February 16, 2014
Mexico’s biggest trucking association has filed a $30 billion dollar arbitration claim against the United States for refusing to fully open the country to trucks from south of the border, as called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
January 21, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s newest enforcement tool is a shutdown order for carriers that flagrantly disregard the safety rules. Under a final rule to be posted this week, the agency can suspend or revoke the authority of willful repeat violators, and impose civil or criminal penalties.
January 13, 2014
The Supreme Court will not hear an owner-operator petition to overturn the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border.
December 31, 2013
A new image campaign was announced at ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition. Are you yawning? Another one, you say? What’s so special about this one? Read on.
December 23, 2013
The Supreme Court will decide January 10 whether or not to hear a petition to overturn the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border.
December 9, 2013
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's seventh Truckers for Troops care package campaign is going on this week. The fundraising effort is an OOIDA tradition since 2007 and has a head start with a donation of $5,000 from Shell Rotella. Truckers for Troops raises money to pack and send care packages to service personnel stationed in combat zones.
December 6, 2013
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, against the California Air Resources Board on Friday, in connection with the Truck and Bus Regulation.
UPDATED -- Nearly 10% of the nation’s freight brokers no longer have their licenses following new federal regulations that took effect requiring a higher bonding amount, while another source says the number is even higher.
November 20, 2013
The stage is set for a political grilling of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at a House hearing Thursday on the hours-of-service rule. Amid relentless criticism of the 34-hour restart and 30-minute break provisions of the rule, agency administrator Anne Ferro will be called on to explain and defend the agency’s decision-making.
November 4, 2013
The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a recent lower court decision upholding the federal government’s long-haul, cross-border trucking program with Mexico.
October 14, 2013
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 8 against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance challenging the constitutionality of certain highway taxes for all trucks using its state highways.
September 19, 2013
Who says government is slow and unresponsive? A week ago two Representatives introduced a bill that that would compel the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, rather than issue a guidance. Now there has been some movement.
September 12, 2013
Two congressmen have introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering sleep disorders, rather than issue a guidance as it is planning to do.
September 10, 2013
Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari visited a safety advisory panel meeting Tuesday and trucking leaders there took the opportunity to raise some industry concerns.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and Lucas Oil will play hosts to rock band Kansas as part of a series of free concerts and music scheduled during the Heart of America Trucking Show.
August 1, 2013
The recession was tough on owner-operators. Add to that increasing regulations and more expensive equipment, and it’s no wonder some in the industry are saying the owner-operator is dead.
July 26, 2013
UPDATED- A federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to declare the program illegal.
June 25, 2013
A national association representing professional truckers has launched a new campaign to address the biggest safety gap in the trucking industry: the lack of basic training standards for new drivers.
June 18, 2013
The hearing by the House Highways Subcommittee offered the major contenders in the perpetual HOS wars a chance to air their complaints, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration the chance to defend itself.
June 17, 2013
Ryan Bowley has been named Director of Government Affairs by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
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