As we move into 2023, OOIDA prepares for several fights in the congressional and regulatory arenas, as well as in the courts.
FMCSA’s Robin Hutcheson recently took time to speak with LandLine.Media about several of trucking’s most pressing issues.
For the second time in recent years, FMCSA has denied CVSA’s petition to place limits on a trucker’s personal conveyance provision.
This fall, a U.S. DOT report detailed the rulemakings FMCSA has in store for 2023. Many are slated to be published in January.
The U.S. Department of Transportation continues to accelerate its efforts toward reducing speeding on America’s roadways.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, which took effect in March 2020, expired on Oct. 15.
OOIDA called out the latest draft of the CME Handbook, saying it had critical shortcomings and was “unfit” for publication.
The Department of Labor is proposing a federal test to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.
FMCSA’s Women of Trucking Advisory Board aims to get more females in the industry. The board’s inaugural meeting was in November.
Voters throughout the country decided Nov. 8 on transportation issues that include funds for road, bridge, and transit work.
The outcomes of governor elections from coast to coast were decided on Nov. 8 with Democrats appearing to make slight gain.
More than 80% of state legislative seats were on fall ballots with minimal shifting of party control in statehouse elections.
Fuel tax rate changes of about four cents or less are set to take effect the first of the year in states from Utah to Pennsylvania.
This month’s edition of State Watch takes a look at transportation bills in California, Colorado, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh discussed safety from a trucker’s perspective at a recent conference in Washington.
Intrastate truckers in California get a free pass from the ELD mandate. However, the California Highway Patrol wants to change that.
A North Carolina executive order is touted to speed up the state’s transition to a clean energy economy via zero-emission trucks and buses.
A recent Louisiana statehouse meeting was held to discuss the need for higher road use fees to help address funding shortfalls.
OOIDA filed an amicus brief in October, telling the court that California overstepped its authority regarding emission standards.
A federal court ruled that Rhode Island’s truck-only tolls were unconstitutional. The state has filed an appeal on that ruling.
This addition of Parking Zone asks whether the promise to fix the truck parking crisis is real – or if it’s just a mirage.
Applications for the OOIDA scholarship are due Feb. 1. Each year, five scholarship recipients are selected for the renewable scholarships.
Per diem rates for truck drivers did not increase for 2022-23, remaining at $69 for travel in the U.S. and $74 for travel in Canada.
FMCSA should not accept the results of any hair testing, considering the inconsistencies and inaccuracies involved, OOIDA says.
Three men were arrested in connection to a multistate crime spree involving $9 million in stolen meat and 45 thefts in six states.
ATRI’s latest report says that fuel prices is the top issue in the trucking industry. Truck parking was the top issue among truck drivers.
In This Issue:
- Gearing up for 2023
- FMCSA’s Hutcheson discusses trucking’s top issues
- Petition to set limits on personal conveyance denied
- U.S. DOT report indicates rulemakings coming in 2023
- U.S. DOT: No need for speed
- COVID-19 emergency declaration ends
- Back to the drawing board
- Employee or independent contractor?
- Women of Trucking Advisory Board holds first meeting
- Voters weigh in on transportation issues
- State elections set stage for coming years
- Statehouse elections reveal slight change around the country
- Fuel tax rate changes
- State Watch – December 2022/January 2023
- OOIDA talks safety at conference in Washington
- California wants to slap ELDs on intrastate truckers
- North Carolina governor issues order on zero-emission trucks
- Louisiana statehouse task force considers road-use fees
- Overstepping its authority?
- Rhode Island appeals ruling on truck-only tolls
- Parking Zone – December 2022/January 2023
- Money for college
- Per diem rates for truckers remain stagnant
- ‘Stunningly preposterous’
- Meat theft investigation nets three arrests
- Trucking industry’s top issue: fuel prices
- ‘This is it’
- Driving toward change
- ‘The cherry on top’
- ‘Anybody can do it’
- A ‘rich history’
- The spirit of giving
- Truckers for Troops completes 16th fundraising effort
- Mafia Secrets – December 2022/January 2023
- OOIDA on the road – December 2022/January 2023
- Dashboard Confidential – Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023
- Trucking History – December 2022/January 2023
- My last forklift adventure
- Slight Detour – December 2022/January 2023
- Roses & Razzberries – December 2022/January 2023
OOIDA President Todd Spencer details the problems surrounding the lack of truck parking in the United States.
The Trucking Workforce Improvement Act would repeal FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule that went into effect in February.
Earlier this year, FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson rode with OOIDA life member Carmen Anderson. They discussed several trucking issues.
OOIDA is entering into its 50th year of advocating for truckers. Here are some keys to longevity to take away from the Association’s first five decades.
An OOIDA board member with 55 years behind the wheel and more than 4 million collision-free miles, receives trucking honor.
Kurt Plummer, an OOIDA senior member and alternate board member, has lost around 120 pounds thanks to a lifestyle change nine years ago.
Founders of Old Dominion Freight Line, Freightliner Trucks and the Iowa 80 Group were inducted into the ATHS Hall of Fame on Oct. 26.
Now in its 15th year, the Truckers Christmas Group helps needy trucking families have a memorable holiday. Find out how you can help.
OOIDA’s 2022 Truckers for Troops fundraising efforts culminated with its annual telethon during the week of Veterans Day.
Take a look at the hard working, eye-catching trucks caught on the lot at 4 State Trucks home of the Chrome Shop Mafia in Joplin, Mo.
Marty Ellis, who drives the OOIDA tour trailer, has compiled a list of things he didn’t see coming but happened in the past year.
This edition of Dashboard Confidential features those dispatchers who make life a little easier as well as those who do the opposite.
This edition of Trucking History includes FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a large settlement win for OOIDA and more.
A first job as a driver did not go according to plan, columnist John Bendel recalls, but at least it started him in a direction.
Trucker-brides, a case of mistaken identity, and a truly crappy day are just a few of the wild tales in this month’s edition of Slight Detour.
ROSES to the 2022 ATHS Hall of Fame class and new/updated Pilot Travel Centers. RAZZBERRIES handed out for fraud, EPA violations.
25% of new transportation and warehousing businesses fail within the first year. How OOIDA is helping set up truckers for success.
Jacobs Vehicle Systems has developed technologies that could help engine and truck manufacturers meet stricter exhaust emission limits.
Mack is placing new emphasis on its Command Steer option, introduced several years ago on vocational and highway models.
Take an inside look at ZF’s latest products, including OnGuardMAX, Powerline eight-speed automatic transmission and its Electric Power Steering system.
Two fundamental changes are transforming less-than-truckload shipping, as can be seen in recent expansions, acquisitions and other moves.
What is it with beer and driverless trucks? Take a look back at a Budweiser beer run that made the headlines in 2016.
Taxes and deductions in 2023 have changed up a bit. Trucking and Taxes gives you the lowdown on what to expect so you can start planning.
This edition of Road Law takes a deeper look at masking. The concept continues to be misinterpreted and misapplied.