News, OOIDA Member
OOIDA member Robert Hardwick loves his Kansas City Chiefs football team. His truck “Warpaint” – a 2008 Kenworth 900L – is a real head-turner.
Truckers in California are speaking loudly about split speed limits and the AB5 independent contractor law. Also, do you fix the truck, or make it pretty?
Winter is just around the corner. Do you know which states require chains? Be prepared before you roll out with Land Line’s annual U.S. Chain Law round up.
Crime & Courts
A Massachusetts federal judge will soon decide whether or not to certify a group of people who claim that CRST Expedited violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act through its driver training program. U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris said during a hearing on April 23 that her decision could come in a month or […]
A bid in California to void last year’s vehicle tax and fee increases is one step closer to being added to the statewide ballot. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a year ago a 10-year, $52 billion transportation funding deal to benefit state and local roads, trade corridors and public transit. Senate Bill 1 passed […]
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is asking her fellow Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose an amendment that threatens truck driver pay. In a letter Wednesday, Pelosi told her colleagues to vote no on an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization that was sponsored by Jeff Denham, R-Calif. A vote […]
Crime & Courts, News
Motorists in California are seeking class action status in a lawsuit against the Orange County Transportation Authority and several toll operators in the county. The lawsuit alleges personal information was illegally used to collect unpaid tolls, fines were unconstitutionally high, and drivers were deceived by the all-electric cashless toll system. California Highways 73, 91, 133, […]
Features, OOIDA Member
Todd Spencer is officially the fourth president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association following a unanimous vote electing him to the position at the spring meeting of the board of directors on Thursday. Spencer began his trucking career in 1974. He was elected to the OOIDA board in 1978 and was elected executive vice president […]
The class-action lawsuit brought by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been a long time coming. There are plenty of reasons to oppose toll roads, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission epitomizes almost all of them. Fear not, though. I will save some fury for another posting. In a lawsuit filed […]
A long time ago (last month), in a galaxy far, far away (Arlington, Va.), life forms from another planet fired a warning shot, aimed directly at the trucking industry. From the safety of his space station on the planet “ATA,” Lt. Cmdr. Costello released a vicious stream of “numbers with context.” (This was, of course, […]
Truckers have been hearing a lot of chatter about autonomous vehicles the past several years. Drivers now have the opportunity to contribute to that conversation. The National Science Foundation and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are seeking truck drivers and other autonomous truck stakeholders for a workshop on June 28-29 in Alexandria, Va. The Effect […]
Efforts at the Missouri statehouse continue to move forward to help address the state’s $825 million gap in annual road and bridge funding. A 23-member task force of state officials and private citizens released transportation funding recommendations to the General Assembly early this year. Among the recommendations is a fuel tax increase. Specifically, the group […]
Law enforcement officials have busted another CDL examiner for handing out falsified skills test score sheets in exchange for cash. The latest case involves a Mississippi examiner, who has pleaded guilty to charges. According to the federal indictment, Andre Cooper issued a false CDL skills test score sheet to an applicant on April 29, 2016. […]