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.

OOIDA gains victory in legal action against Virginia over hours-of-service citations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association had filed the lawsuit in early 2018 because Virginia was unlawfully writing warnings and citations for violations against the 30-minute break provision of hours-of-service. That provision had been added to regulations in 2015, but Virginia did not adopt it into state law until late 2017.

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 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’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.