Trucking has never been an easy profession, but for even the most seasoned truckers 2020 presented a ridiculous number of obstacles.
Truckers begin utilizing hours-of-service changes.
Truckers, brokers trade jabs during FMCSA listening session.
OOIDA reminds the Department of Labor to consider how its worker classification rule would affect trucking.
OOIDA lends support to split-duty pilot program.
TSA extended an exemption from the renewal of hazardous material endorsements through the end of 2020.
OOIDA points to biases in hair testing for drug use.
The FMCSA has proposed a survey on automated driving systems before and after demonstrations with the technology.
OOIDA is opposed to lowering the interstate driving age as a way to allow mega fleets to continue its excessive churn of drivers.
UPS makes second run at driver training exemption request.
An HOS lawsuit filed by the Teamsters and a coalition of safety groups moved slowly in the D.C. Circuit into November.
The deadline for owner-operators operating under their own authority to run their first query with the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is Jan. 5.
CDL fraud made the list of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Top Challenges for 2021, according to a recent report.
OOIDA expresses concerns about Tesla’s ‘misleading’ technology.
Continuing the fight against Indiana's toll, OOIDA presented oral arguments to a federal appeals court, calling the tolls unconstitutional.
Gov. Gina Raimondo and other high-ranking state officials must submit testimony in the American Trucking Associations' toll lawsuit.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled on a challenge to the application of sales tax revenue to widen a portion of Interstate 30.
Land Line's State Watch compiles the latest legislative efforts impacting truck drivers at the state level.
The 2020 campaign raised money for care packages and in support of the Veterans Community Project.
The outcomes of governor elections from coast to coast were decided on Nov. 3, with Republicans picking up one chief executive seat.
Voters throughout the country decided Nov. 3 on transportation issues that include “Right to Repair,” road funds, and tolls.
The first of the year marks the change of fuel tax rates in multiple states. Changes are based on automatic adjustments.
Applications for the next class of OOIDA scholarship recipients are due Feb. 1. The scholarship started in 1998.
Truck parking 2020 year in review
The OOIDA Board of Directors fall meeting focused on uniting to battle for the interests of truck drivers following a contentious election.
The OOIDA Board of Directors held its biennial election at its fall board meeting for the eight members with expiring terms.
Business Insider recently named OOIDA President Todd Spencer among its list of 100 innovative leaders in North America.
Truck to Success provides knowledge of how to become an owner-operator.
Truckers’ dispute with Prime over misclassification ends in a $28 million settlement after a five-year battle.
Truck driver helps get abducted girls to safety.
Washington state's meal and rest break rules are preempted by federal law, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration determined.
A New Orleans attorney is the latest to be federally indicted in an extensive staged crash conspiracy targeting commercial trucks and buses.
In This Issue:
- Putting 2020 into focus
- In effect
- A call for transparency
- Economic reality?
- Time for pause
- Hazmat renewal waiver goes through 2020
- Mandate would be ‘misguided’
- Automated driving systems subject of FMCSA survey
- Stopping the churn
- OOIDA: Nothing to reconsider
- HOS lawsuit moves forward
- Clearinghouse query deadline set for Jan. 5
- CDL fraud among DOT priorities for 2021
- Urging caution
- Federal appeals court hears OOIDA’s Indiana toll lawsuit
- Rhode Island governor’s attempt to avoid subpoenas in toll lawsuit denied
- Arkansas Supreme Court rules on I-30 project
- State Watch – December 2020/January 2021
- Truckers for Troops lives up to name in 2020
- State elections set stage for coming years
- Transportation issues settled by voters
- Fuel tax rate changes for New Year
- OOIDA accepting applications for scholarships until Feb. 1
- The Parking Zone – December 2020/January 2021
- ‘United in a common effort’
- Biennial election seats eight board members
- OOIDA president recognized by Business Insider
- Staying on course
- Nearly settled
- On alert
- Washington state’s break rules are preempted, FMCSA says
- New Orleans attorney indicted in crash scheme
- A trucking Santa
- Trucking in America poster contest
- Delivering to the Empire State Building
- Mafia Secrets December 2020/January 2021
- Letting drivers know OOIDA is there to help
- Dashboard Confidential – December 2020/January 2021
- ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ headed for TV?
- Roses & Razzberries – December 2020/January 2021
Annual program provides gifts to children of deceased truck drivers.
Truckers are heroes through the eyes of children
In this edition of Memory Lane, John Bendel recalls the high point of his LTL driving career when he delivered to the Empire State Building.
This edition of Mafia Secrets takes a look at one of the latest trucks from Fleenor Bros., out of Carthage, Mo.
OOIDA's tour trailer is scheduled for stops in the Southwest, introducing OOIDA to drivers and keeping in touch with members stopping by.
Clean, green, safe machine.
“Smokey and the Bandit,” the classic trucking movie from the 1970s, may be turned into a television series.
In this edition of Roses and Razzberries, Terry Scruton dishes out razzberries for court cases involving Pilot Flying J and Prime.
Builder’s new medium-duty model conventional has a satisfying big-truck feel.
Already available for shorter hauls, manufacturers like Nikola and Volvo are preparing for a future of electric trucks.
Here’s some advice if you’re considering a switch to hotshotting.
Cummins says its new engines will deliver greater fuel economy and offer extended oil-drain intervals than current engines.
Protection at the pump, one hot LED and an easy way to get into and out of your cab or trailer.