Supply chain dysfunction is nothing new for truckers

Truckers have been working tirelessly to keep the country safe and productive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already been operating around the clock, but are often restricted by factors beyond their control such as excessive detention time and the lack of readily-available, safe parking for their trucks. These problems must finally be addressed if the Administration hopes to implement any significant supply chain solutions. Most of what we are seeing is not a surprise to our members who have been plagued with dysfunction in the supply chain for decades and it’s not realistic to expect the supply chain will suddenly operate efficiently on a 24/7 schedule when drivers aren’t being fully paid for their time.

Congress again fails to address truck parking crisis

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association issued the following response today regarding the passage of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package by the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, which failed to provide funding for truck parking projects.

T&I Dems choose trial lawyers over truckers

At 5 am eastern this morning, when many truckers were either starting their day or still asleep in their cabs, the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed a highly partisan highway bill, H.R. 3284, the INVEST in America Act.

OOIDA: Senate highway bill ignores truck parking crisis

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded to the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s recently unveiled highway bill proposal with disappointment that it fails to address the need for truck parking – a top safety concern for millions of professional truck drivers.

Todd Spencer to chair truck driver panel

Todd Spencer, president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, will lead a panel established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This newly created panel will be comprised of truck drivers that will provide input and feedback to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

OOIDA statement on nomination of Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary

We don’t know much about Mayor Buttigieg’s national transportation policy priorities, but we intend to find out. We’re always willing to work with anyone that has an open mind on real issues that impact our nation’s truck drivers, and I think we’ll learn more about his transportation interests as he goes through the Senate confirmation process.