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Executive Summary of 2013 HOS Survey

  Background In December 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced proposed changes to the 2003 hours-of-service regulation. After 18 months, on July 1, 2013, the Agency promulgated the new HOS rule changes, which were designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue. According to FMCSA’s final rule,1 … Continued


In order to fight for the rights of truckers through research and education, the OOIDA Foundation often assists other industry stakeholders in their studies. Below are current, ongoing surveys that the Foundation has decided to assist in as most researchers do not have access to owner-operators or professional drivers. These surveys provide an opportunity for … Continued

Executive Summary of TWIC Survey

Background In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security was established, and along with it, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was formed to work with airport operators to strengthen access controls to secure areas.  TSA was also called to consider using biometric access control systems to verify the … Continued

Certified Medical Examiner Survey

As of May 21, 2014, all commercial vehicle drivers are now required to go to a Certified Medical Examiner (CME) when either receiving or renewing their Medical Certificate.  According to FMCSA, the objective for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is to: Ensure that CMEs fully understand the medical standards in the Federal Motor … Continued