With a shift in party control of the House, we rank the top pet issues of lawmakers as to what will likely see action and maybe traction in 2019.
For the second year in a row, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration slid in under the end-of-the-year wire and finalized UCR fees.
Saying that the California law is “incompatible” with federal regulations, FMCSA pre-empts the state’s meal and rest break rules.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports FMCSA’s initiative to tighten oversight of broker security regulations.
A recent proposal to collect information in an attempt to create systematic truck maintenance requirements has met opposition.
The status of New York’s lawful enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate remains in limbo awaiting adoption of federal regulation.
Talks about how to pay for needed bridge and road work are certain to again dominate discussion at statehouses across the country.
As infrastructure funding is running low, and its future in question, at least three states are looking into tolls as a funding mechanism.
OOIDA's State Watch for February 2019 recaps what governors signed into law recently and the latest activity on other notable efforts.
Starting in the spring, applicants seeking a Class 1 CDL in Saskatchewan will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours of training.
Parking is an issue nationally. Land Line’s February 2019 Parking Zone rounds up the latest in truck parking news from around the country.
While federal, state and local governments are doing little to alleviate the truck parking problem, the private sector stepped up to the plate in 2018.
Gary Green believes common sense, vision and the ability to be aggressive but sensible are what keeps OOIDA a strong, professional organization.
Saying that Indiana’s system of tolls is unconstitutional, OOIDA filed a class action lawsuit against the Indiana Finance Authority.
As OOIDA’s lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission continues, new information is surfacing, including recent comments by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Have you toyed with the idea of becoming an owner-operator but aren’t quite sure where to start? Not to worry. OOIDA has a class for that.
With 2018 winding down and unprecedented forward momentum on the push to change the HOS regulations, the OOIDA Board of Directors looked to the future.
In order to bring about change in trucking, the key is influence. When individual truckers come together and use their voices they can win the battle.
When elected officials are not doing enough to address important issues, the public typically can pursue ballot measures to get issues before voters.
Citizens around the country acted over the past year to take matters into their own hands for getting issues they are passionate about before voters.
Ranking member Graves also has a long history of working on transportation issues, most recently as chairman of the Highways and Transit subcommittee.
The rulemaking process, which arrives at new regulations that dictate almost any aspect of trucking life, is open to the public and you do have a voice.
Be sure to try reaching your legislators at their district offices when they are not in D.C. Contact information can be found on their congressional website or on their social media page.
It’s up to you to join the Call to Action Team and help make a difference. Online? Visit FightingForTruckers.com to get connected.
Truckers need to be active on issues at the state level, but that takes communication, too. We gathered up the contact info for lawmakers in every state.
Believe it or not, having a business card is still a good idea. The act of being able to physically hand someone a tangible object relays information and an action all at once.
Changes to the tax code brought about by the landmark Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 could have a significant impact on per diem deductions for company drivers.
Truck driving consistently ranks in top 10 lists of most dangerous jobs in America. Recently released occupational deaths data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics supports that.
The United States filed a complaint against YRC Freight, Roadway Express and Yellow Transportation, accusing the companies of systematically overcharging the government millions of dollars for freight carrier services.
Spoon learned about the Indy Hunger Network’s Food Drop program though the Indiana Motor Truck Association.
In This Issue:
- What’s hot & what’s not
- T&I chair DeFazio, ranking member Graves sit down with Land Line Now
- FMCSA sets 2019 UCR fees
- FMCSA grants ATA petition to pre-empt California’s meal and rest break rules
- OOIDA supports initiative to improve broker security regulations
- OOIDA concerned survey on truck maintenance could lead to unnecessary regulations
- New York ELD enforcement remains in question
- Transportation revenue on agenda from coast to coast
- Several states considering tolls to increase funding
- State Watch – February 2019
- Saskatchewan’s mandatory driver training begins March 15
- The Parking Zone – February 2019
- ‘Big Three’ truck stop companies add thousands of parking spaces in 2018
- Know your board: Meet Gary Green
- OOIDA files class action, claiming Indiana tolls violate Commerce Clause
- In his own words
- Ready to take the plunge and start your own trucking business?
- Playing offense
- Communication warfare
- Lead the charge
- Petition efforts strong at the ballot
- Never stop fighting
- Commenting on proposed regulations is your right
- Open the door to D.C.
- OOIDA’s Call to Action
- State legislative directory
- Notes on being a grassroots prepper
- OOIDA sends letter to congressional leaders about per diem changes
- Trucker occupational deaths in 2017 reach record levels
- United States accuses YRC Freight of overcharging for shipments
- Food Drop program puts truckers with rejected loads in contact with Indiana food banks
The Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship and awards ceremony will be hosted on-site, including Lights after MATS on Wednesday night and Thursday night
The road can be a wild and wonderful place. Especially when Wendy Parker gets to brings you the Strange Things & Filthy Lies version of it.
It is the skill of using your peripheral vision (eyes in the back of your head) as well as honing the observation skills to see, feel and anticipate trouble before it appears.
Through the help of Truckers Final Mile’s Sleigh Bells and Santa program, 33 children of deceased truck drivers received an extra gift for Christmas.
ROSES to the unnamed truck driver who helped save the lives of a pair of dogs who were thrown onto Interstate 81 in New York from a moving vehicle.
Autonomous vehicles are a really big deal – at least as far as news coverage is concerned. Major media outlets like The New York Times now have beats on it.
Not everyone is happy about autonomous vehicles. Some people in Tempe, Ariz., are so upset by self-driving test cars, they’re taking action.
Several stakeholders have put in their predictions about autonomous trucks over the past several years, ranging from good news to bad.
Shell Rotella has developed a comprehensive line of lubricant grease products designed to protect and meet the challenges of life on the road.
Every year truckers are unable to get home time during the holidays and become disappointed because they end up missing the holiday.
Mitch Broderson is one of the chosen few who owns and pilots a Western Star 4964EX 100,000-plus miles a year as he moves liquid fabric softener between Illinois and Ohio.
To correct uneven wear, find the cause and correct it, rotate your tires, and let normal driving remove the uneven wear.
I have heard so much about the new tax law that I am confused as to what changes will affect me and my family
Yes. Virginia, like many states, has a statute that addresses speeding that amounts to what the state considers to be reckless driving by speed.