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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Trucker’s ‘oasis’ proposal in British Columbia withdrawn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 The company has withdrawn its application for the 77-acre truck parking facility.


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.


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 […]

Features, OOIDA Member

Leadership, family the driving forces behind Bill Underwood

OOIDA Member and 2016 TA Petro Citizen Driver honoree Bill Underwood, of Alta Vista, Kan., says leading by example is something he learned in the military and tries to pass on each day to his children. That leadership helped secure him the honor of having his favorite truck stop renamed after him on June 1.

Features, OOIDA Member

Bill Ater Jr. ‘shares’ award with late father

2016 Citizen Driver honoree Bill Ater, Jr., says his father’s example was a guiding light for his own truck driving career.

Features, OOIDA Member

Taylors considered ‘All-Pro truckers’

Even though Bill and Robyn Taylor don’t play professional football, their recent induction to the 2016 Citizen Driver Award class makes them All-Pros of the trucking industry.