This month in trucking history – June 2020
June 30, 1996
The Tennessee Public Service Commission ceases operations. The decision followed OOIDA’s lawsuit against the Commission and Commissioner Keith Bissell, whose campaign-funding tactics violated truckers’ rights.
OOIDA declares the month to be National Truck Safety Month. The U.S. Congress, as well as dozens of states, follow OOIDA’s lead.
June 30, 2013
Thirty-minute rest breaks become mandatory for commercial motor vehicle drivers if the driver has been on duty for eight consecutive hours. OOIDA objects, saying the changes were too rigid and didn’t take into account the individual needs of each driver.
June 12, 2019
OOIDA President Todd Spencer testifies at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing about the state of the trucking industry. “The reasons drivers stay are because of pay, benefits and working conditions,” Spencer said. “The reasons they leave are the lack thereof.”