“Live From Exit 24” to feature FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo August 6, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked Congress to provide needed economic relief to struggling small-business truckers by way of suspending the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for one year as part of the next COVID-19 response package. Continue Reading
OOIDA: We had it right back then and we still do today! August 4, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked Congress to provide needed economic relief to struggling small-business truckers by way of suspending the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for one year as part of the next COVID-19 response package. Continue Reading
OOIDA pushes Congress to waive HVUT in next COVID-19 relief package July 30, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked Congress to provide needed economic relief to struggling small-business truckers by way of suspending the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for one year as part of the next COVID-19 response package. Continue Reading
Industry tells Congress “No” on insurance increase July 29, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association led a coalition of more than 60 trade associations in voicing opposition against any increase of federally-mandated insurance minimums for motor carriers. The coalition sent a letter to Senate transportation leadership contending that higher insurance levels would do nothing to improve highway safety and would… Continue Reading
Want to improve highway safety? Listen to the real highway safety experts! July 23, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will have representation at the FMCSA Trucking Safety Summit. OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh will be a panelist during the first session of the day. Continue Reading
OOIDA Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients July 10, 2020 Briana Jimenez is the stepdaughter of member Edgar Escalera of Omaha, NE. Briana will graduate from Millard West High School in May. She received an acceptance letter from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she intends to major in pre-medicine. Kincaid Johnson is the stepdaughter of member Phillip Ward… Continue Reading
Truckers welcome beginning of USMCA agreement July 1, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement which enters into force today. This newly ratified trilateral trade agreement replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Continue Reading
OOIDA to launch “Live from Exit 24” June 30, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announces that they will present a new, internet-based audio talk show which will begin next month. The first “Live from Exit 24” will air July 15, 11 a.m. to Noon central and will feature host Mike Matousek, Manager of Government Affairs with special guest host,… Continue Reading
Bridge near OOIDA headquarters named after Jim Johnston June 23, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced that the bridge at I-70 and Grain Valley exit 24 will be dedicated to OOIDA’s late president, Jim Johnston. “He was an outspoken champion for the rights of all professional truck drivers,” said Todd Spencer, President and CEO of OOIDA. “This is a fitting… Continue Reading
OOIDA optimistic by release of House Highway Bill June 4, 2020 Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today released his much-anticipated highway bill proposal, starting the House’s long process of developing its version of the next surface transportation reauthorization. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports provisions in the bill including increased funding for highway construction, $250 million for… Continue Reading

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