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  • 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

  • OOIDA not giving up on e-log challenge

    April 17, 2017 6:50AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is taking its challenge against the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate to the Supreme Court. The organization, which represents small business truckers, appealed a court ruling handed down by

  • OOIDA calls on Trump to ditch bad trucking regs

    March 27, 2017 7:49AM by Truck News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is encouraging the Trump administration to “knock out bad regs.” The organization, representing small business truckers, launched its campaign at the Mid-America Trucking Show. It’s encouraging members to push back against

  • OOIDA files petition for review over sleep apnea appendix

    November 14, 2016 5:50PM by Truck West

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – A petition for review has been filed challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration, claiming the rulemaking process was bypassed by adding an appendix on sleep apnea. The

  • OOIDA states its case against the mandatory use of ELDs

    March 31, 2016 8:40AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — A US mandate requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) does not advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates fourth amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. That was the argument behind the Owner-Operator

  • OOIDA suing feds over electronic logging device mandate

    December 15, 2015 5:47PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is suing the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) over its new regulation mandating the use of electronic logging devices. “This rule has the potential to have the single largest, most

  • U.S. trucking associations pleased with long-term highway bill; urge president to pass into law

    December 2, 2015 11:01AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Both the American Trucking Association (ATA) and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) applauded the approval of a new long-term highway bill Dec. 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. “Today’s announcement that House and Senate

  • News Equipment

    OOIDA members qualify for $1,000 off new Peterbilt trucks

    April 9, 2015 7:22AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) are being offered a $1,000 cash rebate on the purchase of a qualifying Peterbilt truck. Three trucks qualify for the rebate: the Model 579 with 72-, 78- or 80-inch

  • News Equipment

    Mack offers incentive for OOIDA members

    October 24, 2014 9:11AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) qualify for a $1,500 Mack Trucks loyalty reward card when purchasing a new Mack truck between now and Dec. 31, 2015. The offer is good on qualifying truck purchases

  • Focus on driver training rather than technology, regulations: OOIDA

    June 16, 2014 2:54PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says current discussions about safety technologies and revisions to hours-of-service rules ignore the need for better training standards for entry-level drivers. “Instead of relying on technology and making misguided, hours-of-service