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OOIDA Member Named to National Freight Advisory Panel

June 3, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

Terry Button of New York, a member of the board of directors of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) , has been appointed to the National Freight Advisory Committee by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Button, who is a fulltime farmer and truck driver from Rushville, N.Y., will be providing [...]

Truckers Say Bridge Collapse Proof Weight Limits Needed

May 31, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Safety

Professional drivers offered their reasons why commercial truck sizes and weight limits should not be raised from current levels during a public input session this week conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation. During the hearing, commercial truck drivers said they are concerned that proposals to raise weight and size [...]

OOIDA Files Another Suit Against Feds Over Safety Records

May 28, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has filed another complaint with against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding safety records and the appeal process. OOIDA filed the suit with the U.S District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on behalf of a member who received [...]

OOIDA Honors Michigan Driver for Safety Record

May 9, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has recognized Clifton D. Albright, a professional truck driver out of Romulus, Mich., for 31 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA members [...]