Tag Archives: Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

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.

OOIDA lauds bill aiming to exempt small fleets from ELDs

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Another bill calling for exemptions to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the United States has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is lauding t…

Lowering the CDL age in the U.S. a mistake: OOIDA

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to block efforts to lower the age at which a commercial driver’s license can be obtained. The organization sent a letter to&#…