Tag Archives: OOIDA

Trucking reps testify before Congress on driver pay, hours, safety

The testimony from each of the stakeholders, along with their answers to questions from 17 representatives who are part of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, will be used to help shape the next highway funding bill after 2015’s FAST Act ex…

Lawsuit over increasing PA Turnpike tolls dismissed; OOIDA to appeal

“This lawsuit is far from over,” said OOIDA President Todd Spencer.  “And win or lose on appeal, the turnpike’s debt crisis and the Commonwealth’s transportation emergency aren’t going away either. This is a crisis created by the legislature’s decision…

Legislation to require side underride guards on trailers reintroduced in Congress

The bill, dubbed the Stop Underrides Act, would require underride guards on the sides and front of a truck and would update the standards for underrides on the back of trailers. It would also add underride guards as part of the required annual inspecti…

OOIDA contents that small fleet, owner-op growth play large role in driver turnover

A new report from the research arm of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the OOIDA Foundation, suggests the “driver shortage” perceived by many larger fleets is more of a myth than a reality and is due in large part to a recent trend o…

Kenworth offers $1,000 discount to OOIDA members for new truck purchases

Eligible trucks are the Kenworth T680 and T880 with a 52-inch or larger factory-installed sleeper. Both stock and special-order trucks are eligible for the discount.

Post-ELD mandate crash data a knock on hours regs, too

These two elements being true — crashes numbers are flat despite more widespread adherence to hours of service regs — isn’t that as much an indictment of hours of service regs as it is the ELD mandate?

The California independent contractor crisis: Undermining the owner-operator

The next battle in what some view as a West Coast war on owner-operators has nothing to do with truck emissions. Instead, California’s labor law developments, predatory lease-purchase practices and aggressive union organizing are stirring a legal stew …

Preparing for the impossible, shutdown pessimism and the divisions in trucking history

Steve Bixler on those situations when contingency plans come up short, his long advocacy for an experienced-driver regs-review panel, the history of the “shutdown” and what’s changed since he started in the 1970s, and more in this Overdrive Radio podca…

As per diem benefit sunsets for company drivers, carriers find a work-around and OOIDA asks Congress to act

Swept away with new tax code enacted in late 2017 was the allowance for company drivers to take the per diem income deduction. Carriers are altering pay packages to help account for the change, while OOIDA is asking Congress to restore the tax benefit.