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
OOIDA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients June 8, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the recipients of this year’s Mary Johnston Scholarship. Since 1998, the fund has awarded more than $350 thousand to students who are the children, grandchildren or legal dependents of OOIDA members. Continue Reading
OOIDA Opposes House Highway Bill June 5, 2021 U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, today released his highway bill proposal which includes an unnecessary increase in minimum liability insurance for motor carriers that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says is a poison pill. Continue Reading
OOIDA: Senate highway bill ignores truck parking crisis May 25, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded to the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s recently unveiled highway bill proposal with disappointment that it fails to address the need for truck parking - a top safety concern for millions of professional truck drivers. Continue Reading
OOIDA commends House Republicans for rejecting unnecessary insurance increase on truckers May 20, 2021 Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association commended Republican members of the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure for flatly rejecting proposals to increase motor carriers’ minimum liability insurance requirements in their 2021 highway bill proposal, the STARTER Act 2.0. Continue Reading
OOIDA disappointed in withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule May 5, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association expressed disappointment that the Department of Labor (DOL) will withdraw a rule that would have provided owner-operators additional certainty about their worker classification status. Continue Reading
Industry Coalition Tells Blue Dogs, Problem Solvers, to reject unnecessary insurance increases May 5, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, along with a coalition of more than 60 organizations, representing the trucking, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, materials and towing industries, sent letters to members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Blue Dog Coalition and Problem Solvers Caucus. Continue Reading
Truckers tell House T&I to drop anti-trucking provisions in new highway bill April 26, 2021 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said in a letter to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that if last year’s proposed highway bill is a template for the upcoming version, the organization will again adamantly oppose it. Continue Reading