OOIDA legislative and regulatory issues are discussed and approved at every directors meeting. Below is the agenda for 2015. You can stay up to date on call to action items at this link, Fighting for Truckers
The legislative items on the agenda for 2015.
- Pursue solutions to safety, work loss and homeland security concerns caused by the influx of foreign drivers on America’s highways; Ensure the enforcement of federal cabotage laws
- Pursue initiatives that will effectively increase highway safety; Oppose unfounded and anticompetitive measures that are falsely promoted as safety initiatives such as mandatory speed limiting devices for commercial motor vehicles and federally required electronic onboard recorders
- Pursue solutions to maintain a safe and efficient national highway system through equitable and cost-efficient highway funding; Oppose the privatization of existing public transportation infrastructure
- Pursue solutions to loading/unloading problems, coerced lumping and excessive detention time
- Promote mandatory driver education and training for all entry-level truck drivers; promote the implementation of graduated CDLs. Pursue increased standards for driver training and facilities and driver trainers to help promote safe, experienced, and qualified drivers.
- Promote Hours-of-Service rules that reduce driver fatigue, provide for efficient vehicle operation and ensure compliance by all stakeholders
- Ensure federal and state authorities enforce and codify regulations that protect the economic vitality of small businesses in the trucking industry
- Establish full transparency in trucking-related transactions; Promote the full pass through of fuel surcharges to individuals bearing fuel costs
- Expand the number of safe and secure places for trucks to park as an important part of highway safety.
- Increase broker registration oversight and surety bond requirements; Expand the enforcement of existing laws governing freight brokers
- Remove truck drivers' exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for overtime pay and promote hourly compensation for employee drivers.
- Pursue objectives that remind lawmakers that drivers have rights and deserve a safe, humane, and equitable work environment.