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.

Truckers oppose efforts to lower age for CDL holders

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the largest national association representing professional and small-business truckers, opposes a proposal to launch a pilot program allowing drivers under 21 to participate in interstate commerce.

OOIDA thanks FMCSA for including trucker’s concerns

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association thanks the federal government for taking into consideration its concerns regarding hours-of-service regulations for a newly announced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The announcement was made today by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

OOIDA supports bills to provide relief from ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson (MN) and Greg Gianforte (MT) that would provide targeted relief from the electronic logging device mandate to small-business and agriculture haulers.

OOIDA responds to FMCSA preemption of California meal and rest break laws

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is concerned about a recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to preempt meal and rest break laws in California.The FMCSA granted a petition that, effective immediately, preempts California state laws that deal with meal and rest breaks for truck drivers. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) submitted the petition last year requesting federal preemption, citing numerous issues such as conflicts with the federal hours-of-service regulations.