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  • OOIDA to celebrate 45th anniversary

    September 24, 2018 4:33PM by Truck News

    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year at the Guilty by Association Truck Show Sept. 27-29. The show will be held in Joplin, Mo., and will feature an hours-of-service listening session

  • FMCSA seeking comment on proposed HOS changes in the U.S.

    August 22, 2018 11:28AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Hours of service (HOS) rules might be changing to add more flexibility says Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) administrator Ray Martinez. The FMCSA put out an advanced notice of proposed rule making and opened a 30-day comment

  • OOIDA ELD exemption request denied

    July 4, 2018 4:14PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Small-business truckers will continue to be subject to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. after an exemption request was denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

  • FMCSA needs to do better on resolving medical conflicts: OOIDA

    June 29, 2018 5:03PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is criticizing the process for drivers seeking to resolve conflicts with their medical certifications. OOIDA submitted their concerns to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through public comments regarding

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

  • OOIDA lauds bill aiming to exempt small fleets from ELDs

    May 25, 2018 1:33PM by Truck News

    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 the two congressman

  • 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

  • U.S. lawmakers call for flexibility to HOS rules

    May 24, 2018 10:45AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty United States Senators have penned a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging them to explore flexible alternative to the current hours of service (HoS) regulations in that country. Addressed to administrator Raymond

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

    May 2, 2018 5:01PM by Truck News

    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

  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • 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

  • OOIDA continues to push for delay to ELD mandate

    November 1, 2017 7:35AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – A growing list of organizations requesting exemptions and delays to the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is proof the impending regulation is flawed, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). It says 12 organizations

  • OOIDA supports Trump’s call for fewer regs

    October 6, 2017 8:20AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says it supports the Donald Trump administration’s push to reduce regulations. “We agree with the White House’s statement that burdensome regulations have an immense impact on small businesses,” said Todd

  • Proposed legislation could delay U.S. e-log mandate

    July 19, 2017 10:30AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Opponents to impending legislation that will require the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) to monitor driver hours-of-service in the U.S. are lauding a legislative push to delay the rule for two years. U.S. Rep. Brian Babin