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Featured: News, OOIDA

Survey seeks to pinpoint the impact of rising insurance costs

ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, which the OOIDA Foundation is a member of, wants feedback from motor carriers on rising insurance costs.

Featured: Coronavirus, News

A coronavirus timeline: How we got here

Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, 2019, when the first reports came out of China.

OOIDA

OOIDA’s tour trailer heads to the St. Louis area

OOIDA’s tour trailer next stops in Foristell, Mo., in the St. Louis area. Marty Ellis, skipper of The Spirit, stays there through Saturday.

Federal, Truck Parking

OOIDA urges Buttigieg to include truck parking in infrastructure bill

In a letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg, OOIDA President Todd Spencer is asking to include truck parking in the American Jobs Plan.

News, OOIDA Member

Finalists for Women in Trucking Driver of the Year award announced

The Women in Trucking Association has announced three finalists for the 2021 Driver of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding female professional drivers.

Federal, News

FMCSA proposes extending parts of medical examiner final rule to 2025

A supplemental notice to a 2015 medical examiner final rule would punt the deadline for compliance with some parts of the rule to 2025

Coronavirus, Federal, News

FEMA providing mobile vaccinations, COVID-19 funeral assistance

FEMA is sending mobile COVID-19 vaccination units to “hard-to-reach” and “high-risk” populations.

News, State

Bills in seven states cover ticket quotas

State legislators in seven statehouses are taking action intended to eliminate policing for profit via law enforcement ticket quotas.

Crime & Courts

FedEx being sued for reporting hemp shipment to law enforcement

Green Angel CBD has filed a lawsuit against FedEx and the City of New York for confiscating a legal shipment of hemp.

Fuel prices

Reports show diesel prices continue to fall

The Energy Information Administration report released on April 19 marked the fourth consecutive week of a drop in the average diesel price.

News, OOIDA Member

OOIDA members named 2021 Citizen Drivers

TravelCenters of America has selected Dan Porter of Werner Enterprises and Don Talley of Carter Express as the 2021 Citizen Drivers.

News, State

Pennsylvania bill would charge certain towns for state police protection

A Pennsylvania bill would have certain municipalities that utilize state police protection in lieu of local police help cover costs.