COVID-19 outbreak shines light on how integral truckers are to everyday life.
Throughout March and April, regulations were eased and waivers were granted to aid truck drivers as they worked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As truck drivers risked their own health to ensure critical supplies were delivered across the nation, OOIDA was busy fighting for those drivers’ rights.
Land Line provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31.
After years of no real action at the federal level, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act can be a game-changer for the truck parking crisis.
Tragic tales illustrate what can happen when truckers can’t find a safe place to park.
FMCSA sent its final rule for hours of service to the Office of Management and Budget for review, but it will still be months until the public sees the plan.
The chair of the Senate Finance Committee said a truck-only VMT tax is off the table after OOIDA members responded to a Call to Action opposing the measure.
OOIDA says the FRESH Act, which would increase weight limits on the interstate for select industries, would be rotten for small businesses and safety.
OOIDA opposed any formula that awards large fleets for simply buying the latest technology.
A pandemic and oil price war delivered a one-two punch for oil and diesel prices, sending them to both record highs and record lows.
Legislatures throughout the country continue to work and issues that affect truckers’ daily business are on agendas.
Concern about voters safely being able to fill out ballots for upcoming elections has spurred states all over the map to simplify absentee voting rules.
The threat of COVID-19 novel coronavirus has caused state legislatures all over the U.S. to suspend or postpone business to combat the viral threat.
A new transportation spending deal signed into law in Kansas is meant to ensure that funding designated for transportation is not rerouted elsewhere.
The June 9 ballot in Maine will include a question about whether to once again use millions in transportation bonds for work around the state.
Truckers should have an easier time getting to and from the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., once an 18-month project starting soon is finished.
The pursuit in Oregon of a cap-and-trade deal to combat greenhouse gas emissions failed at the statehouse. The governor opted to take action on her own.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the good, bad and ugly when it comes to truck parking. Fortunately, the good far outweighed the bad and ugly.
OOIDA Board Member R. Bryan Spoon has been in and out of big trucks for as long as he can remember.
OOIDA filed a complaint regarding “excessive” charges from a Connecticut towing company. In response, an OOIDA member received a $4,800 refund.
OOIDA is is defending truck drivers who received letters from Indiana for overweight assessments that are sometimes years old.
OOIDA's Truck to Success course was originally slated for May 5 - 7.
For the first time in nearly five decades, there was not a Mid-America Trucking Show.
Advertisements for CBD products seem to be everywhere, but if you’re a professional driver, you need to ignore them or put your livelihood at risk.
OOIDA has concerns about AV 4.0, the federal autonomous vehicle guidance, including lack of data and removing drivers too soon.
The Unified Carrier Registration Board asked states to delay enforcement until July 1. The fees for the UCR 2020 registration year were finalized Feb. 13.
OOIDA says any NOx emissions standards for heavy trucks must not unfairly burden truckers, and owner-operators shouldn’t be “guinea pigs” for new tech.
In This Issue:
- Always essential
- COVID-19 leads to first federal HOS waiver
- OOIDA fights for truckers’ rights amid crisis
- COVID-19 timeline
- A truck parking crisis
- Hours-of-service final rule sent to OMB for review
- OOIDA members deflate truck-only VMT tax plan
- FRESH Act is rotten for small-business truckers, OOIDA says
- OOIDA: Beyond Compliance needs to be about more than tech
- Rollercoaster ride
- State Watch – May 2020
- More than a dozen states make changes to absentee voting
- COVID-19 outbreak leads 28 statehouses to suspend, end work
- Kansas OKs new transportation spending plan
- Transportation bonds question on Maine’s June ballot
- Upgrades to Mariposa port of entry to improve traffic flow
- Oregon governor acts on cap-and-trade plan
- The Parking Zone – May 2020
- Know Your Board – May 2020
- OOIDA member receives $4,800 refund on towing bill
- Indiana overweight assessments ‘improper,’ OOIDA says
- OOIDA postpones its Truck to Success course until fall
- 2020 MATS canceled because of pandemic
- Ignore the promises of CBD products
- AV 4.0 lacks substantive data, OOIDA says
- UCR delays enforcement until July
- OOIDA: EPA rules must be practical for small-business truckers
- The truck drivers’ perspective
- Autonomous assertions?
- ‘60 Minutes’ covers autonomous trucking; spotlights OOIDA board member
- Company Driver of the Year award goes to OOIDA life member
- OOIDA senior member named Owner-Operator of the Year
- ‘Fear was not an option’
- Sonic’s truck-hop classic
- Pennsylvania’s quarantine zone for spotted lanternfly is growing
- OOIDA on the Road – May 2020
- Dashboard Confidential – May 2020
- Strange Things and Filthy Lies Sanitized – May 2020
- Roses & Razzberries – May 2020
Markcus Davis, an OOIDA member from South Carolina, traveled to Washington, D.C. in March to provide his lawmakers a truck driver’s perspective.
Self-driving start-up Plus.ai splashed all over tech news late last year when they reported transporting a load of Land O’ Lakes butter cross-country.
An OOIDA board member was one of four truckers featured on a recent '60 Minutes' segment focusing on autonomous trucking.
Don Lewis, an OOIDA life member from Missouri, was named the TCA’s Company Driver of the Year.
Kevin Kocmich, an OOIDA senior member from Minnesota, was named the TCA Owner-Operator of the Year after being nominated for a fourth time.
OOIDA members Ed and Tracy Zimmerman were named the 2019 Highway Angels of the Year for rescuing a trapped motorist from a fiery crash.
The Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Fordyce, Ark., was created with a drive-through specifically built to accommodate drivers of big trucks.
Out of an abundance of caution, Pennsylvania adds another dozen counties to its spotted lanternfly quarantine zone.
Take a few minutes and check in at The Spirit, OOIDA’s tour trailer, to get the low-down on federal and state issues facing professional truck drivers.
Sweetman's got some advice for those like him who are still trucking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep calm and keep the wheels turning.
In these uncertain times, the truth is stranger than fiction. And that ain't no lie, filthy or otherwise.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has thrown the world into uncharted territory. But there were still plenty of "Roses" to hand out.
Air brakes on a big rig are an obvious safety concern and therefore air brake maintenance is one of the major items that roadside inspectors check.
As simple as it sounds, one of the best prevention methods for the spread of any coronavirus is washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.
This month’s feature is a slight change of pace from our normal fully blinged-out rigs.
Is "found oil" found money?
An OOIDA member inquires with Road Law about a situation where his commercial driver’s license wasn’t renewable because of several unpaid citations.
The economy took a big hit due to COVID-19. How can I protect my financial situation from the pandemic since we don’t know how long it is going to last?