In trucking, regulations come with the territory. Many, of course, are burdensome and make it even more difficult to run your business.
Despite opposition from groups like ATA, OOIDA continues to push for a bill that would help truckers receive overtime pay.
OOIDA argues that the UCR Plan is violating its own statutes by stockpiling excess funds into financial reserves.
Truck drivers say that speed limiters would be another example of overregulation and point to problems with speed differentials.
Robin Hutcheson appears poised to become the next permanent administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
NHTSA is making moves regarding underride protections and began a search for candidates to create an advisory board.
FMCSA declined the Pipe Line Contractors Association’s request for an exemption from certain hours-of-service regulations.
FMCSA asked for feedback on the definitions of brokers. OOIDA told the agency it needs to start enforcing regulations already on the books.
The bipartisan Modern, Clean and Safe Trucks Act of 2022 would repeal an excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers.
The U.S. Department of Labor heard from freelance writers and small-business truckers opposed to tighter worker classification laws.
A driver training exemption request from SBL Driving Academy should not be granted, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says.
The first batch of AV crash reports is available, but incomplete and inconsistent data collection leaves more questions than answers.
July 1 marks the implementation of a mix of increases and freezes to fuel tax rates in states around the country.
Primary election season continues in August. Voter registration ahead of fall elections is also available in nearly all states.
Action taken, underway in multiple statehouses cover rules for the use of automated enforcement.
Feedback from the public on the future of WSDOT’s safety areas program is being accepted through an online survey. Deadline is Sept. 5.
A ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court permanently blocked a PennDOT plan to toll nine bridges across the state.
For safety reasons, an Indiana town is lowered speed limit for trucks on a highway. Its police chief says it isn’t meant to punish truckers.
This edition of State Watch is the end-of-summer review of bills you found of interest, including those in Ohio, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.
Alaska’s governor is requesting an exemption from a portion of the FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule.
The California Trucking Association’s case against AB5 won’t be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. So, what’s next?
A cluster of states and some federal lawmakers are being more proactive about the national truck parking crisis, including a nudge from Congress.
Why is the New Jersey Turnpike so famously ugly? Legend says the authority opted to save money budgeted for landscaping.
An Amtrak train derailed after striking a dump truck in Mendon, Mo. The trucker was driving over a steep grade crossing at the time of the collision.
OOIDA is asking the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to give truckers some flexibility with proposed standards.
In This Issue:
- Regulatory road map
- Overtime exemption for truckers needs to end, OOIDA says
- UCR Plan violates statutes, OOIDA says
- Speed limiters? Truckers say no.
- Hutcheson moves closer to confirmation as FMCSA leader
- Underride protections a focus for NHTSA
- Pipe Line Contractors’ bid for exemption fails
- Broker transparency a must, OOIDA says
- Modern, Clean and Safe Trucks Act would repeal excise tax
- Department of Labor hears opposition to stringent worker classification laws
- Driver training exemption should be denied, OOIDA says
- Autonomous vehicle crash data leaves more questions than answers
- Fuel tax revisions in seven states
- Primary elections season continues
- Automated enforcement rules adopted, pursued in statehouses
- Public invited to comment on future of Washington rest areas
- PennDOT toll plan blocked
- Indiana town reduces speed limit for trucks
- State Watch – August/September 2022
- Alaska seeks relief from entry-level driver training rule
- Navigating AB5 – what’s next for trucking in California?
- Truck parking being addressed at state, regional and federal level
- The New Jersey Turnpike vs. Sam
- Amtrak crash revives rail crossings concerns
- OOIDA says truckers need flexibility with SEC standards
- Leaving a mark on the industry
- ATHS National Convention and Truck Show pays tribute to trucking’s past
- OOIDA life member brings awareness to Special Olympics
- OOIDA celebrates 50 years at GBATS 2023
- Three cheers for old drivers. Hip! Hip! Ouch.
- Hardy Brothers Trucking to haul 2022 tree
- Mafia Secrets – August/September2022
- Dashboard Confidential – Aug./Sept. 2022
- OOIDA on the road – August/September 2022
- Trucking History – August 2022
- Slight Detour – August/September 2022
- Roses & Razzberries – August/September 2022
- Truck show calendar of events
Thousands of truck drivers submitted comments on FMCSA’s speed limiter proposal. It should have been millions.
More and more truck drivers are beginning to let FMCSA know what they think about a variety of trucking issues.
For Dean and Theresa DeSantis, their SuperRigs best-of-show trucks represent a life’s work. The awards are nice, but it’s much more than that.
ATHS members from across the country brought their trucks to the 2022 National Convention and Truck Show. Annual event celebrates the history of trucking.
After industry and community achievements, an OOIDA life member gets Special Olympics wrapped truck that will be featured in upcoming convoy.
The 2023 Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo., will also mark 50 years for the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association.
Really, let’s hear it for old drivers. When I was driving, we had more gears than today’s young drivers could even count.
Siloam, N.C.-based Hardy Brothers Trucking has been selected to deliver this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree.
Meet the truckers who got caught on the lot at Chrome Shop Mafia HQ in Joplin, Mo.
In this edition of Dashboard Confidential, Land Line columnist Dave Sweetman shares a story about the tree of dreams.
COVID recovery could have defined this summer, but so much more has hit the fan. Marty Ellis is hearing about it at the OOIDA tour trailer.
Find out what happened in trucking history in the months of August and September, including speed limiter mandates and "Truck Driver's Blues."
Just as many crazy things occur on the side of the road as they do on the road. This edition of Slight Detour looks at a few crazy roadside stories.
ROSES for truckers to the rescue and a brand new CDL training school, while RAZZBERRIES go to diesel thieves and a bank fraud scheme.
Truck shows and events are in full swing in 2022 following the 2020 shutdown and a sporadic schedule in 2021.
Looking for freight market information tailored toward owner-operators? The OOIDA Foundation has you covered.
The Truck to Success course helps drivers transition to owner-operator. OOIDA’s executive V.P. says the aim is to help all truckers succeed.
For most big trucks, the annual payment of the federal Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax and filing of Form 2290 is due at the end of August.
Land Line Contributing Editor Tom Berg takes a look into the new truck supply and why it’s still difficult to get one.
If you’ve heard that electric trucks are fast off the line, you’ve heard right. The motor in this Volvo VNRe makes gobs of torque right from the start.
This edition of Trucking & Taxes breaks down what you need to protect your loved ones in the event of your death.
This edition of Road Law explains what it means to “take the fifth” and if it applies to commercial motor vehicle inspections.