Several bills before Congress could impact trucking in a big way. OOIDA has pulled together a group to fight these costly mandates.
More flexibility in the hours of service for drivers would increase safety by de-emphasizing a "beat-the-clock mentality," OOIDA's Lewie Pugh says.
The 30-minute rest break provision was the focus of drivers' ire in comments on the FMCSA's proposal to revise the hours-of-service rules.
FMCSA’s restart restrictions - which haven’t been effect for years - are set to be officially removed from the regulations.
OOIDA says Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should remove confusion by updating its definition for ‘agricultural commodity.'
An ethics organization filed a complaint against Rep. Matt Cartwright for introducing a bill that could benefit his family law firm.
Ray Martinez announced he will step down as FMCSA administrator, effective October 28, to take a position closer to his family.
Registration is open for the congressionally mandated Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. There is no cost to register.
The Office of Inspector General was critical of FMCSA’s plan for improving its Safety Measurement System and Compliance, Safety and Accountability program.
The current standard regarding detention time “completely discounts the value of a driver’s time,” OOIDA told the FMCSA in comments submitted on Sept. 9.
A bevy of bills pertaining to truck activity are now before the New York State Assembly, with truck traffic in The Big Apple a key focus.
A motorist took a speeding ticket to court, arguing that Kentucky's speed limit laws are unconstitutional. In a surprise move, the judge agreed.
A new Colorado law calls for regulating “booting” companies in the state. OOIDA wants the protections to extend to commerical truckers.
A dispute over what "CDL holder" means made its way to Idaho's Supreme Court. The court's decision means a lifetime ban for one driver with multiple DUIs.
Ten states join North Dakota & Montana's attempt to nullify a Washington state vapor law that they say bans Bakken crude oil in the Evergreen State.
The Florida Turnpike Enterprise executive director told lawmakers that there is still $120 million in unpaid SunPass tolls and expects a low recovery rate.
In the November 2019 edition of State Watch, Land Line's Keith Goble rounds up trucking bills from Alaska, Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
California’s senate approved a controversial bill, AB5, that would change how workers, including truck drivers, are classified in the state.
The Trump administration challenges California and announces plans to implement its “One National Program Rule” on vehicle emissions.
The Parking Zone is a roundup of the latest truck parking-related news items from across the United States, compiled for the November 2019 issue.
Carl Smith, an alternate member for OOIDA’s Board of Directors, is the focus of this issue's "Know your OOIDA board" feature.
The 2019 edition of OOIDA's Truckers for Troops campaign begins on Veterans Day, November 11. Join or renew your membership for a special rate.
OOIDA’s Todd Spencer squares off against so-called safety groups at a meeting of FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.
Over the past 20-some years, OOIDA has helped ease the burden tuition expense with scholarships for more than 100 of its members’ dependents.
OOIDA supports continuing a program that determines if truck crashes were preventable. Drivers shouldn’t be blamed for nonpreventable crashes, OOIDA says.
William Francis Hickey III, of Baltimore, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges in connection with a bogus trucking company.
In This Issue:
- United against costly mandates
- OOIDA: HOS plan lessens ‘beat-the-clock mentality’
- Time out
- Making it official
- ‘Agricultural commodity’ definition should jibe with USDA, OOIDA says
- Ethics complaint filed against Rep. Cartwright
- Martinez ends tenure as FMCSA leader
- CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse registration begins
- The devil is in the details
- OOIDA: Detention time standards should value a driver’s time
- Truck activity focus of New York bills
- Judge rules Kentucky’s speed limit law unconstitutional
- OOIDA seeks clarification on ‘booting’
- Idaho State Supreme Court rules on lifetime CDL ban
- Oil vapor law in Washington state being challenged by 10 more states
- Millions still on the table in Florida SunPass toll fiasco
- State Watch – November 2019
- California Senate codifies state court’s Dynamex decision
- Trump to California vehicle emissions regulators: ‘You’re fired!’
- The Parking Zone – November 2019
- ‘I wanted to drive a truck since I was 12’
- Truckers for Troops 2019 campaign launches on Veterans Day
- At odds
- Tell your kids, grandkids to apply for an OOIDA scholarship
- OOIDA: Don’t ding truckers for nonpreventable crashes
- President of bogus trucking company pleads guilty to wire fraud
- ‘No cause for celebration’
- In support of those who served
- A tribute to the American trucker
- How much have things changed for truckers in 25 years?
- Nominations sought for Goodyear award
- Taking care when you’re not there
- Trucker convoys give boost to Special Olympics
- Cool Gifts – November 2019
- Dashboard Confidential – November 2019
- Strange Things and Filthy Lies – November 2019
- More Strange Things
- Roses and Razzberries – November 2019
If some ELD providers have their way, they could delay truckers from getting the flexibility they need within the hours-of-service rules.
Hey, ATA! Writer John Bendel asks how can a 1,000-truck carrier hire 900 drivers every year, lose most of them, and still claim there’s a driver shortage?
What do the founder of Peterbilt Motors, the song "Convoy" and Truckers For Troops have in common? They're all a part of Trucking History November 2019.
Three truckers won’t spend more time in jail for hauling what they believed were legal loads of hemp across Idaho. But, that's not the end of the story.
Charles Newton says a shop foreman had a good idea for their new 2019 Western Star 5700 as a way to honor those who served in the military.
The O’Donnells were thinking about how to customize their 2018 Peterbilt 579. The husband-and-wife team wanted something special to honor truckers.
Recently John Bendel found notes from a ride-along with a truckload driver 25 years ago. It was interesting to see what has changed.
Goodyear seeks the public’s help in finding this year’s batch of heroic truckers. Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 29.
If you find yourself needing to secure care for a loved one, full disclosure: it’s certainly not going to be easy, but there are resources to help.
For some four-wheelers, a long line of big rigs is a bad thing. For the Special Olympics, it means hundreds of thousands of dollars for its cause.
Land Line's "Cool Gifts" holiday shopping guide for 2019 showcases a variety of ideas to help you find the right present for the trucker in your life.
Columnist Dave Sweetman offers a humble plea to other motorists - please stop "multi-tasking" behind the wheel. We'd all be safer if you would.
Condiments are making your head shrink, and other could-be-true tales from Wendy Parker, in the November 2019 edition of "Strange Things & Filthy Lies."
A truck stop camel was bitten by a woman who told police she was just trying to rescue her deaf dog. Sounds like another one of Wendy Parker's Strange Things...
The November 2019 edition of Land Line's "Roses and Razzberries" sends good vibes to Satchel Smith for his efforts to help folks stranded by flooding.
Will millions of truckers lose their jobs to automation? Researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are a bit more optimistic than media reports suggest.
The name Hino doesn’t come to mind when we think of highway trucks, but wtih the company's new XL8, is that about to change?
Volvo Dynamic Steering, an electric-over-hydraulic system that greatly cuts driver effort and claims to enhance safety, rolls out early next year.
A lunchbox that cooks, a no-sweat hat liner, and maxmizing visibility are a few of the items in this edition of Land Line's Hot Stuff and Cool Services.
Bryan "Boss Man" Martin takes you under the hood of another spectactular rig - this one owned by Eric Dias of Last Dollar Trucking.
Traction, vision and reliability are the three areas you should focus on if you find yourself trucking anywhere near a hurricane-affected area.
Tax season is right around the corner. Are you prepared for your year-end financial reports? The November 2019 edition of Tax Tips is here to help.
A paperwork snafu on a simple traffic ticket leads to a whole mess of DMV issues for one unlucky trucker in the November 2019 edition of Road Law.