Truckers succeed in getting arbitrary increase in insurance minimums taken off the regulatory table

Small-business truckers have succeeded in getting a potentially devastating proposed regulation withdrawn by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and its members had vehemently opposed a proposed rulemaking to arbitrarily increase insurance minimums for commercial motor carriers. In 2014, the FMCSA proposed increasing federally mandated levels of insurance coverage for property and passenger motor carriers from $750,000 to $4 million.

Director of Government Affairs Appointed at OOIDA

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, appointed Mike Matousek as Director of Government Affairs.  

Director of Legislative Affairs joins OOIDA

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association welcomes Collin Long to the Washington DC office as Director of Legislative Affairs.  He will share responsibility in advancing the Association’s government affairs agenda on behalf of OOIDA members.He is originally from Allentown, Penn. and graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in international relations.   

OOIDA seeks an end to overly inflated tow bills in West Virginia

A national truckers association wants West Virginia to enact legislation that would bring reform to how the Public Service Commission handles non-consensual towing and complaints. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports a bill introduced by Delegate Scott Cadle that will better protect truck drivers, and other motorists, from overly inflated towing bills in the state.