OOIDA HQ OOIDA applauds bipartisan legislation to reverse outdated law that denies truckers overtime pay

For decades, truckers have been exempted from guaranteed overtime pay, devaluing their work
and contributing to supply chain delays

OOIDA HQ Response to White House cross-border vaccine announcement

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded with this statement to the White House’s announcement about the COVID-19 vaccine, essential workers and border crossings.

OOIDA HQ Supply chain dysfunction is nothing new for truckers

Truckers have been working tirelessly to keep the country safe and productive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already been operating around the clock, but are often restricted by factors beyond their control such as excessive detention time and the lack of readily-available, safe parking for their trucks. These problems must finally be addressed if the Administration hopes to implement any significant supply chain solutions. Most of what we are seeing is not a surprise to our members who have been plagued with dysfunction in the supply chain for decades and it’s not realistic to expect the supply chain will suddenly operate efficiently on a 24/7 schedule when drivers aren’t being fully paid for their time.

OOIDA HQ Congress again fails to address truck parking crisis

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association issued the following response today regarding the passage of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package by the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which failed to provide funding for truck parking projects.

OOIDA HQ OOIDA Opposes House Highway Bill

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, today released his highway bill proposal which includes an unnecessary increase in minimum liability insurance for motor carriers that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says is a poison pill.

OOIDA HQ Truckers tell Buttigieg: Prioritize truck parking

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent this letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg imploring the Biden Administration to include dedicated funding for truck parking in the American Jobs Plan infrastructure package. OOIDA has long advocated addressing a severe, national shortage of safe parking for long-haul truck drivers and says it’s time to do more than studies and reports. It’s time to add capacity!

OOIDA HQ OOIDA urges CDC to make COVID-19 vaccines available to truckers

OOIDA sent a letter to the head of the Centers for Disease Control pointing out the sacrifices made by truckers during the length of the pandemic and the need to make the vaccine available at truck stops and rest areas.

OOIDA HQ OOIDA to Congress: Truckers can survive COVID-19 as long as you don’t run them out of business

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will bring a straight forward message to a Congressional hearing tomorrow on behalf of the nation’s truck drivers with regard to surviving COVID-19: Truckers are continuing to struggle under COVID, but their biggest concern is being run out of business by lawmakers in Washington.

OOIDA HQ Thanks for nothing, Congress!

“We’ve heard them praising truckers all year as essential heroes during the pandemic,” said Lewie Pugh, executive vice president. “And now here we are with a spending package that benefits nearly every other sector of transportation except those that have been keeping goods moving this whole time.”

OOIDA HQ OOIDA recognized for public relations efforts

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association received two awards from the Greater Kansas City chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.