The issue of detention time isn’t new. For years, truck drivers have been at the mercy of shippers and receivers, waiting for hours with no compensation.
If there was one theme in the OOIDA President’s testimony, it was that an increase in compliance with trucking regulations hasn’t led to improved safety.
As part of an interview about FMCSA’s hours-of-service reform, OOIDA General Vice President took a reporter from the Associated Press on a ride-along.
Traffic fatalities were down overall for the second consecutive year in 2018 and the seventh consecutive quarter, according to NHTSA's early estimates.
The U.S. Department of Health's final rule regarding the use of hair testing for drugs was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget.
A proposal to mandate speed limiters in commercial vehicles would fail to improve safety and “would lead to more crashes involving commercial vehicles."
Attorneys for the OOIDA and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission presented their oral arguments in front of an appellate panel in July.
A new bill aims to support OOIDA’s attempts to reform the federal definition of a conventional automobile transporter, eliminating overhang confusion.
The tax rate changes range from a 24.5-cent increase on diesel fuel in Illinois to a fractional price increase for gas and diesel in Nebraska.
As fall approaches, some state legislatures are still in regular session, and dozens of trucking-related bills are on the radar.
The majority of state legislatures have wrapped up their work for this year. Here’s our end-of-summer review of state legislation you found of interest.
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores dominated the truck parking news cycle in early summer. There were several reoccurring situations. Some good, some bad.
It’s important for drivers to be part of an association like OOIDA because as a group, they have the ability to shape policy for trucking.
Bryce Mongeon is the newest member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s government affairs team in Washington, D.C.
OOIDA is always looking for ways to save truckers money, this time in the form of its new Truckers Advantage fuel card with even bigger savings.
In a new video produced by the FMCSA, OOIDA Board Member Dick Pingel explains to drivers of passenger vehicles that truckers are people too.
A Kentucky trucking company has been ordered to reinstate a truck driver who refused to operate during inclement weather.
The FMCSA announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that the agency said aims to streamline the process for commercial driver’s license applicants.
A bill that would provide livestock haulers some relief from hours-of-service regulations is gradually gaining support in the House and the Senate.
Electronic logging devices will become mandatory in June 2021 for most Canadian motor carriers who are federally regulated.
Trucking employment is at an all-time high, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
According to the U.S. News and World Report’s Best States for Transportation rankings, Nevada is doing relatively fine whereas Rhode Island is in bad shape.
In This Issue:
- ‘A monstrous problem’
- ‘Wrong direction’
- Drivers share message of inflexible hours of service
- Truck-involved fatalities up during first year of ELD mandate
- HHS sends hair testing guidelines to White House for review
- OOIDA to senators: Speed limiter amendment would ‘fail to improve safety’
- Appeals court hears oral arguments in OOIDA’s Pennsylvania toll lawsuit
- OOIDA backs bill clarifying ‘automobile transporters’ definition
- Fuel rate changes implemented in 15 states
- Legislation still under construction at certain statehouses
- Four states attempt to limit left lane lollygagging
- State Watch — August/September 2019
- A Loves story
- Making changes for the better
- New director of legislative affairs signs on with OOIDA
- New Truckers Advantage fuel card offers bigger savings than before
- OOIDA board member featured in FMCSA video series
- Company ordered to rehire trucker who refused to drive in inclement weather
- Proposal eliminates CDL testing provision to ‘streamline process’
- Livestock transportation bill gradually gains support
- Canada publishes federal ELD mandate, effective June 2021
- Trucking jobs reach an all-time high
- Nevada ranks best for infrastructure; Rhode Island ranks worst
- ‘We kicked ass’
- ‘I can never do enough to thank them’
- How the Mackinac Bridge ties a state together
- Dirty Art Work
- GBATS going big
- OOIDA on the road – August/September 2019
- Strange Things & Filthy Lies – August/September 2019
- Dashboard Confidential – August/September 2019
- Roses and Razzberries – August/September 2019
Inspection tolerances are not spelled out in the final rule. If you want to know what those tolerances are (i.e., if you want to know what will get you placed out of service), you have to get that info from CVSA.
Jim Johnston, longtime president of OOIDA, said the victory against corrupt officials in Tennessee was one of the most satisfying of OOIDA's victories.
Ilana Rubel believes she and her family owe their lives to a pair of good Samaritan truck drivers who jumped in after a crash.
When the Mackinac Bridge opened on Nov. 1, 1957, it answered a need that had become increasingly pressing since Michigan became a state in 1837.
Trucking wasn’t necessarily the path most drivers had in mind. One driver never gave up his true passion and is finally getting the recognition he deserves.
For the first time since 2008, there will be no GBATS in 2019, using the time to make the Joplin, Mo., truck show even better in 2020.
For much of September, Jon Osburn is scheduled to guide the Spirit of the American Trucker to stops in the Midwest.
Wendy warns of the dangers of getting licked by a dumpster cat with foul breath and the lies that surround detention pay.
Sweetman takes us back in time to his summer at Woodstock and shares with us the lessons he learned along the way.
This edition of "Roses and Razzberries" recognizes members and government officials alike, giving recognition where it is deserved.
Seems everybody wants to track you these days. Well, maybe not everybody, but many carriers and brokers do. According to an OOIDA foundation survey.
Let’s call it the “echo effect.” You shout “hello” into a canyon, the sound bounces off the walls, and you near lots of “hellos,” one right after another.
Think low viscosity for motor, transmission and rear-end oil, and probably grease in the hubs. And embrace synthetics, if you haven’t already.
“Thermal events” might seem an amusing euphemism for “fire,” but they’re not so funny to people who own trucks that have been burned up because of them.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is offering classes aimed at providing prospective owner-operators all the tools they need to be successful.
Land Line has their ear to the road listening for all of the best products of services out there to ensure you are always up to date on what's new.
Our favorite road lawyers are back to answer your questions about the subtleties of traffic citations and what to do when you get one.
Taxes can be tricky, luckily this edition of Tax Tips covers everything from loans to leasing equipment as well as how to finance yourself.
Our feature truck this month belongs to Ron Lang of Iowa who informed us of his brand new Peterbilt 389 glider kit build that was already underway.
Our Senior Contributing Technical Consultant answers questions about fuel efficiency and how to find out what's causing your tires to ware out so easily.