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.

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.

OOIDA looks forward to working with New DOT secretary

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Senate approved Secretary Chao today by an overwhelming 93-6 vote. The Association looks forward to working with Secretary Chao on a wide variety of issues affecting professional truck drivers.

Small-business truckers thank Congress for HOS fix

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and its members applaud the U.S. Congress for including a permanent fix to hours-of-service restart provision in the Continuing Resolution bill.The provision preserves a key component of federal hours-of-service regulations regarding the 34-hour restart. Absent this legislative fix, the 34-hour restart was in danger of being completely eliminated due to a drafting error in previously passed legislation. The restart provides drivers more flexibility and greater control of scheduling, which improves safety for all highway users.

Truckers ask transition team for stay of pending regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to vice-president elect Mike Pence asking that the transition team for the incoming administration consider a stay of pending regulations that unjustly jeopardize small-business truckers.OOIDA said in the letter that for too long the U.S. government has failed to understand the value of a trucking industry made up mostly of small businesses and single truck enterprises.

Small-business truckers encouraged by THUD bill

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and its members are encouraged about passage of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies for supporting small-business truckers in its annual FY 2017 (THUD) bill.