The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) today announced its strong support for bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Troy Nehls (R-TX) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) to ensure that truckers have access to restroom facilities when they are picking up or delivering cargo.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which has worked for years to address the national truck parking shortage, applauded the advancement of H.R. 2367, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, through the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association expressed disappointment that the Department of Labor (DOL) will
withdraw a rule that would have provided owner-operators additional certainty about their worker classification status.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will bring a straight forward message to a Congressional hearing tomorrow on behalf of the nation’s truck drivers with regard to surviving COVID-19: Truckers are continuing to struggle under COVID, but their biggest concern is being run out of business by lawmakers in Washington.
“We’ve heard them praising truckers all year as essential heroes during the pandemic,” said Lewie Pugh, executive vice president. “And now here we are with a spending package that benefits nearly every other sector of transportation except those that have been keeping goods moving this whole time.”
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.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked Congress to provide needed economic relief to struggling small-business truckers by way of suspending the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) for one year as part of the next COVID-19 response package.
“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.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will have representation at the FMCSA Trucking Safety Summit. OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh will be a panelist during the first session of the day.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announces that they will present a new, internet-based audio talk show which will begin next month.
The first “Live from Exit 24” will air July 15, 11 a.m. to Noon central and will feature host Mike Matousek, Manager of Government Affairs with special guest host, Lewie Pugh, Executive Vice President of OOIDA.