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Proposed Bills Would Exempt Small Carriers from the ELD Mandate

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.

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OOIDA Member Discounts Offered for Freightliner, Western Star Trucks

Current members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association now have access to rebates on certain new Freightliner and Western Star trucks as well as qualifying used trucks at SelecTrucks Centers.

OOIDA Leading Fight Against House Bills to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, along with other groups, is opposing two bills before the House of Representatives that would allow for lowering the age requirement for obtaining an interstate commercial driver’s license.

OOIDA Sues Pennsylvania Turnpike over Toll Hikes

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for what it claims are excessive toll increases.

Dozens of Congressmen Go to Bat for OOIDA ELD Exemption Request

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has garnered the support of over two dozen Congressmen in the form of a letter from them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that encourages the agency to grant OOIDA’s pending application for a 5-year exemption from the ELD rule.

5-Year Exemption Would 'Gut’ ELD Rule, Truck Safety Groups Say

Is there such a thing as too big an exemption to the electronic logging rule? That’s the gist of joint comments submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration by a safety advocacy group composed of motor carriers and a highway-safety lobby.

OOIDA’s Jim Johnston Dies at 78

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced that Jim Johnston, its long serving leader, has passed away at the age of 78 after more than a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?

There are plenty of horror stories out there about owner-operator lease-purchase programs, and not just at the ports, explains Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her August editorial.

Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs

After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal regulators are close to requiring most interstate commercial drivers to keep track of their work hours with an electronic device.

With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill

Transportation committees on Capitol Hill are starting to write the policy provisions to reauthorize the highway program that expires this fall, but the finance committees have yet to move on the key issue of funding.