Drivers share their stories of how they are persevering as individuals and as businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.
FMCSA extended its emergency declaration for another month. The unprecedented waiver will last at least five months.
Report: 3,200 long-haul trucking companies received PPP loans.
Reformed hours-of-service regulations set to go into effect Sept. 29.
Original highway bill marred by partisanship,minimum insurance amendment
In July, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association welcomed the official launch of USMCA, which adds protections to U.S. long-haul truckers.
FMCSA is allowing flexibility in random drug test requirements because of the pandemic.
FMCSA has announced that its waiver for states regarding third-party CDL skills test examiners was extended for three months, until Sept. 30.
OOIDA backs a proposal that would stop states from issuing a CDL to anyone prohibited from driving because of a substance violation.
FMCSA granted the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association a five-year exemption from the agency’s mandatory 30-minute rest break.
FMCSA accepted an hours-of-service exemption request from Werner Enterprises, allowing certain provisions during an eight-day transition
Concern about voters safely being able to fill out ballots for upcoming elections has spurred states all over the map to simplify absentee voting.
July 1 marked changes in fuel tax collections in states across the country. Rate changes range from a nickel to fractional amounts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a steep toll on small businesses. But for the smallest trucking “microbusinesses” it means adapting to survive.
A new law in Iowa is meant to protect the classification of independent contractor for owner-operators in the wake of California’s battle to address issue.
Most state legislatures have wrapped up their work for this calendar year. Here’s our end-of-summer review of bills.
Truck travel through the ports of entry in Arizona may run smoother now that ADOT has expanded its use of truck-screening technology.
Is a dashcam video credible evidence in a truck-related crash? That’s a question before the Florida Supreme Court.
At the MCSAC meeting on July 14, OOIDA President Todd Spencer said FMCSA should move away from regulations that don’t improve safety.
Several OOIDA members attended the White House Salute to America Fourth of July celebration to represent owner-operators across the nation.
One truck parking bill out, one more left to go
Jim Johnston Memorial Bridge is dedicated in honor of longtime OOIDA president.
Texas Supreme Court ruling in a case involving an allegedly overworked trucker leads one justice to ask for legislative action.
The key to producing safe truck drivers is a good training program, not a bunch of gadgets
Ontario’s provincial government launched a pilot program making it easier for truckers to access COVID-19 testing.
A Florida-based certified medical examiner has been sentenced for falsifying Department of Transportation physical examinations.
As health insurance for YRC employees neared the 11th hour before lapsing, the U.S. Treasury bailed the company out with a $700 million CARES Act loan.
A new study reveals that distracted driving, including engaging in sexual activities and shaving while driving, continues to be a problem.
The Freedom Driver Project is getting a facelift and implementing virtual tours of the 48-foot renovated TAT show trailer.
In This Issue:
- Trucking through trying times
- FMCSA’s emergency HOS waiver set to last at least five months
- Forging ahead with flexibility
- Highway to nowhere
- A welcome change
- A matter of discretion
- FMCSA approves CDL test examiner waiver through September
- OOIDA backs plan to streamline CDL issuance regarding drug violations
- Oversized-load carrier group receives 30-minute break exemption
- FMCSA accepts Werner’s exemption request during ELD switch
- States continue to make changes to absentee voting
- Fuel rate changes hit several states in July
- Multitasking microbusiness
- Iowa governor signs law to protect class of owner-operators
- State Watch – August/September 2020
- Truck screening technology expanded at Arizona ports
- Debating the dashcam defense
- Move away from regulations that don’t improve safety, OOIDA’s Spencer says
- Salute to America White House event included OOIDA reps
- Parking Zone – August/September 2020
- A call for change
- Driver Training: The key ingredient
- COVID-19 testing expands as part of Ontario pilot program
- DOT physical scheme leads to home confinement, probation
- Treasury provides $700 million loan to YRC
- Distracted driving persists as problem on nation’s roads
- TAT announces upgrades to show trailer
- The show will go on … in 2021
- A trucking anthem
- Fitness apps for the road warriors
- The story of Jersey Jim
- Mafia Secrets – August/September 2020
- OOIDA on the Road – August/September 2020
- Trucking in America poster contest
- Dashboard Confidential – August/September 2020
- Strange Things & Filthy Lies Sanitized – August/September 2020
- Roses & Razzberries – August/September 2020
GBATS reschedules in-person show for next year.
A new song by Jesse James Dupree called “It Didn’t Fall From the Sky” salutes truck drivers.
Technology makes it easier than ever to stay in shape whether out on the road or quarantined at home
A fast-talking character attempts to grow his trucking business.
A truly fine 359
Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s tour trailer, tours the Upper Midwest this summer.
Crack out the crayons and markers and show the truckers some love.
Dave Sweetman looks back on a former co-worker who was one of the hardest workers and best BS artists he ever met.
Can you be ticketed for farting in public?
Another bouquet of roses and a bushel of razzberries are doled out by Land Line's Terry Scruton.
In addition to CARB’s new Advanced Clean Trucks regulation, plans for electric truck and automated truck corridors are in the works.
There’s more than one way to avoid buying too much diesel oil.
The latest edition features a variety of trucking-centric products for your home on the road.
Tire retreads can save you money, but remember the need to match tires when selecting where to get the retreading done.
A truck driver received a parking ticket while inside the truck without first being asked to move.
How to prepare for an emergency