The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, a national association that represents small-business truckers, says that concerns about a driver shortage are largely myth and actually more about high turnover in one sector of the industry.They have signed a letter along with other industry stakeholders in opposition to proposals to lower the age requirement for obtaining an interstate commercial drivers license. OOIDA also points to these statistics to support the fact there are plenty of drivers for any future supply needed.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports efforts to combat human trafficking but opposes the recently proposed S. 1532 legislation, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act.The bill, introduced by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., would disqualify individuals from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for their lifetime if they used a CMV to commit a felony involving human trafficking. The Association says the bill unfairly singles out truckers.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition for review challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on medical examiner’s certification integration saying that the agency bypassed the rulemaking process by adding an appendix on sleep apnea.