Truck News


  • ATA, OOIDA at odds over young driver pilot program

    May 15, 2019 8:17AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding a new pilot program that will allow non-military young drivers to drive commercial trucks in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial

  • OOIDA opposes size and weight increases

    February 28, 2019 8:00AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), along with a coalition of other organizations, has penned a letter to U.S. Congress opposing increases to commercial vehicle sizes and weights. “Heavier trucks put additional stress on our already

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner, Western Star offer OOIDA rebates

    May 25, 2018 6:48AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) are eligible for rebates on qualifying new Western Star and Freightliner truck models. Qualifying used trucks at SelecTrucks Centers are also eligible. Customers must be OOIDA members for 90

  • OOIDA leader passes away

    January 9, 2018 6:22AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Jim Johnston, president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Johnston led the U.S.-based OOIDA since 1974. “The trucking industry has lost a visionary and

  • Lou Gets An Earful for ELD Support

    February 25, 2016 10:05AM by Brad Ling

    Editorial director Lou Smyrlis pens a controversial column and gets more than a few angry retorts from readers.