OOIDA extends thanks to Congress for support for glider kits

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association thanked several members of Congress for a letter sent on Oct. 10 to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting relief for the glider industry by way of an extended compliance date for certain regulations.U.S. Representative Bill Posey of Florida and other members of Congress signed the letter asking to extend the compliance date of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards as they relate to glider vehicles and engines.

OOIDA provides input to Senate hearing on EPA oversight

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association provided comments on behalf of the interests of small-business truckers to a hearing today held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight entitled “Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Implementation of Sound and Transparent Science in Regulation.”

OOIDA testifies at subcommittee hearing on glider regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association represented the interests of small-business truckers at a joint hearing today with the Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Environment Hearing – Examining the Underlying Science and Impacts of Glider Truck Regulations.The hearing was held to discuss the effects that glider vehicle regulations have on truckers.

Truckers support EPA’s plan to repeal glider kit requirements

A national trucking association sent a letter of support to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reconsider emission requirements for glider kits.The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents 160,000 members, supports a proposed repeal of the Phase 2 emissions standards for glider kits. The repeal is based on a proposed interpretation of the Clean Air Act under which glider vehicles would be found not to constitute “new motor vehicles,” glider engines would be found not to constitute “new motor vehicles,” and glider kits would not be treated as “incomplete” new motor vehicles.