Truckers association pushes back against driver shortage claims amid supply chain challenges November 18, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents professional and small-business truckers, issued a response to the constant claims of a truck driver shortage as the U.S. struggles to resolve supply chain issues.  Continue Reading
Truckers for Troops® 15th annual campaign launches during Veterans Day week November 2, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is getting ready to launch its annual Truckers for Troops® care package campaign. This year’s event is scheduled for the week of Nov. 8-15, 2021, which is the same week as Veterans Day. Continue Reading
Trucking Industry Giants Inducted into Hall of Fame for their Big Impact on Industry October 28, 2021 American Truck Historical Society members and guests gathered for the official opening and induction ceremony of the American Trucking and Industry Hall of Fame and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American Truck Historical Society at its home office in Kansas City, Missouri. Continue Reading
Supply chain dysfunction is nothing new for truckers October 13, 2021 Truckers have been working tirelessly to keep the country safe and productive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already been operating around the clock, but are often restricted by factors beyond their control such as excessive detention time and the lack of readily-available, safe parking for their trucks. These problems… Continue Reading
Congress again fails to address truck parking crisis September 15, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association issued the following response today regarding the passage of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package by the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which failed to provide funding for truck parking projects. Continue Reading
Want to become an owner-operator? July 15, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will offer a free preview of its online series of classes to help those interested in starting a small trucking business. The “Cost of Operations” is one of the most popular topics and will be featured as a one-hour webinar on July 20 at 7… Continue Reading
Policies in House highway bill passed today favor trial lawyers over truckers July 1, 2021 The U.S. Senate’s Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee’s bipartisan highway bill is not nearly as disappointing as the bill passed last week by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Continue Reading
OOIDA: Bipartisan Senate highway bill not too shabby compared to House version June 16, 2021 The U.S. Senate’s Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee’s bipartisan highway bill is not nearly as disappointing as the bill passed last week by the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Continue Reading
T&I Dems choose trial lawyers over truckers June 10, 2021 At 5 am eastern this morning, when many truckers were either starting their day or still asleep in their cabs, the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed a highly partisan highway bill, H.R. 3284, the INVEST in America Act. Continue Reading
OOIDA supports continued challenge to AB5 June 9, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said in an amicus brief that the California AB5 legislation will cause immediate and irreparable harm to thousands of truckers. The brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit in support of the California Trucking Association’s petition for a rehearing… Continue Reading

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