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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.

Features, OOIDA Member

Citizen Driver Marty Ellis leads by example

For 2017 Citizen Driver Marty Ellis, being recognized for his professionalism and community service in trucking is a surreal experience.

Federal, News

OOIDA asks Chao to include truckers on automation committee

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to reopen the nominating process for a federal committee tasked with addressing automation within the transportation industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s federal advisory committee on automation has 25 members from the realms of manufacturing, politics, education, retail, insurance and Silicon Valley. But […]

Opinion

New gadgets move us closer to a world of ‘RoboTruckers’

The latest gadgets for drivers have vests that track heart rates, driver-facing cameras that monitor their eyes, and GPS-activated jeans that tell them which way to turn. Staff Writer Mark Schremmer asks if it’s gone too far.

Opinion

Reminder – In New Zealand, even dogs get on-road driver training

The return of a viral video from a few years back showing dogs driving cars by themselves is surreal reminder that FMCSA’s driver training statute, while a step in the right direction, is still woefully inadequate.

Truck Parking

Trucker’s ‘oasis’ proposal in British Columbia withdrawn

A “trucker’s oasis” in Surrey, British Columbia, has been killed. The company has withdrawn its application for the 77-acre truck parking facility.

Opinion

New ATA honcho calls speed limiter mandate ‘flawed’

You already know OOIDA staunchly opposes a speed limiter mandate, but now the new head of the American Trucking Associations has issued a statement calling the plan “flawed” and saying the lobbying group won’t support the proposal as it is written.

Features, OOIDA Member

DOT official’s day in the cab an eye-opening experience

Truckers and the people who regulate them don’t always have to have an adversarial relationship. A recent ride-along between OOIDA Life Member Tilden Curl and a transportation department official in his home state of Washington proved illuminating for both parties.

Features

OOIDA prez remembers Pvt. Presley

This week, media outlets have tributes and everyone who ever met Elvis has a story. The King of Rock and Roll died on Aug. 16, 1977, at his Graceland home in Memphis. OOIDA’s president has one, too. In response to a longtime member who has asked for Jim Johnston’s Elvis story, here it is.

News, State

Another trucker stuck in Smugglers’ Notch. Seriously?

Despite increased fines and all the signs, another commercial vehicle found itself stuck on Smugglers’ Notch.

Truck Parking

Above and beyond

Cities that are causing problems for truckers regarding parking – e.g., North Bend, Wash., are getting plenty of attention in the press. But what about the municipalities that go above and beyond for the trucking industry? Surely they exist. They do, and two cities from opposite ends of the country have made headlines with their […]