Trucking History – October 2020
Oct. 17, 1974
Nebraska becomes the first state to complete all of its mainline interstate highways with the dedication of its final piece of Interstate 80.
Oct. 18, 2013
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association celebrates its 40th anniversary at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
Oct. 10, 2018
FMCSA hosts its fifth and final public listening session in Washington, D.C., regarding its advance notice of proposed rulemaking on hours-of-service reform. OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh asked for the elimination of the 30-minute break and expanded split-sleeper options.
Oct. 28, 2019
Ray Martinez steps down from his role as FMCSA administrator to oversee a Department of Transportation construction project in Massachusetts to be closer to home. Martinez served as the FMCSA’s administrator for less than two years but helped spur the agency toward hours-of-service reform. Jim Mullen became FMCSA’s acting administrator when Martinez left.