The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.
November 13, 2019
Two proposed bills in the House of Representatives aim to reduce harm caused by large truck crashes by updating the minimum insurance requirements for carriers and requiring automatic emergency braking to be standard on large commercial vehicles.
July 18, 2019
Testifying before a House subcommittee, several trucking stakeholder groups made a case for the importance of trucking to the U.S. economy and offered plans on how to improve it, from infrastructure funding to safety regulations.
June 12, 2019
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
A coalition of nearly 70 trade organizations has sent a letter to Congress in support of a bipartisan bill that would allow drivers as young as 18 to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
March 7, 2019
The reintroduced DRIVE-Safe ACT would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
February 26, 2019
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that aims to hold retailers partly accountable for working with trucking companies that have a record of labor violations.
September 25, 2018
Two proposed bills aimed at small carriers and the agricultural business sector would exempt certain trucking companies from the ELD mandate if made into law.
May 29, 2018
Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced two separate bills on Capitol Hill that are aimed at addressing labor and environmental issues at our nation’s ports.
October 26, 2017
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
While details on President Trump’s $1 trillion Infrastructure plan may still be weeks away, two senators, Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have introduced a bipartisan infrastructure funding plan.
May 18, 2017
Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking education and image campaign, discussed the successes it had in 2016, including an expanded member base, engagement with the public, and influence on legislation.
December 6, 2016
The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
March 6, 2015