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New Bill would put an End to Bad Brokers in the Trucking Industry
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) applauded the introduction of the “Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act,” HR2357, in the U.S. House of Representatives today. “This law would put a stop to a system that allows ruthless brokers and scam artists … Continue reading
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Where is the Outrage – Mexican Trucks are coming to a State Near you
I have written on this subject several times – but where is the outrage? Mexican trucks are coming to the U.S. very soon – quite likely before the end of the month. Calls, and or letters/faxes need to be sent … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking, trucking news Tagged bus drivers, commercial drivers, Electronic Device, Environmental Issues, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, idea, Mexican Trucks, motor, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, number, ooida, pilot program, Regulatory Regime, Roadways, safety and security, security, security concerns, Todd Spencer, transportation dot, Trucking, trucking industry, us trucks 2 Comments
Opening the Border to Mexican Trucks is Irresponsible
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is infuriated on behalf of small-business truckers and professional truck drivers at today’s announcement by the White House to open up U.S. highways to Mexican trucks.. “This is the wrong plan at the wrong … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged border, commercial trucks, do the right thing, environmental standards, fleets, Independent Drivers Association, Mexican, Mexican Trucks, motor carriers, Onus, ooida, Owner, owner operator, professional truck drivers, Regulatory Regime, retaliatory tariffs, safety security, Todd Spencer, trade, Trade Disputes, truck, trucking companies, trucking industry, U.S. Department, Wrong Time Leave a comment
Technology Can’t Detect a Tired Trucker
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) responded to the announcement by U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) about a mandate for EOBRs. They plan to introduce a bill to mandate electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) for interstate commercial … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged burdensome regulation, Business Competition, Duty Time, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, highway, human interaction, Independent Drivers Association, lamar alexander, loading, mandate, Mark Pryor, Monitor Drivers, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, motor carriers, ooida, record keepers, rest periods, safety, Senator Pryor, status, Todd Spencer, trucking companies, Vehicle Operators 1 Comment
When God Made Truck Drivers
Truck drivers seem to always get the short end of the stick. They never get the respect that they all deserve. Truckers are the most regulated and least paid industry. Hardly ever is there anything telling the good that a … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged 48 States, accident, black coffee, blind spots, Cities And Towns, Composure, drunk driver, fellow travelers, highway traffic, Model, motorist assistance, motorists, news, offer, ooida, other vehicles, pair, short end of the stick, Sixth Day, Standard Model, Thickets, time schedules, Traffic Laws, truck 24, Truck Drivers 4 Comments
Historical Ruling on Truckers’ Fourth Amendment Rights
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says a recent ruling by a federal judge is a major historical victory for truckers’ rights. U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank ruled that the Minnesota State Patrol’s inspections to determine fatigue violated truckers’ … Continue reading
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Truckers say EOBR Technology WILL NOT make Highways Safer
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), which represents small business truckers and professional truckers. Today, have responded to the announcement today by the U.S. Department of Transportation proposing a rule to mandate electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) for interstate commercial motor … Continue reading
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What is the Women In Trucking Association? by Ellen Voie
The IRS defines association as “a group of persons banded together for a specific purpose.” The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) separates associations into two groups, trade or professional. According to the ASAE, a trade association is made up … Continue reading
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Truckers for a Cause to Hold Conference Call to Educate Truckers on Commenting to FMCSA
Truckers for a Cause will host an educational conference call on “Do’s and Don’ts of submitting comments to FMCSA” John Hill, former FMCSA Administrator will be joined by Joe Rajkovacz, Director of Regulatory Affairs for OOIDA for a 30 minute … Continue reading
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The Mexican Trucks are coming! The Mexican Trucks are coming!
While this is not completely true the Secretary of Transportation did release a “Concept Document” that it alleges will serve as a starting point for renewed negotiations with Mexico regarding a potential future cross-border trucking program. The renewing of the … Continue reading
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