OOIDA Press Releases

  • T&I Dems choose trial lawyers over truckers

    Press Release – OOIDA

    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. The post T&I Dems choose trial lawyers over truckers appeared first on OOIDA.

  • OOIDA Opposes House Highway Bill

    Press Release – OOIDA

    U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, today released his highway bill proposal which includes an unnecessary increase in minimum liability insurance for motor carriers that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says is a poison pill. The post OOIDA Opposes House Highway Bill appeared first on OOIDA.

  • OOIDA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

    Press Release – OOIDA

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the recipients of this year’s Mary Johnston Scholarship. Since 1998, the fund has awarded more than $350 thousand to students who are the children, grandchildren or legal dependents of OOIDA members. The post OOIDA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients appeared first on OOIDA.

  • OOIDA: Senate highway bill ignores truck parking crisis

    Press Release – OOIDA

    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. The post OOIDA: Senate highway bill ignores truck parking crisis appeared first on OOIDA.

  • OOIDA commends House Republicans for rejecting unnecessary insurance increase on truckers

    Press Release – OOIDA

    Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association commended Republican members of the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure for flatly rejecting proposals to increase motor carriers’ minimum liability insurance requirements in their 2021 highway bill proposal, the STARTER Act 2.0. The post OOIDA commends House Republicans for rejecting unnecessary insurance increase on truckers appeared first on OOIDA.

  • Industry Coalition Tells Blue Dogs, Problem Solvers, to reject unnecessary insurance increases

    Press Release – OOIDA

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, along with a coalition of more than 60 organizations, representing the trucking, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, materials and towing industries, sent letters to members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Blue Dog Coalition and Problem Solvers Caucus. The post Industry Coalition Tells Blue Dogs, Problem Solvers, to reject unnecessary insurance increases appeared first on OOIDA.

  • OOIDA disappointed in withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule

    Press Release – OOIDA

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association expressed disappointment that the Department of Labor (DOL) will withdraw a rule that would have provided owner-operators additional certainty about their worker classification status. The post OOIDA disappointed in withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule appeared first on OOIDA.

  • Truckers tell House T&I to drop anti-trucking provisions in new highway bill

    Press Release – OOIDA

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said in a letter to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that if last year’s proposed highway bill is a template for the upcoming version, the organization will again adamantly oppose it. The post Truckers tell House T&I to drop anti-trucking provisions in new highway bill appeared first on OOIDA.

  • Truckers tell Buttigieg: Prioritize truck parking

    Press Release – OOIDA

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent this letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg imploring the Biden Administration to include dedicated funding for truck parking in the American Jobs Plan infrastructure package. OOIDA has long advocated addressing a severe, national shortage of safe parking for long-haul truck drivers and says it’s time to do more than studies and reports. It’s time to add capacity! The post Truckers tell Buttigieg: Prioritize truck parking appeared first on OOIDA.

  • Truckers warn government about autonomous trucks and lack of maker transparency

    Press Release – OOIDA

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed comments warning federal transportation agencies that a lack of transparency not only violates their own mission statements but is also dangerous for all of the motoring public when it comes to efforts to integrate autonomous or Automated Driving Systems into trucking. The post Truckers warn government about autonomous trucks and lack of maker transparency appeared first on OOIDA.

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