OOIDA HQ Want to become an owner-operator?

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 driver to an owner-operator, or simply help with the desire to have a more successful trucking business.

OOIDA HQ Truckers push FMCSA to end evasion of broker transparency regs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has long pushed for greater transparency and better enforcement of existing regulations.  Earlier today, OOIDA filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urging immediate action on key issues to improve broker transparency.

Red Truck and Trailer at Dock Lumping Regulations

LOADING AND UNLOADING MOTOR VEHICLES TITLE 49 UNITED STATES CODE (49 U.S.C. §§ 14103 (a) and 14103 (b) Effective July 1, 1980 The Motor Carrier Act of 1980, Section 15, “addresses the problem that some motor carriers and owner-operators have had with being coerced by so-called ‘lumpers’ into paying to have their trucks loaded and … Continued

Owner Operators-A Guide for Working with Brokers

Helpful tools to assist you in your day-to-day business dealings with Brokers! It is important to always remember that there are valuable resources available to assist you in choosing legitimate brokers to do business with. For instance you can check the status of a broker’s authority on the FMCSA website http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov . If you do … Continued