This Month in Trucking History — December 2018/January 2019

December 2018/January 2019

Jami Jones


Dec. 30, 2004

Following a three-day trial earlier that year, a federal judge ruled in favor of OOIDA and more than 600 drivers in a class action lawsuit against Ledar Transport. The court concluded that the company violated truth-in-leasing regulations.

Jan. 3, 2005

In response to a petition from OOIDA, FMCSA announced that it would issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking as a step toward raising broker bonds from $10,000.

Jan. 30, 2015

OOIDA launched an online resource to help truck drivers prepare for their DOT physicals and share reviews of certified medical examiners. The service is still online at

Dec. 7, 2016

OOIDA filed 41 pages of comments to the FMCSA in opposition of a proposal that would have mandated speed limiters on heavy vehicles. The Association cited studies and statistics that indicate speed limiters would make America’s highways more dangerous.

J.J. Keller
Jami Jones

Jami Jones has been in journalism since 1991 – focused on the trucking industry since 2000. Whether judging Shell SuperRigs or writing hard-hitting analyses, she covers trucking from lug nuts to legislation – always with the trucker in mind.