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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition on March 23 for a rehearing in a lawsuit against excessive and discriminatory truck tolls in Indiana. An opinion was issued from the Federal District Court in Indianapolis March 9 that the tolls are not subject to Commerce Clause restrictions as argued by the Association. The post Truckers petition for rehearing against Indiana’s excessive and discriminatory tolls appeared first on OOIDA.
Finding a safe place to park is something most people take for granted, but it’s a daily struggle for hundreds of thousands of long-haul truckers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds the bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives that has shown they understand the challenges truckers face by introducing H.R. The post A safe place to park and rest: Truckers applaud bipartisan bill to relieve severe truck parking shortage appeared first on OOIDA.
OOIDA sent a letter to the head of the Centers for Disease Control pointing out the sacrifices made by truckers during the length of the pandemic and the need to make the vaccine available at truck stops and rest areas. The post OOIDA urges CDC to make COVID-19 vaccines available to truckers appeared first on OOIDA.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, telling them to reject failed speed limiter proposals that have been resurrected by the American Trucking Associations in coordination with Road Safe America. The post OOIDA rejects ATA’s call for speed limiter mandate appeared first on OOIDA.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will bring a straight forward message to a Congressional hearing tomorrow on behalf of the nation’s truck drivers with regard to surviving COVID-19: Truckers are continuing to struggle under COVID, but their biggest concern is being run out of business by lawmakers in Washington. The post OOIDA to Congress: Truckers can survive COVID-19 as long as you don’t run them out of business appeared first on OOIDA.