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.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, a national organization that represents small-business truckers, welcomed President Donald Trump’s comments on investing in U.S. infrastructure during tonight’s address before a Joint Session of Congress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.