Federal, News, OOIDA
OOIDA and the Teamsters filed joint comments on Monday supporting the implementation of trucking-related USMCA regulations.
Truckers who have been victims of a broker rip-off have few options – and those may depend on the broker-carrier agreement. We’ll discuss a real-world case.
Featured: Coronavirus, News
Land Line Media provides a timeline of the events related to the coronavirus dating back to Dec. 31, when the first reports came out of China.
News, State, Tolls
As state legislators throughout the country prepare to get back to work after the first of the year, transportation funding is again expected to be a hot topic at many statehouses. One option already getting a lot of attention in the lead-up to the new year is tolls. Connecticut is the lone New England state […]
OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer is scheduled to stop Dec 5-7at a TA truck stop west of Salt Lake City Jon Osburn, skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to pull into the TA Travel Center in Tooele, Utah. It is at Exit 99 from I-80. Tooele lies west of Salt Lake City, with a […]
Fuel prices, News
The average price per gallon for a diesel fuel dropped a nickel on Monday, Dec. 3, compared to the Monday before, according to the federal Energy Information Administration. This is the sixth consecutive week of average price drops. Average prices dropped in every region. In Gulf Coast states, a 4.6 cent decrease pulled the average […]
After stakeholders voiced concern over a potential increase in the heavy vehicle use tax in Portland, Ore., the city council voted to keep rates where they are – for now. In a 3-1 vote in favor of not increasing the HVUT tax, truckers operating in Portland, Ore., will get some reprieve. They faced the possibility […]
Work continues in statehouses on the topic of driver-assistive truck platooning technology. The concept uses a lead truck to control the speed and braking of following trucks. Advocates say truck platooning will save fuel due to reduced aerodynamic drag, lessen traffic congestion, and improve highway safety. Some supporters acknowledge it will work best on relatively […]
Crime & Courts, News
Port truck drivers for California Cartage Transportation Express filed claims for minimum wage violations last week with the Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards. The claims allege that Cal Cartage Express, which operates out of various locations on the Eastern seaboard and in Southern California, fails to pay Los Angeles’ minimum wage of $13.25 per […]
News, OOIDA, Tolls
As the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission continues, new information is surfacing. OOIDA recently filed new exhibits in the toll lawsuit that include recent comments by Gov. Tom Wolf. On Nov. 29, OOIDA filed new supplemental information in support of its argument that excessive tolls in Pennsylvania are unconstitutional. In […]
Las Vegas has many nicknames. Add a new one to the list: The Next Stop for The Spirit. Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, the Spirit of the American Trucker, plans to stop in the Las Vegas area on Dec. 1-3 at the Linda and Bob Caffee Petro. It is off I-15 at the […]
Some things never change. Take this media quote: “The answer to the driver shortage has not changed. It’s still money. Pay more and you’ll find more drivers.” It’s from a column in the October 1995 issue of Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine. Yup, 23 years ago, and I’m the guy who wrote it. Of course there […]
In an effort to collect information to combat the truck parking shortage, the U.S. DOT is updating the truck parking survey they released more than three years ago. The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued its second version of the Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey and is encouraging truckers to participate. The truck parking survey […]