Tag Archives: Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

News roundup, Nov. 5: OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign set for next week, Louisiana TA adds KFC

The OOIDA’s 13th annual Truckers for Troops campaign, raising money to send care packages to troops, will be held Nov. 11-15. The TA truck stop in Greenwood, Louisiana, now offers a KFC restaurant. Fleet Advantage’s data-driven, flexible trailer-lease …

Trucking groups write Congress to oppose mandates for speed limiters, auto braking, insurance increase

A coalition of 31 trucking industry groups penned a letter to Congress in opposition of legislation that would mandate underride guards, speed limiters and automatic emergency braking systems on heavy-duty trucks, as well as a bill that would increase …

OOIDA launching new educational series for owner-ops at GATS

OOIDA says the class will focus on determining the cost of operations for owner-operators and small fleet owners. Company drivers can also attend if they are considering making the jump to being an owner-operator.

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.

OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign raises more than $38,500

The week-long Truckers for Troops fundraising effort, held Nov. 5-9, officially raised $38,536. Shell Rotella helped the 2018 campaign get off to a good start with a $2,000 donation.