Joins Criticism of FMCSA’s Fleet Safety Performance Program

February 7, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) agrees with the findings and suggestions in a report released to Congress by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that is critical of the safety performance program run by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The GAO report, entitled “Modifying the Compliance, Safety, Accountability [...]

OOIDA Still Collecting Packages for Truckers for Troops Campaign

December 24, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) raised $46,861 during this year’s Truckers for Troops campaign, which brings the total over the past seven years to more than $400,000. Truckers for Troops raises money to pack and send care packages to military service personnel stationed in combat zones. The campaign, which [...]

Feds Revoke Licenses of 2,000 Freight Brokers

December 12, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

New federal surety bond requirements mean that nearly 2,000 of the nation’s freight brokers have had their broker licenses revoked, according to a news report published by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and DC Velocity. Congress passed legislation last year that makes it mandatory for freight brokers post a $75,000 [...]

OOIDA Sues California Panel Over Out-of-State Truck Regs

December 10, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in connection with the Truck and Bus Regulation. The association has asked for an injunction that determines the regulation is unconstitutional and discriminates against out-of-state [...]

OOIDA Trucker to Congress: HOS Regulations and Reality are in Conflict

November 21, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations

A senior member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) told Congress today that recent changes to hours-of-service regulations make it difficult for truckers to drive while rested, operate their businesses efficiently and earn a living. Tilden Curl of Olympia, Wash. gave testimony at a hearing held by the U.S. [...]

FMCSA Chief Takes a Two-day Road Trip With Owner-Operator

November 7, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Anne Ferro participated in a two-day ride-along with an owner-operator that began early Sunday morning in Maryland and lasted until Monday afternoon in Missouri, providing the FMCSA chief with valuable insights into long-haul truck driving. Ferro’s road trip with Leo Wilkins of St. Charles, Mich., [...]

OOIDA Backs Legislation Placing Hold on 34-hour Restart

November 1, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) said Thursday it supports a bipartisan bill introduced this week by Congressmen Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), Tom Rice (R-S.C.) and Michael Michaud (D-Maine) that would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the data, methodology and impacts of the  hours-of-service rule enforced by the [...]

OOIDA Sues New York State Over Highway Tax for Trucks

October 10, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance challenging the constitutionality of certain highway taxes for all trucks using its state highways. The lawsuit was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York [...]

Trucking Groups Won’t ‘Condone’ Weekend Shutdown

October 9, 2013 By: Steve Mitchell Tags: News, Owner Operators

A “general strike” called for this weekend by operators of a Facebook page called “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” that features 99,278 “likes” by late this morning, has drawn response from two trucking organizations that say they don’t condone such an action. The Facebook page calls for the nation’s truck [...]

House Backs Truck Driver Sleep Apnea Legislation in 405-0 Vote

September 27, 2013 By: Steve Mitchell Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The House of Representatives has approved legislation that requires the FMCSA to complete a formal rule-making process before mandating testing for millions of truck drivers for sleep apnea and other sleeping disorders. The House bill — H.R. 3095 — was approved Thursday on a 405-0 vote. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) [...]