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OOIDA Urges Fast Action on Trucker Training Standards

September 23, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) said it hopes that the agency that oversees motor carrier safety regulations will quickly begin moving in the direction of implementing minimum training standards for new commercial truck drivers since it announced plans to begin a new proposal process. OOIDA, which is the nation’s [...]

ATA, OOIDA Laud House Panel’s Passage of Sleep Apnea Bill

September 20, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have greeted with approval a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee decision to approve a bill that prevents the Obama administration from using informal guidance to address sleep apnea. The bill, which was introduced just last week by Reps. [...]

ATA, OOIDA Laud Proposed Sleep Apnea Legislation

September 13, 2013 By: Steve Mitchell Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations

The American Trucking Associations, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and several other transportation organizations are backing legislation introduced this week in the House of Representatives that affects sleep apnea among commercial truck drivers. The bill, which was introduced by Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), would ensure that [...]

Heart of America Trucking Show Features Rock Band Kansas

September 10, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary Oct. 18 and 19 at the Kansas Speedway, and among the highlights of the two-day festivities will be a performance by the legendary American progressive rock band Kansas. The Heart of America Trucking Show will feature free concerts and [...]

OOIDA Hosts Heart of America Trucking Show Oct. 18-19

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

Hosted by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the Heart of America Trucking Show is scheduled Oct. 18 and 19 at the Kansas Speedway to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this organization that fights for the rights of truckers. The Heart of America Trucking Show is open to OOIDA members, [...]

OOIDA Hopes Driver Training Will Replace HOS as Top Issue

August 5, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says last week’s final court decision on the years-long hours-of-service controversy is history, and the industry, House and Senate members and federal agencies should turn their attention to what it terms the long-neglected issue of driver safety. Todd Spencer, executive vice president of OOIDA, [...]

OOIDA Seeks Basic Standards for New Truck Drivers

June 28, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has launched a new campaign to address the lack of basic training standards for new drivers —what it terms “the biggest safety gap in the trucking industry.” OOIDA says the purpose in its new “Truckers for Safety” campaign is to help assist the next [...]

OOIDA Names Bowley Government Affairs Director

June 12, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has named Ryan Bowley as its director of government affairs. Bowley has focused on highway funding and investment policies for OOIDA for the past two years, including a successful effort to incorporate truck-parking language into the 2012 highway bill. His new responsibilities include overseeing [...]

OOIDA Hosting Heart of America Trucking Show

June 10, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Oct. 18 and 19 by hosting the Heart of America Trucking Show both days at the Kansas Speedway, located at 400 Speedway Boulevard in Kansas City. This national association for professional truckers has opened this event to OOIDA [...]

OOIDA Appeals Decision on Mexico CDL Program

June 7, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety
OOIDA Appeals Decision on Mexico CDL Program

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has filed an appeal in its lawsuit against the Department of Transportation (DOT) and its cross-border trucking program with Mexico. In its appeal, OOIDA is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to grant a rehearing regarding the issue of whether commercial drivers licenses issued [...]