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.

OOIDA calls for HOS reform with flexibility, safety as top priorities

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed comments to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Hours-of-Service regulations.An ANPRM published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asked for input from the trucking community about updating regulations to alleviate unnecessary burdens and improve safety.

OOIDA hosts 45th anniversary at GBATS

he Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will host its 45th anniversary at the Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo. September 27-29, 2018.  OOIDA and 4 State Trucks have partnered to present the tenth annual GBATS which will include a listening session co-hosted with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.OOIDA leadership will host two open house meetings, Friday 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday 1-3 p.m.

OOIDA applauds FMCSA for recognizing that truck drivers with diabetes can operate safely

For more than a decade, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has encouraged the government to reduce the costly and unnecessary obstacles that prevent safe truck drivers with diabetes to operate in interstate commerce. Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a final rule revising regulations permitting individuals with properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified by a certified medical examiner for up to 12 months.

OOIDA’s petition spurs HOS reform

A petition by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association played a key role in the government launching an effort to revise hours-of-service regulations. OOIDA looks forward to working with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to safely and responsibly update those standards.The Association’s petition, which was filed in February of this year, was referred to in today’s announcement by FMCSA to revise the hours-of-service regulations.

OOIDA looks forward to hours-of-service improvements

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports government efforts to modernize hours-of-service regulations and looks forward to an anticipated Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.The Association’s members have often pointed out to their representatives in Washington DC that current regulations are overly complex, provide no flexibility, and in no way reflect the physical capabilities or limitations of individual drivers. 

Request denied to small-business truckers seeking exemption from ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s exemption request to a federal regulation requiring trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices has been denied. The request was submitted 8 months ago to the agency that regulates motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.