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16 May, 2014, 12:58 ET New study lacks relevant data to conclude electronic logging devices would reduce truck crashes

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded with criticism to a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which claims that...


20 Sep, 2013, 15:24 ET Truckers hope training requirements will move forward

 The nation's largest organization representing professional truckers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, hopes that the...


01 Jul, 2013, 15:01 ET New truckers need training to be safe drivers

A national association representing professional truckers has launched a new campaign to address the biggest safety gap in the trucking industry:...


25 Apr, 2012, 13:14 ET Senate highway bill includes burdensome, $2 billion "big brother" mandate

Despite being previously struck down by a federal court, a costly and unnecessary mandate has been included in the U.S. Senate's highway surface...


01 Feb, 2012, 11:54 ET Truckers Oppose Longer and Heavier Trucks Provision in Highway Bill

 Small-business truckers across the United States are speaking out against a provision in the proposed highway bill that would increase truck...


06 Jul, 2011, 13:00 ET U.S. Truckers Shocked by Agreement With Mexico

U.S. jobs and tax dollars in jeopardy Small-business truckers and professional truck drivers, represented by the Owner-Operator Independent...


08 Apr, 2011, 15:32 ET Truckers: Opening Border To Mexico Is Irresponsible

Specifics posted on program giving Mexican trucks access to all U.S. highways The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is...


06 Jan, 2011, 15:39 ET U.S. Truckers React to DOT's Mexican Trucking Proposal

The largest trade association representing truckers reacted to the U.S. Department of Transportation's announced intention to lay the groundwork...


14 Apr, 2010, 14:34 ET Independent Truckers Applaud NAFTA Trucking Letter

Mexico trucking provisions should be removed from trade pact The largest trade association representing small business truckers and professional...


19 Nov, 2008, 13:22 ET New Engine Standards Will Leave Trucking Industry on the Side of the Road

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is asking U.S. policymakers to step up and take action in response to new research...


11 Mar, 2008, 01:00 ET Pilot Program Not Consistent With NAFTA Requirements, Says OOIDA

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) was...


10 Mar, 2008, 01:00 ET Transportation Secretary Reverts to Economic Fear Mongering on Cross-Border Trucking, Says OOIDA

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters stood alongside business interests and...


12 Dec, 2007, 00:00 ET Truckers Strongly Urge DOT to 'Just say NO' to Tolling I-80

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has asked the U.S. Department of...


03 Oct, 2007, 01:00 ET Truckers: State Senate Knows What's Safe for Illinois Highways

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) supports the Illinois State Senate on its...


07 Sep, 2007, 01:00 ET OOIDA Takes Legal Action Against DOT

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a petition today asking...


13 Jul, 2007, 01:00 ET Hot Fuel Web Site Launched to Educate Consumers

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know you may not be getting your money's worth at the fuel pump? At warmer temperatures,...