Congress again fails to address truck parking crisis

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association issued the following response today regarding the passage of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package by the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which failed to provide funding for truck parking projects.

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.

OOIDA supports extension of FAST Act

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act from 2015 was scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2020. The Association joined more than 80 other organizations last month encouraging Congress to pass a one-year bill to maintain funding and stability as the U.S. continues to struggle with the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

OOIDA to Senators: Congress Contributes to Dysfunction in Trucking

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 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.

New hours rules mean smarter, safer choices for truckers

A common sense approach has finally been proposed by the federal government regarding how long truck drivers work and drive. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association thanks the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for listening to truck drivers’ concerns and including provisions that make it easier for them to avoid heavy traffic, bad weather and other less than ideal situations.

Another attack on small-business truckers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association adamantly opposes recently introduced legislation that would drastically increase insurance costs for our nation’s small-business truckers.  According to OOIDA, H.R. 3781, the INSURANCE Act, would effectively put countless small-business truckers out of business.  OOIDA is the largest association representing the interests of small-business truckers with more than 160,000 members nationwide.