Truckers for Troops® 14th annual campaign launches during Veterans Day week October 20, 2020 Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association 1 NW OOIDA Drive, Grain Valley, MO  64029 Web Site: www.ooida.com Facebook: OOIDA Facebook Contact: Norita Taylor, norita_taylor@ooida.com Headquarters: (816) 229-5791 For Immediate Release Truckers for Troops® 14th annual campaign launches during Veterans Day week (Grain Valley, Mo., Oct. 20, 2020) – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is getting ready… Continue Reading
OOIDA supports extension of FAST Act October 1, 2020 The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act from 2015 was scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2020. The Association joined more than 80 other organizations last month encouraging Congress to pass a one-year bill to maintain funding and stability as the U.S. continues to struggle with the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading
OOIDA Foundation releases videos explaining new hours-of-service changes September 30, 2020 The OOIDA Foundation, which is the research affiliate of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, created and released a series of free, online videos explaining the recent changes to hours-of-service regulations. Continue Reading
U.S. Senator Steve Daines: Don’t break the backbone of our country! September 8, 2020 A group of U.S. Senators have said that small-business truckers and other industries that rely on trucking cannot bear the financial burden of a policy that could end up in the next transportation reauthorization bill. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association commends U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) for encouraging his colleagues… Continue Reading
U.S. Congressman Sam Graves to be featured on next “Live from Exit 24” August 18, 2020 The next episode of “Live From Exit 24” is scheduled for August 26 and will feature U.S Representative Sam Graves, R-Missouri, 6th District. Graves is the Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the U.S. House of Representatives. Host Mike Matousek, OOIDA’s Manager of Government Affairs, encourages… Continue Reading
OOIDA: USMCA interim rules should be adopted ASAP August 11, 2020 The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a joint message with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters encouraging the U.S. International Trade Commission to adopt interim rules to implement the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. USMCA empowers the Commission to investigate whether the U.S. long-haul trucking industry is materially harmed by… Continue Reading
“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 "Should we say it louder this time?" That is the general sentiment expressed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as they prepare for the FMCSA Trucking Safety Summit. OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh will be a panelist during the first session of the day and plans to re-emphasize common… 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

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