Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg kicked off 2022 by saying all of the right things regarding truck driver pay, but what is being done about it?
A congressional hearing highlighted the potential benefits of automated vehicles while also recognizing the potential dangers.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the statistics are clear. Younger, under-21 drivers crash more often.
Again, the FMCSA has a new acting administrator in charge with Robin Hutcheson being assigned the role in January.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a reduction in UCR fees by about 27% for the 2023 registration year.
FMCSA’s new vision standards will allow individuals who do not satisfy requirements in one eye to be considered physically qualified.
Many CDL training centers reported an increase in interest leading up to implementation of the entry-level driver training rule on Feb. 7.
The American Highway Users Alliance says more work needs to be done in order to fulfill the promise of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Cross-border vaccine mandates went into effect in the U.S. and Canada in January. Heading into February, many truckers were protesting.
A truck convoy protesting vaccination mandates is scheduled to kick off its trek to Washington, D.C., on March 4 in California.
FMCSA had updated its guidance to clarify that the regulations allow third-party testers to administer CDL knowledge tests.
Since the first of the year, lawmakers throughout the country have been working to advance their agendas through various bills.
Legislative efforts in eight states would provide truck drivers and motorists relief from fuel tax increases already enacted and coming up.
State lawmakers in four states are pursuing rule changes they are hopeful will result in more limited use of the left lane.
A coalition of trucking and insurance companies is urging Maryland lawmakers to address unscrupulous towing companies.
The Washington Trucking Association and OOIDA are working together at the Washington statehouse to address truck parking and restroom access.
Transportation leaders at the Virginia and Missouri capitals introduced bills to single out trucks from left lane use on interstates.
As states attempt to combat a driver shortage, New York Governor believes she has a plan to get drivers back on the road.
The FMCSA and OOIDA fight back in a lawsuit challenging the changes to the hours-of-service rules. OOIDA says the rules are based on common sense.
OOIDA Board Member Dick Pingel brings driver retention and other issues to the forefront of the conversation on driver shortages.
Last year is looking to be another record year for traffic fatalities, according to the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data.
By the time you get this magazine, AT&T will have already phased out its 3G network. Other carriers will follow soon after.
A female driver for Walmart is suing the mega retailer, accusing the company’s uniforms of being discriminatory towards women.
States in the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials are working together to establish more uniform truck weight limits.
XPO Logistics’ independent contractors at California ports are seeking to unionize while simultaneously challenging their employment status.
In This Issue:
- At a crossroads
- Highs and lows
- ‘Younger drivers crash more’
- Revolving door
- UCR fees slated to drop 27%
- FMCSA moves forward with new vision standards
- CDL training enrollment sees spike ahead of new entry-level training regs
- Highway coalition says job is not over
- Cross-border vaccine mandates lead to Canadian protest
- Truck convoy to D.C. gearing up for March 4
- FMCSA updates guidance on CDL knowledge tests
- State Watch – March/April 2022
- Fuel tax relief pursued in nine states
- States address left lane use
- Truck insurance coalition spotlights need for Maryland towing reform
- OOIDA, WTA support Washington state bills
- Left lane truck rules pursued in Virginia and Missouri
- New York looks to address ‘driver shortage’ by adding CDL skills testing sites
- ‘Common sense’
- Driver retention is the solution
- Traffic fatalities on the rise, NHTSA crash stats show
- Phaseout of 3G network marches forward
- Female trucker alleges Walmart’s uniforms discriminate
- Several Midwest states agree on truck weight limits
- XPO port drivers take steps to unionize
- ‘Significant milestone’
- Something for everyone
- TV role becomes reality
- Taking pride in his work
- Remembering Martha Taylor
- Jack Cardwell pioneered today’s truck stop concept
- From wild child to world record
- To the max
- Mafia Secrets – March/April 2022
- OOIDA on the road – March/April 2022
- Dashboard Confidential March/April 2022
- Slight Detour – March/April 2022
- Averitt Express donates $1 million to St. Jude hospital
- Roses & Razzberries – March/April 2022
OOIDA Foundation points out flaws in a University of Central Arkansas study aimed at promoting the use of hair testing in the trucking industry.
The ATA wins. Trucking and its people lose. The problems remain. And, as Sonny and Cher once said in a song, the beat goes on.
The Mid-America Trucking Show will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year in Louisville, Ky. MATS is scheduled for March 24-26.
Whether you’re all about work or play, the Mid-America Trucking Show has events of all types for show attendees.
Leaving a legacy for his family was a major driving force for Doug Smith, who recently made an appearance on A&E’s “Shipping Wars.”
A husband-and-wife driving team go above and beyond to help an inexperienced truck driver find a safe place to park his tractor-trailer.
Martha Greene Taylor, a longtime member of OOIDA’s Scholarship Committee and wife of Director Emeritus John C. Taylor, died on Jan. 19.
Jack Cardwell, a pioneer of the modern truck stop, died on Jan. 23 at the age of 89. He left a legacy familiar to all long-haul truckers.
An OOIDA life member owns a place in history as world record holder. A stunt driver, he’s done rollovers and crashes, but this jump stands out.
Nate Lawrence’s fandom of the 1980s movie “Maximum Overdrive” led to the building of a replica of the truck, which was unveiled at GBATS.
Meet the truckers whose smokin’ hot show trucks got caught on the lot at Chrome Shop Mafia HQ in Joplin, Mo.
Marty Ellis takes the OOIDA tour trailer back to the Mid-America Trucking Show. He’s been to MATS before but not as the pilot of The Spirit.
When traffic grinds to a stop because of a snowstorm, what do you do? Dave Sweetman witnessed a lot of good people lending a hand on I-95.
EXCESSIVE PUNS WARNING! There's a lot of monkeying around on the highways, including falling animals, Big Brother in the restroom and actual monkeys.
For a third straight year, Averitt Express and its employees will donate more than $1 million to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
At least two new truckload companies claim they’re close and getting closer to the automated holy grail.
Controversy continues to closely follow Tesla in its quest for high-level autonomous vehicles.
Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National announced Canadian operations will cease. but this does not equate to an end to the company's presence in Canada.
Sharp Transport Inc., is now a division of Christenson Transportation following a late 2021 acquisition.
Land Line Magazine's Cool Stuff showcases truck products and equipment for truckers. This issue includes non-lethal protection and dunnage storage.
Electrical issues present numerous problems, most of which are do to daily conditions they are subjected to.
Road Law explains when to fight - and not fight - a ticket.
Even if you have done everything right, you could still end up on the wrong side of an IRS audit.