OOIDA HQ Truckers thank Congress for supporting exemption to electronic logging mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, thanks U.S. Reps. Brian Babin (R-TX-36) and Steve King (R-IA-04), along with 23 other members of Congress, for a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking them to support the pending application for an exemption from the electronic logging device, ELD, mandate for small trucking businesses with exemplary safety records.

OOIDA HQ Small-business truckers request exemption from ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has submitted an exemption request to a federal regulation requiring trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices.“Small-business truckers that have already proven their ability to operate safely should not be subject to purchasing costly, unproven and uncertified devices,” said Todd Spencer, executive vice president of OOIDA.“

OOIDA HQ Small-business truckers congratulate new SBA administrator

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is looking forward to working with Linda McMahon as the newly appointed leader of the Small Business Administration.The U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment with a vote of 81-19 and she is expected to be sworn in today.