The DRIVE-Safe Act is anything but safe

October 25, 2019


LLN (10/25/19) – The DRIVE-Safe Act is gaining sponsors. The pending legislation would put inexperienced drivers under the age of 21 behind the wheel in interstate commerce. OOIDA is against this. We’ll explain why, and how you can help stop the bills from becoming law. Every year drivers have a series of permits that must be renewed, including IFTA. We’ll have advice on what you need to know to renew your license. Canadian truckers surveyed feel much the same as their U.S. counterparts but the OOIDA Foundation found there are some interesting differences. And we’ve got the facts on switching over from your AOBRD before year’s end to stay compliant.

0:00-10:11   – Newscast.

10:11 – 24:15 – We have a how-to on filing your IFTA tax and renewing your IFTA license.

24:15 – 38.43 – How to stay compliant while transitioning from your AOBRD. Plus hear results from a survey on What Canadian OOIDA members have to say

38:43 – 48:27 OOIDA wants you to contact your representatives in D.C. to stop the DRIVE-Safe Act.

Segment 1


  • The 2019 Truckers for Troops campaign starts Nov. 11. That week, you can join OOIDA for a discount. Ten percent of your membership will send care packages to troops overseas and help returning veterans, with OOIDA matching those donations.

Segment 2

Every year, truckers have a whole series of permits that must be renewed and quarterly filings on top of that. Mark Reddig goes over what you need to know with Heather Brown of OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department.

Segment 3

The concerns of Canadian truckers are not so different from their U.S. neighbors, but when they are, it lands in some very interesting areas. Mark Reddig chats with Andrew King of the OOIDA Foundation about a recent survey of Canadian truckers.

Anyone who is still operating with an AOBRD – what we used to call an ELD before the electronic logging device mandate – has to switch over to a device that’s compliant with regulations by the end of this year. Mark Reddig gets the facts with Linda Finch of OOIDA’s Business and Services Department.

Segment 4

A bill now in Congress – the DRIVE Safe Act – could allow 18-year-olds to drive an 80,000-pound rig coast to coast. It was a topic at this week’s OOIDA Board of Directors meeting, and Mary McKenna will cover the latest on the bill with Jay Grimes and Bryce Mongeon of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.