OOIDA says FMCSA’s hours-of-plan is a good step but also would like to see amendments to prevent coercion and eliminate the 30-minute rest break.
OOIDA’s message this week to FMCSA is that flexibility is the key to hours of service. Also, a well-known trucker checks one off her bucket list.
Join or renew your membership in OOIDA for a special price and help support U.S. military members during the Truckers for Troops telethon, Nov. 11-15.
The DRIVE-Safe Act, a bill that would allow 18-year-olds to operate in interstate commerce, is gradually gaining support.
Should nonpreventable crashes count against drivers? OOIDA says no, and FMCSA’s crash preventability determination program should be permanent.
The Michigan governor has acted to tamp down a short-term roads deal. Her goal is to force lawmakers back to the negotiation table to do a long-term deal.
Products & Services
Watch the load-to-truck ratios and you’ll see load posts and volume rebounding from the Tropical Storm Imelda drop-off and rates holding steady.
Drug and alcohol testing is required of commercial motor vehicle drivers, but how can owner-operators manage a random drug test on themselves? OOIDA can help.
Beginning, Jan. 6, all employers must check the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse before hiring a driver. Registration is now open.
A new Arkansas fuel tax, alternative fuel vehicle fees, and a casino tax go into effect Oct. 1 to fund improvements to the state’s roads.
Crime & Courts
William Francis Hickey III pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud in a conspiracy to bilk brokers by posing as a legitimate trucking company.
Truckers driving through Seattle may have noticed the SR 99 tunnel is open. Driving through it is free for now, but that will all change on Nov. 9.