OOIDA Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Expand Truck Parking December 1, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) today announced its strong support for the bipartisan Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ), to dramatically increase designated parking for commercial trucks. Continue Reading
OOIDA calls “Trackers on Truckers” Orwellian Big Brother control and invasion of privacy November 23, 2022 Comments regarding controversial proposal that would require commercial motor vehicles to be equipped with unique electronic identification (UEI) technology, which would further implement “trackers on truckers. Continue Reading
Truckers for Troops® 16th annual campaign to launch during Veterans Day week November 2, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is getting ready to launch its annual Truckers for Troops® care package campaign. Continue Reading
OOIDA Announces Growth of Communications Team October 25, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announces the addition of George O'Connor to its Washington, DC office as Director of Communications. He will share responsibility in advancing the Association’s government affairs agenda and growing the organization’s communications reach on behalf of OOIDA members. Continue Reading
Want to become an owner-operator? September 27, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has noticed that for a variety of reasons, many small trucking businesses tend to fail within the first year of operating. The OOIDA Foundation, which is the educational and research affiliate of OOIDA, wants to help navigate those going through the change from a company… Continue Reading
Bipartisan truck parking bill passes House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee July 20, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which has worked for years to address the national truck parking shortage, heralded the advancement of H.R. 2187, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, through the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Continue Reading
OOIDA response to FMCSA Administrator nomination hearing June 8, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association issued this response to today’s Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Robin Hutcheson. Continue Reading
OOIDA Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients June 1, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the recipients of this year’s Mary Johnston Scholarship. Since 1998, the fund has awarded nearly $400,000 to students who are the children, grandchildren or legal dependents of OOIDA members. Continue Reading
Speed limiters on trucks would increase highway crashes April 29, 2022 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association criticized an announcement from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about proceeding with a controversial speed limiter rulemaking. Continue Reading
OOIDA applauds bipartisan legislation to reverse outdated law that denies truckers overtime pay April 14, 2022 For decades, truckers have been exempted from guaranteed overtime pay, devaluing their work and contributing to supply chain delays Continue Reading

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