“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.

OOIDA asks Congress to ensure transparency in broker transactions

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to Congress today urging immediate action to help truckers know they are being compensated fairly.

Recent protests by truckers in Houston, Hartford, El Paso and other cities have largely focused on concerns that brokers are taking advantage of independent truckers. This has also been a central theme of the demonstrations currently taking place near the White House.

OOIDA thanks FMCSA for protective masks

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association thanks the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for providing free masks to truck drivers delivering goods during the ongoing pandemic response.

OOIDA had sent an urgent letter to the White House several weeks ago, pleading for action to safeguard the supply chain by assuring truck drivers have adequate access to COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment and, if needed, quarantine lodging outside of their trucks.

Truckers make final push for safer, more flexible hours-of-service

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is leading a coalition of dozens of influential trade associations to oppose four burdensome, costly, and unsafe trucking mandates. Today the coalition sent a letter to Congress urging them to reject those proposals as they work on the next surface transportation reauthorization.