FMCSA, truckers discuss regulations and safety concerns at Town Hall event.
OOIDA said that the Senate-approved version of the infrastructure bill remains the most likely outcome.
The White House issued guidance in late September that would require most federal contractors and subcontractors to be vaccinated from COVID-19 by Dec. 8.
FMCSA releases final rule for states on streamlining CDL issuance.
FMCSA’s Medical Review Board met to discuss the Philips Respironics CPAP recall and to make recommendations for medical examiners.
Shortages of plastic cups and lab technicians could leave some drivers in a bind when called for a random drug test, OOIDA warns.
Meera Joshi brought attention to problems with driver compensation during her nomination hearing to become FMCSA administrator.
OOIDA calls a recent exemption request from Werner Enterprises an example of a large carrier using the claims of a driver shortage to take advantage of safety regulations.
An amendment to Oregon’s chain laws increasing fines by 100% went into effect in September, just before the state prepared for winter weather.
A federal court of appeals found government privilege applies in a challenge to state’s truck-only toll.
A new law in California is touted to end the exploitation of port drivers at the state’s ports and inland distribution centers.
As the new year approaches, OOIDA is focused on providing truckers with information on important legislation during the coming year.
If you’ve ever thought you’d like to be part of the OOIDA Board of Directors, now is the time to submit your nomination. The deadline is Dec. 31.
OOIDA readies for 15th installment of Truckers for Troops.
OOIDA Foundation’s Mary Johnston Scholarship Program has offered higher education assistance for legal dependents of members since 1998.
NIMBYs and truckers need to work together.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition regarding AB5 on Oct. 4, the California Trucking Association’s case is still pending.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined PDX’s petition to settle a case against the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Justifying continued incident reporting on autonomous vehicle crashes, NHTSA claims that thousands of Level 2 autonomous vehicle crashes occur each year.
At least 40 people have been charged in connection with Operation Sideswipe, a scheme to deliberately crash cars into commercial vehicles.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics is gearing up for the return of the Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey.
In This Issue:
- A chance to speak up
- Failure to launch
- White House issues guidance on vaccine mandate for federal contractors
- Closing the ‘knowledge gap’
- Medical Review Board suggests 90-day waiver for drivers affected by CPAP recall
- OOIDA wants FMCSA to grant relief for drivers in drug testing bind
- Driver pay a focus of Joshi nomination hearing
- Werner tries to benefit from ‘driver shortage’ claims, OOIDA says
- Chain law violations in Oregon are double the trouble
- Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo avoids subpoenas in Rhode Island toll lawsuit
- California law protects port drivers
- State Watch – November 2021
- Nominations for OOIDA’s Board of Directors due Dec. 31
- ‘We owe it to those who have served’
- Deadline for OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship is Feb. 1
- Parking Zone – November 2021
- AB5 still pending
- SCOTUS declines to hear PDX’s challenge to New Jersey contractor laws
- NHTSA expects to see thousands of Level 2 autonomous crash reports annually
- Operation Sideswipe indictments keep pouring in
- Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey returns
- ‘I’m one of the lucky ones’
- Where are they now?
- Worth the wait
- Convoys in South Dakota, Missouri continue to benefit Special Olympics
- A story of perseverance
- A trucker’s song
- Mafia Secrets – November 2021
- Cool Gifts 2021
- OOIDA on the road – November 2021
- Capitol Christmas Tree makes its journey to D.C.
- Slight Detour – November 2021
- Dashboard Confidential – November 2021
- Wheels of Time – November 2021
- Grand champion
- Roses & Razzberries – November 2021
Carl Smith, an OOIDA board member from Ohio, was featured in the recently released documentary, “Corporate Welfare: Where’s the Outrage?”
Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award is designed to provide an incredible head start to one veteran’s entrepreneurial career.
GBATS returns in person for first time in three years.
Funds raised by this event make a direct impact on nearly 3,000 South Dakota Special Olympic athletes, who would likely not have the opportunity to compete without this effort.
I lost everything before I got into trucking.’
The song is “Pocketful of Quarters” by the Joe Stamm Band. And at the heart of it? Former truck driver and OOIDA member Charlie Roberts.
Just a regular ol’ working show truck.
Every year, Land Line Magazine scans the internet for some cool, useful, fun and/or straight-up strange gifts for the professional driver.
Marty Ellis, skipper of OOIDA’s tour trailer, will be on the road for Thanksgiving but his family doesn’t fixate on specific days for holidays.
The Capitol Christmas Tree will be transported to Washington, D.C., by a specially wrapped Kenworth T680.
From the cornfields of Nebraska to the banana trees of Florida.
A mistress without a heart.
Enjoy this slideshow of historic trucks, courtesy of the American Truck Historical Society.
N.Y. technician wins second TMC SuperTech title.
It is time to hand out Roses & Razzberries to some guardian angels among us to rascally politicians and underpaying carriers.
Mirrors, electronic braking, and future tractor-trailer connections take center stage
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the use of FM transmission in CB radios. But you won’t need to buy a new CB radio yet.
A warming backrest, 360-degree LED lighting and who doesn't love Legos?
On proper tire inflation, and how summer heat can kill batteries in winter.
This edition of Trucking & Taxes takes a look at the differences between independent contractors and employees.
How to get around obstacles and situations that are impeding your ability to remain qualified to drive.