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  1. Maria

    OOIDA leadership addresses ELD delay amendment defeat

    Following a House of Representatives Wednesday night vote that eliminated one of the efforts to delay the upcoming mandate, countless truckers were upset, looking for answers and direction as to where to turn next. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has been battling against...
  2. Maria

    OOIDA members cope with the impact of the storm

    All Narcisco Aleman Jr., can do is wait and see. The 47-year-old OOIDA member from Montgomery, Texas, is waiting to learn the extent of the damage to a house he owns in Houston, as well as his two trucks that are parked in Houston. “I lost everything in my home in Houston,” he said. “I don’t...
  3. mndriver

    14 day challenge to OOIDA.....

    And I welcome anyone else to call and challenge OOIDA... And asked them to call me back with an answer in 14 days. I asked them today WHY is the trucking industry being hit with a $3+ billion dollar tax bill to continue to operate in the US by forcing us to purchase an ELD and the monthly...
  4. Maria

    Six OOIDA members ask Supreme Court to review 'PSP' ruling

    Six OOIDA members have taken their case to the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling. The petition has been distributed to the justices of the Supreme Court and scheduled for their conference on Thursday, June 15, 2017. During the days following the conference, the court will...
  5. Getfit Tommy

    Supreme Court says "screw off OOIDA" .. ELD lawsuit will NOT be heard....

    We all knew it anyway, but it appears that 'some' tried to do something. OOIDA wanted to use the constitution as it's whipping post. Supreme court said "Peace Out Foo's" Burger King America: "Have it your way" I'll still find MY way, regardless. Here's the linky dinky dink..... Supreme...
  6. Maria

    DOT waives right to oppose OOIDA's ELD petition to the Supreme Court

    On May 16, 2107, the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General informed Paul D. Cullen Sr., counsel for OOIDA, that the Department of Transportation had waived its right to file a brief in opposition to OOIDA’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Association’s case on the electronic...
  7. Maria

    OOIDA: FMCSA bypassed rulemaking process for med certification

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association contends that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration overstepped when it issued a final rule two years ago with regulations that didn’t go through the rulemaking process. OOIDA filed its reply brief regarding the issue on Wednesday...
  8. Maria

    ELD public meeting maxed out; OOIDA calls for more space, meetings

    The public meeting on the electronic logging mandate to be held May 9 was met with such overwhelming response that it has a waiting list of potential attendees. That has prompted the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association to call on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to...
  9. Maria

    OOIDA offers online training for FDA rule

    In response to the Food and Drug Administration’s rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will offer an online training course. OOIDA’s online course meets all of the training requirements for the rule. Launching...
  10. Maria

    OOIDA secures $44.4 million settlement for truckers in New York tax case

    OOIDA’s successful class action lawsuit against New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance was concluded April 19, 2017, after a hearing in Albany found the near-record settlement a fair amount. The state’s Supreme Court – which is the state’s trial court – ordered the state to pay a total of...
  11. Maria

    OOIDA debuts new health insurance option 'Minimum Essential Coverage'

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is offering individuals and families a low-cost health care option that will keep them out of the penalty box come tax time. OOIDA’s Medical Benefits Group is now offering Minimum Essential Coverage plans for individuals and families. The plans...
  12. Maria

    OOIDA: Video shows why speed limiters on trucks would be bad for all vehicles

    Truckers won’t be the only ones to suffer if the government implements a proposed speed limiter mandate for heavy trucks and other large commercial vehicles. To illustrate the point, The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association produced a video demonstrating the dangers of speed-limited...
  13. Maria

    OOIDA takes ELD case to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Truckers’ rights under the Fourth Amendment are front and center in a petition from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Association’s case on the electronic logging mandate. OOIDA’s litigation counsel, the Cullen Law Firm, filed the...
  14. Maria

    Tell OOIDA your over-regulation horror story

    Truck drivers face thousands of regulations in the daily operation of their trucks. One big problem with that, according to OOIDA, is that very few regulations have been shown to improve highway safety. In fact, as many truckers know all too well, many regulations actually make truckers the...
  15. Maria

    OOIDA: New Mexico governor did 'the right thing' on truck tax

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is commending the action of New Mexico’s governor to veto a bill that called for assessing an additional fee for truckers using the state’s roadways. Gov. Susana Martinez acted on Friday, April 7, to thwart an attempt by the legislature to...
  16. Maria

    Mary Johnston scholarship continues to benefit families of OOIDA members

    The overwhelming success of the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship served as a focus of the scholarship advisory committee’s meeting on Wednesday, April 5, in Grain Valley, Mo. Starting in 1998, the program has awarded about $295,000 in scholarship awards to 91 students who are the children...
  17. Maria

    OOIDA: Indiana roads plan will 'harm truckers'

    Tolls, higher fuel taxes and more truck fees are one step closer to passage at the Indiana statehouse. The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee voted 11-2 to advance a bill that is touted to help the state address the $1.2 billion annually needed for roads over the next 20 years. Local roads...
  18. Maria

    OOIDA asks New Mexico governor to veto 'permit tax' on truckers

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking New Mexico’s governor to veto a portion of a bill that would assess an additional fee for truckers traveling in and through the Land of Enchantment. House Bill 202 is a bill that broadly deals with various taxation issues. At issue...
  19. Maria

    OOIDA to truckers: Name the worst of the worst regs

    Truck drivers face thousands of regulations in the daily operation of their trucks. One big problem with that, according to OOIDA, is that very few regulations have been shown to improve highway safety. As part of its new campaign “Knock Out Bad Regs,” the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers...
  20. Maria

    OOIDA supports West Virginia county's proposed wrecker policy

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association recently sent a letter to the Greenbrier County Commission in West Virginia, asking the commissioners to support a proposed wrecker service policy that aims to ensure that “consumers are treated fairly and equitably.” In addition, OOIDA shared...
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