Claims of a truck driver shortage intensified in recent months. OOIDA stands firm that the problem is a driver retention issue rather than a shortage.
Higher pay means better-qualified applicants and a safer fleet.
Contrasting highway bills introduced by committees in the House and Senate in early June provide a glimpse into what the final version of the legislation may look like.
Insurance Act would drive small carriers out of business, OOIDA says.
Vision standards discussed at Medical Review Board meetings.
A second deadline extension for FMCSA’s medical examiner final rule would be “another troubling setback,” OOIDA says. It’s unacceptable.
The medical incapacitation of a trucker is the likely cause of a January 2019 crash that killed seven people in Florida, the NTSB reports.
The FMCSA has extended its COVID-19 emergency declaration, which provides regulatory relief to truckers, through Aug. 31.
OOIDA calls on DOT to repeal ‘unnecessary’ regulations.
Legislators in four states this year have taken action to adopt rules to address concern about protests that disrupt and block traffic.
The controversial Mobile River Truck Bridge, which includes a truck-only $15 toll, has cleared another hurdle toward the finish line.
Action taken at multiple statehouses addresses the practice of lane splitting by motorcyclists attempting to bypass congestion.
A Missouri taxpayers group is challenging via a proposed referendum a fuel tax rate increase sent to the governor’s desk.
Connecticut lawmakers approve a truck tax. The action follows a failed attempt to adopt a regional transportation funding plan.
A dispute between two shipping companies has resulted in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court making no-poach contracts unenforceable.
Land Line's State Watch covers trucking bills in statehouses around the nation.
California Trucking Association, OOIDA ask Ninth Circuit for rehearing.
The Atlanta Regional Truck Parking Assessment was the beginning of a long series of events to build more truck parking spaces.
A transportation research scientist explains why studies are necessary for the end goal of more capacity.
The new highway bill includes a whopping chunk of cash specifically for more truck parking.
In May, two members of Congress introduced a bill to mandate speed limiters for large trucks and buses. OOIDA responded in opposition.
If you want to learn about becoming an owner-operator, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants to make it easy for you.
A survey conducted by AAA and Harvard shows people are still concerned about self-driving vehicles, especially self-driving trucks.
A recent study looking into vehicle pollution deaths in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions found that trucks are not the main problem.
Another round of plea agreements from defendants in Operation Sideswipe, a huge conspiracy in New Orleans involving staged crashes with CMVs.
In This Issue:
- The truth about the driver shortage
- Safety and driver pay are linked, economist says
- Different routes
- A 556% increase?
- Examining the CME handbook
- Delaying medical examiner rule would be ‘troubling setback’
- Medical incapacitation deemed cause of 2019 crash by the NTSB
- FMCSA extends emergency declaration, CDL waivers
- Under review
- States take action on highway protests
- Planning groups approve Mobile River Truck Bridge plan
- Montana, Oregon take action on motorcycle lane splitting
- Missouri fuel tax increase faces referendum challenge
- Connecticut lawmakers send truck tax to governor
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules no-poach contracts ‘unreasonable’
- State Watch – July 2021
- OOIDA lends support in fight against AB5
- ‘A serious problem’
- Why are there so many truck parking studies?
- $1 billion for more truck parking?
- OOIDA speaks out against speed limiter mandate
- OOIDA’s Truck to Success open for registration
- Motorists still worried about self-driving vehicles, survey reveals
- Vehicle pollution study says trucks aren’t the main culprit
- Operation Sideswipe leads to five more guilty pleas
- ‘Live From Exit 24’ marks one year on the air
- Putting it all on the line
- Concert generates funds for trucking charity
- GBATS returns with in-person event this September
- Another successful weekend for Make-A-Wish event
- ATHS celebrates 50 years with annual show
- Mafia Secrets – July 2021
- OOIDA on the Road – July 2021
- Memory Lane: The Teamsters yesterday and today
- Dashboard Confidential – July 2021
- Slight Detour – July 2021
- SuperRigs ready to roll as in-person show
- Roses & Razzberries – July 2021
OOIDA’s live internet talk show provides members with an open forum.
Former NFL player risks life to save a truck driver.
St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund’s first ever virtual benefit concert, “Highway to Hope,” raises $75,000 to help support drivers.
Organizers are preparing for an even bigger GBATS in 2021.
What started as 12 trucks has grown into a weekend-long fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Trucking group holds 50-year celebration in Harrisonburg, Va.
A brand new Kenworth receives a facelift.
Reaching out to a wide spectrum of truckers.
Columnist John Bendel reflects on his two days on the job at Charles Guyon Pipe and Supply.
Something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear
Driving that road to nowhere
The 39th annual show is slated for July 29-31 in Hampshire, Ill.
This edition of Roses & Razzberries supplies roses to employees at a Petro in Ohio and razzberries to a pair of lawmakers with proposals targeting truckers.
Some systems help keep a truck in its lane and warn of wandering.
The new trailer retread tires may lower operation costs for certain segments.
The latest edition of Hot Stuff & Cool Services includes truck products like tires, shock absorbers and at least one bright idea.