OOIDA rejects ATA’s call for speed limiter mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, telling them to reject failed speed limiter proposals that have been resurrected by the American Trucking Associations in coordination with Road Safe America.

FMCSA Clearinghouse Info

What is the FMCSA Clearinghouse? What is the benefit? Prior to the clearinghouse the only way for a motor carrier to check on the driver’s drug and alcohol violations was to send a request over to the previous motor carrier. This created a loophole for dishonest drivers with violations. This allowed the driver to not … Continued

OOIDA requests safer, more flexible HOS for truck drivers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to amend the existing federal hours-of-service regulations. “We think it’s time to seriously address the issue of lack of options available for truck drivers whose schedules are at the mercy of shippers, receivers, weather, congestion, and other obstacles, to operate safely,” said Todd Spencer, acting president and CEO of OOIDA.

OOIDA looks forward to working with New DOT secretary

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Senate approved Secretary Chao today by an overwhelming 93-6 vote. The Association looks forward to working with Secretary Chao on a wide variety of issues affecting professional truck drivers.

Senate Transportation Committee approves Elaine Chao as DOT secretary nominee

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is looking forward to working with Elaine Chao once she is confirmed as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation endorsed Elaine Chao by a unanimous voice vote today.  The nomination now moves to a vote on the Senate floor before Chao is officially confirmed as Secretary, which could come later this week.