Fair pay is a great way to start in fixing the supply chain, OOIDA says.
Supply chain issues need a long-term solution and have nothing to do with a driver shortage, OOIDA tells CNN.
OOIDA shares trucker perspective on supply chain with Glenn Beck, which has nothing to do with a shortage of truck drivers.
Truckers and OOIDA work together to keep most harmful provisions out of infrastructure bill.
While Labor Secretary says most truckers will be exempt, OOIDA says all truck drivers should be exempt from OSHA's COVID-19 vaccine.
A bill from Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., would exempt essential workers from COVID-19 mandate.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reaching out to truckers to make sure they are prepared when carriers start ditching 3G, which is scheduled to start as early as February.
OOIDA has filed formal comments and offered suggestions on how to improve the National Consumer Complaint Database.
The first half of 2021 saw a spike in traffic fatalities as well as a decline in the number of truck crashes.
OOIDA told the lawmakers that many emission standards have been short-sighted and informed them that its members spend an average of $3,000 each year on maintenance costs related to emissions and environmental equipment.
The U.S. Supreme Court is seeking input from the solicitor general before it decides on California's Assembly Bill 5.
Voters in seven states decided on a variety of transportation initiatives during fall elections.
States from Utah to Florida are ringing in the new year with changes in their fuel tax rates.
In October, OOIDA sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to his executive order on supply chain resilience.
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture in late October announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had approved the state’s hemp law.
State lawmakers from all corners of the country will rapidly add to the list by offering new bills. Here’s a roundup of noteworthy issues addressed by governors in recent weeks and the latest activity on other notable efforts.
Norfolk Southern tests ‘experimental’ service, a similar service to what railroads abandoned long ago.
With a new infrastructure bill, there's hope some of that money could be used for truck parking. However, if the private sector has its way that hope is rather unlikely.
Since 2007, OOIDA's Truckers for Troops campaign has raised more than $700,000 in support of the armed services.
The deadline to submit nominations for OOIDA’s Board of Directors is fast approaching as the election will take place in the fall of 2022.
OOIDA Foundation’s Truck to Success course, is held over three days in Blue Springs, Mo., as a way to show attendees a path to success.
OOIDA President Todd Spencer started the meeting by informing Joshi of the board members’ hundreds of years of trucking experience and emphasizing that improving highway safety starts with listening to the nation’s truck drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's technology infrastructure was found to be vulnerable based upon a U.S. DOT audit.
Rear impact guards will be added to the list of items that must be inspected annually on commercial motor vehicles by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Another lawmaker wants the Environmental Protection Agency to take action on replacing diesel exhaust fluid sensors.
The Advocated for Highway and Auto Safety, the Teamsters and other groups filed the lawsuit saying the rules would further exacerbate the threat of fatigue for commercial drivers.
The Ontario government is looking to mandate washroom access for truckers at shippers and receivers.
The Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey, which had been the principal data source for trucks in the U.S. from the 1960s until 2002, will return in 2022. Results are expected in February.
XPO agrees to pair of misclassification settlements for nearly $30 million. The company previously announced plans to restructure its business affairs.
OOIDA scholarship deadline approaches. Application information is available at OOIDA.com.
In This Issue:
- Supply and demands
- OOIDA’s Spencer tells CNN there’s no quick fix to supply chain issues
- OOIDA gives Glenn Beck the truckers’ perspective on supply chain problems
- Defensive stand
- OOIDA to labor secretary: All truckers should be exempt from vaccine rule
- Sen. Blackburn’s bill would exempt essential workers from vaccine mandate
- 3G is on the way out. What’s this mean for my ELD?
- Complaint database ‘toothless’ in current form, OOIDA says
- Tale of two stats
- Don’t price truckers out of business with emission standards, OOIDA says
- Supreme Court wants solicitor general to weigh in on AB5
- Voters decide on transportation initiatives
- Fuel tax rate changes for new year
- OOIDA to California: Adding truck parking will help supply chain
- Idaho begins licensing hemp transportation
- State Watch – December 2021/January 2022
- Norfolk Southern puts LTL freight on rails
- The Parking Zone – December 2021/January 2022
- Truckers for Troops 2021 campaign delivers for military veterans
- Make your nominations for OOIDA’s Board of Directors
- A plan to succeed
- ‘Work-life balance’
- U.S. DOT audit reveals problems with FMCSA’s cybersecurity
- Rear impact guards to be included in inspection
- Lawmakers want action on DEF sensors
- Lawsuit over hours of service set to resume
- Ontario wants to mandate washroom access for truckers
- Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey comes out in February
- XPO settles pair of port driver lawsuits for nearly $30 million
- OOIDA scholarship deadline approaches
- OOIDA receives Hall of Fame status
- ATHS celebrates 50 years of remembering and preserving truck history
- ‘Rooster’ creates a buzz
- Calling all heroes
- Wreaths Across America marks its 30th year
- Hauling ‘Sugar Bear’
- Remembering Paul N. Abelson
- Mafia Secrets – December 2021/January 2022
- OOIDA on the road – December 2021/January 2022
- Slight Detour – December 2021/January 2022
- Dashboard Confidential – December 2021/January 2022
- Wheels of Time – December 2021/January 2022
- Roses & Razzberries – December 2021/January 2022
- Truck show calendar of events
Port driver reveals the real problems with the supply chain.
One way to fix the turnover problem in trucking would be for ATA to heed their own research.
OOIDA's sole purpose has been to fight for the rights of truckers with a mission of one voice for truckers everywhere. Nearly 50 years after its founding, the Association continues that fight today.
All in all, it was the kind of celebration the American Truck Historical Society envisioned it would be, and excitement for what’s to come in the next 50 years continues to build.
Remington Davis, better known as “Rooster,” and his truck “Wee Pete” took center stage this past summer at the Guilty By Association Truck Show. Those in attendance loved every minute of it.
Goodyear is accepting nominations through 2021 for the 2020-21 Highway Hero Award, which is given to a professional truck driver who has acted selflessly for the good of others.
2021 marks the 30th year for Wreaths Across America, an organization dedicated to remembering, honoring and teaching. A radio roundtable and relocation services are among the newest offerings.
Beginning in Six Rivers National Forest and ending at the U.S. Capitol Building, a team of six truckers will guide "Sugar Bear," this year's Capitol Christmas Tree, some 3,300 miles.
Paul N. Abelson answered readers' questions and contributed to a wide variety of articles for more than two decades. Paul died on Oct. 7, shortly after turning in his final article for the December/January issue of Land Line.
When the chrome fever hits - the steering wheel pulls you in the direction of the Chrome Shop at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo.
Marty Ellis, skipper of the OOIDA tour trailer, has made some 60 stops across the country and was there as commerce began to wake from its coronavirus-induced slumber.
A brush with a bison and contraband KFC are featured in the December 2021/January 2022 Slight Detour.
Paul “Hot Air” Abelson has been such a great mentor, teacher, journalist, colleague and genuine good friend for so many years. I could never repay all that he has shared, but, as he once told me: “Pass on what you learned.”
In the period around World War I, there were a number of truck demonstrations and endurance feats sponsored by the U.S. Army, motor truck manufacturers, and tire manufacturers.
ROSES & RAZZBERRIES are handed out to helpful truckers, unscrupulous businesses and a brand new hall of fame class, which included OOIDA.
Truck shows and events are back in full swing in 2021 following a shutdown in 2020. Land Line Magazine brings you the roundup.
Proponents of autonomous envision drivers in hub-to-hub operation.
Cooper Tire, which was recently acquired by Goodyear, is expanding its commercial long-haul lineup with an all-new steer tire designed to improve efficiency and tread wear.
Land Line Magazine's Cool Stuff showcases truck products and equipment for truckers. This issue includes Bluetooth speakers and cargo locks.
Maintenance Q&A writer Paul Abelson turned in his final column for the December/January edition of Land Line just days before his passing on Oct. 7. Abelson wrote for Land Line for more than 20 years.
Trucking & Taxes - December 2021/ January 2022 explains what changes in taxes are in store for 2022.
Threat from the authorities.