Tagged: OOIDA

Even without a pandemic, U.S. trucking was looking at a tough time this year. When the year began, the industry was coming off a challenging 2019, when overcapacity and weak pricing forced at least 795 trucking companies to close. It’s important to note that a great many small carriers close every year. That’s because a disproportionate number of them are lightly funded, one-person operations. Still, closings last year were inordinately high, according to industry studies. 0

Support Grows For Younger Drivers

A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who are under 21 to cross state lines…

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Freight Brokers Drawing Scrutiny

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wrote to Congress in May asking for intervention to make sure that freight brokers are paying truck drivers fairly. For several weeks, truckers across the country have been demonstrating

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White House Honors Truck Drivers

Last month the White House honored truck drivers who continue to serve during the pandemic, calling them the “lifeblood of our economy.’’ “In the war against the virus, American truckers are the foot soldiers who…

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Federal Relief Available For Trucking

With many small businesses across the country uncertain of how the COVID-19 outbreak will temporarily, or permanently, affect their bottom lines, the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act may offer…

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FMCSA Relaxes License Upgrades

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is making it easier and less expensive for truck drivers to upgrade their commercial driver’s license from a Class B to Class A through a change to its…

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Truck Drivers Protest Indiana Toll Hike

Calling the plan to implement a 35-percent truck only toll increase in Indiana “ill-advised, burdensome and discriminatory,” Todd Spencer, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, asked Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to pump the brakes…

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Driver group seeks ELD delay

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in August asking it to delay the implementation of the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate that goes...

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