OOIDA President and CEO Todd Spencer didn’t mince words when discussing the current state of the trucking industry with the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting comments on a potential second pilot program to allow 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
The FMCSA is accepting applications for its pilot program to allow some military veterans and reservists who are under age 21 to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is seeking input from U.S. and Canadian trucking regulations on how to hold shippers accountable for improperly secured loads.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., introduced a bill in May that would increase the federal fuel tax by 25 cents and eventually replace it with something else.
The FMCSA and the NHTSA issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the removal of “unnecessary regulatory barriers” to the introduction of automated vehicles in the United States.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting information regarding driver detention times and how it affects roadway safety.
State legislatures around the country continue to discuss and take action on the use of automated cameras to ticket drivers.
The American Trucking Associations continue to battle Rhode Island in the courtroom over the state’s truck-only tolls, now in appellate court.
July is one of the leading months for new laws fresh off legislation to take effect. Inside are some notable laws that Land Line found.
The Texas Legislature recently wrapped up their work for the year after approving some notable bills for the trucking industry.
A bill aimed at addressing the issue of nonconsensual towing passed the Missouri Legislature on May 17, still awaiting a signature by the Missouri Governor.
OOIDA believes increasing the fuel tax is the most equitable way for states to generate additional revenue. Florida officials have opted to go another route.
Fuel tax rates in Illinois are on the verge of doubling. The state now collects 19 cents on each gallon of gas sold and 21.5 cents on diesel, since 1990.
We know you don’t have time to keep up with all the state legislative action. That’s why your Association keeps a close watch on the action for you.
A California Supreme Court ruling regarding how workers are classified, as well as others, has prompted an abundance of court cases.
New reports regarding local truck parking are too numerous and small in scope to report on individually. Here is the latest truck parking-related news.
Despite the bipartisan history of NAFTA, the proposed update known as the USMCA has hit a snag in Congress, and the window to complete a deal is narrow.
For some company drivers, a change in tax law cost them thousands of dollars.
OOIDA Board Member Rodney Morine comes from a trucking family. Get to know more about Rodney in our ongoing series profiling OOIDA's board members.
The winners of OOIDA's Mary Johnston Scholarship all share their stories about how the truckers in their lives were positive role models.
Another case involving a class of truck drivers who say they were misclassified as independent contractors is set to move forward.
In This Issue:
- Speaking for truckers
- FMCSA seeks comments on expanded pilot program for under-21 nonmilitary drivers
- Applications open for military under-21 pilot program
- CVSA seeks FMCSA input on citing shippers for not securing cargo
- Federal bill would raise fuel tax, then repeal and replace it
- FMCSA, NHTSA seek input on regulating automated driving systems
- FMCSA seeks input about truck drivers’ detention time
- Ticket camera rule changes approved, near passage in six states
- ATA argues tolls are not taxes in Rhode Island lawsuit
- States roll out new laws
- New Texas laws cover variety of truck issues
- OOIDA-backed bill creating towing task force sent to Missouri governor
- Plan for three Florida toll roads can move forward
- Illinois doubles fuel tax rates, nixes truck fee
- STATE WATCH – July 2019
- Courtroom California
- The Parking Zone – July 2019
- Former U.S. ambassador to Canada says time is running out for USMCA
- Keeping the trucking tradition alive
- Scholarship winners influenced by the truckers in their lives
- Truckers’ employee/contractor lawsuit progresses against Wonder Bread maker
- Legacy lives on
- A military advocate
- Ride ‘for those who can’t’
- Rain doesn’t dampen annual convoy
- Everyday Heroes truck auction raises $162,000 for Truckers Against Trafficking
- Country artist Joe Nichols partners with St. Christopher Fund
- OOIDA presents business class at Great American Trucking Show
- A trucking family
- A hash brown v. state of Connecticut
- OOIDA on the road
- Truckers who don’t comply with spotted lanternfly quarantine could face hefty fines
- Strange Things & Filthy Lies – July 2019
- Dashboard Confidential – July 2019
- More strange things
- Roses and razzberries
- 5G cellular is on the way
- Parties agree to $135M settlement in Navistar MaxxForce engine lawsuit
- Citrus Mistress makes a splash in Kentucky
- Truck Parking Inc.
- Watch out UpdEx
- Michelin event in Montreal explores future of transport
- It’s about 2290 filing time, OOIDA is here to help
- OOIDA says self-employed drivers shouldn’t need to file a job application
- Hot Stuff & Cool Services
For years, OOIDA Director Steve Davenport hauled a Vietnam Wall memorial in tribute to a fallen friend. Now a friend of Steve's is carrying on his legacy.
OOIDA Director Steve Davenport, himself an Army veteran, was known for supporting troops via Gold Star Mothers and the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally.
Each year, hundreds of riders travel from California to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Rain didn’t stop the 30th annual Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish convoy participants from lining up in record numbers.
A Phoenix-based trucking company won the auction for the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 ponying up $162,000 for Truckers Against Trafficking.
Music star’s father worked as truck driver for 13 years.
This free class offers a sample of the content from the Truck to Success course.
For Illinois Congressman Mike Bost, trucking was a big part of his childhood
Sometimes, a hash brown is just a hash brown. Other times, it is behind the making of an unsung hero fighting for justice.
A new Western Star tractor pulls OOIDA’s tour trailer
Truckers who don’t comply with a quarantine effort to restrict the spread of an invasive insect in Pennsylvania and nearby states can face fines of up to $20,000.
Excuse my lack of patience with your service serpent
Just about any driver who has been on the road for longer than a few weeks has a need for a sense of humor. It’s required.
When a clean inspection nets dirty sausage.
It's time for another bushel of Roses & Razzberries.
The highly advanced technology will change your life, say promoters. But that change could be sickness or death, say 5G protesters.
A law firm representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Navistar say a $135 million settlement has been reached on behalf of members of the class action.
Kyle "KC" Cousins of Fleenor Bros. Trucking in Carthage has a Kenworth W900L that stands apart from the competition.
When it comes to truck parking, the private sector is providing the lion’s share.
Amazon takes aim at UPS and FedEx with a move into freight brokering.
The Movin’On Summit attracted hundreds of innovators from across the world to discuss sustainable mobility.
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