OOIDA is offering its Truck to Success course – designed to inform professional drivers considering the jump to being owner-operators – online in October.
Freight was down last week – but rates were up – thanks to the three-day holiday weekend, and the summer lull is here. Also, recovering downtime losses.
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.
The 12 finalists have been chosen, and voting is underway for Pilot Flying J’s fifth annual Road Warrior contest. Each year, the honor is awarded to a U.S. truck driver who goes “the extra mile to ensure that products and goods are delivered safely, securely and on time to keep the country moving efficiently.” The […]
Elections, News, State
The fall ballot in Maine will once again ask voters whether to approve millions in bonds for transportation uses. Question 3 on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot will ask voters about a plan to fund $106 million in road and bridge work, and other transportation purposes throughout the state. The question was added to the […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is scheduling a public hearing as part of its response to a National Academy of Sciences report aimed at improving the agency’s Safety Measurement System and the Compliance, Safety and Accountability program. FMCSA has scheduled a public meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Arlington, […]
The comment period regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to delay several provisions of the medical examiner’s certification integration final rule is about to close. FMCSA published the interim final rule calling for the delay on June 21 in the Federal Register. The final day to comment is Monday, Aug. 20. The final rule, which was originally […]
Many issues face the professional truck drivers represented by the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association. Because of that and also because the greatest strength of OOIDA is its informed and vocal membership, the OOIDA Foundation has published white papers and one-pagers on key topics facing the professional trucking industry. A recent white paper is titled The Challenges of Automated Vehicles […]
A federal judge has decertified a class of more than 11,000 truck drivers who accuse J.B. Hunt Transport of failing to pay them minimum wage and for meals and rest breaks. Judge R. Gary Klausner granted J.B. Hunt’s motion to decertify the class on Aug. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of […]
A Florida lawmaker wants the Florida Department of Transportation secretary out. That is the latest news in the SunPass saga that has been going on since at least June after a contractor has come under fire for the alleged mishandling of tens of millions of toll transactions in its new Combined Customer Service Center. On […]
OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, The Spirit of the American Trucker, pulls into the Petro Stopping Center at Portage, Wis., for a two-day stay on Aug. 14-15. The Portage Petro Stopping Center is at the intersection of I-90 and I-94 with I-39. You can find it on Exit 108A. When Jon Osburn, skipper of The Spirit, pulls […]
If a New Jersey state legislator gets his way, how speed limits are set on the state’s busiest roadways would be overhauled. Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, has introduced a bill to change the formula for setting speed limits. Specifically, he wants speed limits on limited access highways that include the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden […]
Driver Fitness, News
The New Jersey attorney general announced this week that a trucking company must pay a former employee with sleep apnea $30,000 for failing to reinstate him despite medical clearance. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights issued a news release on Wednesday, Aug. 8, saying that New Jersey trucking […]