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

Todd Spencer to chair truck driver panel

Todd Spencer, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, will lead a panel established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This newly created panel will be comprised of truck drivers that will provide input and feedback to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

OOIDA statement on nomination of Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary

We don’t know much about Mayor Buttigieg’s national transportation policy priorities, but we intend to find out. We’re always willing to work with anyone that has an open mind on real issues that impact our nation’s truck drivers, and I think we’ll learn more about his transportation interests as he goes through the Senate confirmation process.

OOIDA’s Todd Spencer seeks top spot at FMCSA

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s president and CEO, Todd Spencer, formally notified President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team that he is interested in serving as the next Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

“Live From Exit 24” to feature FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked Congress to provide needed economic relief to struggling small-business truckers by way of suspending the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for one year as part of the next COVID-19 response package.

OOIDA: We had it right back then and we still do today!

“Should we say it louder this time?” That is the general sentiment expressed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as they prepare for the FMCSA Trucking Safety Summit.

OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh will be a panelist during the first session of the day and plans to re-emphasize common sense recommendations that truck drivers have shared many times before.

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.