OOIDA hosts 45th anniversary at GBATS

he Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will host its 45th anniversary at the Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo. September 27-29, 2018.  OOIDA and 4 State Trucks have partnered to present the tenth annual GBATS which will include a listening session co-hosted with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.OOIDA leadership will host two open house meetings, Friday 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday 1-3 p.m.

OOIDA’s petition spurs HOS reform

A petition by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association played a key role in the government launching an effort to revise hours-of-service regulations. OOIDA looks forward to working with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to safely and responsibly update those standards.The Association’s petition, which was filed in February of this year, was referred to in today’s announcement by FMCSA to revise the hours-of-service regulations.

OOIDA looks forward to hours-of-service improvements

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports government efforts to modernize hours-of-service regulations and looks forward to an anticipated Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.The Association’s members have often pointed out to their representatives in Washington DC that current regulations are overly complex, provide no flexibility, and in no way reflect the physical capabilities or limitations of individual drivers. 

Truckers support bill to improve hours-of-service regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization exclusively representing professional and small-business truckers, supports legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) to modernize hours-of-service regulations.The Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers, or REST Act, H.R.5417, would allow drivers to take one rest break per shift, for up to three consecutive hours. This single off-duty period would not be counted toward the driver’s 14-hour, on-duty allowance. The bill would not extend the total, allowable drive time limits.

OOIDA thanks Rep. Brian Babin for supporting small business truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association presented an award to U.S. Rep. Brian Babin for his exceptional and long-term support of professional and small-business truckers.“We thank Congressmen Babin for recognizing that small-business truckers are vital to the economy and safety of our highways and for his tireless support for their causes,” said Todd Spencer, acting president and CEO.  

Truckers thank Congress for supporting exemption to electronic logging mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, thanks U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) and Steve King (R-IA-04), along with 23 other members of Congress, for a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking them to support the pending application for an exemption from the electronic logging device, ELD, mandate for small trucking businesses with exemplary safety records.

Small-business truckers request exemption from ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has submitted an exemption request to a federal regulation requiring trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices.“Small-business truckers that have already proven their ability to operate safely should not be subject to purchasing costly, unproven and uncertified devices,” said Todd Spencer, executive vice president of OOIDA.“