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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.


UPS seeks exemptions from entry-level driver training rule

UPS wants to be exempted from the FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule that says a driver training instructor should have two years of CDL experience.


Catch The Spirit in Portland, Ore., at Jubitz Travel Center

Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer, is looking forward to stopping at Jubitz Travel Center and Truck Stop near downtown Portland, Ore.


Average price for diesel drops closer to $3 per gallon mark

Monday’s federal diesel price report shows another drop, pushing the U.S. average retail price close to $3 per gallon and under that in three regions.


Nevada ranked best in transportation; Rhode Island ranked worst

The U.S. News and World Report’s Best States for Transportation rankings lets you know which states lead the way in commute time, road and bridge quality.


Texas law repeals ‘bad-driver’ fees

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill repealing Texas ‘bad driver’ fees law, which has been under fire from drivers and others for nearly two decades.


Mongeon joins OOIDA as director of legislative affairs

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association announces the addition of Bryce Mongeon to the government affairs team as director of legislative affairs.


En banc hearing requested in decision to apply Dynamex retroactively

An appeals court ruling that the Dynamex decision applies retroactively “is deeply flawed,” the California Chamber of Commerce says in an amicus brief.


Proposed amendment to THUD bill would ban funding for speed limiters

Rep. Scott Perry’s amendment to the House Transportation Housing and Urban Development bill would ban using federal funds to create a speed limiter mandate.


Missouri governor vetoes bill that created towing task force

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently vetoed a bill that included a provision to address nonconsensual towing in the state. 

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Quote machine: OOIDA president delivers soundbites to Congress

OOIDA President and CEO Todd Spencer testified to Congress on behalf of the Association’s more than 160,000 members on Wednesday, June 12, in Washington, D.C. As part of the subcommittee hearing titled “Under Pressure: The State of Trucking in America,” Spencer informed lawmakers about the many challenges truck drivers face and offered the truck driver’s […]