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CBD Use Cost This Truck Driver His Job

CBD Use Cost This Truck Driver His Job

A long time hazmat truck driver was using CBD oil for pain management and thought that it contained no THC. But when he tested positive for high levels of THC in his next drug test, he lost his job of 10 years.

October 16, 2019

Proposed Bills Would Update Insurance Minimums and Mandate Automatic Braking on Trucks
1,100 Miles of Bridges in Desperate Need of Repair
Underride Legislation Faces Opposition from Trucking Groups

Underride Legislation Faces Opposition from Trucking Groups

Reintroduced bipartisan legislation to mandate underride guards on large commercial trucks was met with opposition from the trucking industry, with both ATA and the OOIDA voicing their objections to the proposed rule.

March 12, 2019

OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a letter to members of Congress in opposition.

February 28, 2019

ELD Adoption Fails to Reduce Truck Accidents, Study Says
Proposed Bills Would Exempt Small Carriers from the ELD Mandate
SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.

March 13, 2018

CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

California's Fifth District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from 2014 that the California Air Resources Board overstepped its authority in allowing small trucking companies to delay complying with certain emissions regulations.

February 1, 2018

Environmental Group, State Attorneys Urge EPA to Keep Glider Kit GHG Rules

Environmental Group, State Attorneys Urge EPA to Keep Glider Kit GHG Rules

Environmental advocates, state attorneys general, and others are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain the Obama administration’s ruling on glider kits under the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules, calling the current efforts to reverse the rule at odds with the Clean Air Act.

January 8, 2018

USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

December 29, 2017

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise
What ELD Enforcement Could Look Like on Day 1

What ELD Enforcement Could Look Like on Day 1

The electronic logging device rule takes effect on Dec. 18, but many fleets and drivers may not be compliant with it in time. So, what will enforcement look like for them?

December 15, 2017

OOIDA Now Fighting ELD Rule with Coalition Support

OOIDA Now Fighting ELD Rule with Coalition Support

A coalition consisting of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and 30 other transportation-related associations has been formed to back proposed legislation that would delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate for two years.

September 27, 2017