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Sep 29, 2017, 12:31 ET Diverse coalition seeks delay of government mandate

A diverse group of industries have formed a coalition seeking an appeal to delay a federal regulation requiring trucks to be equipped with electronic ...


Jun 13, 2014, 04:47 ET Truckers say government ignores need for training standards for new truck drivers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has been pushing federal agencies for years to implement minimum, behind-the-wheel training...


May 16, 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...


Sep 20, 2013, 03:24 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 agency that...


Jul 01, 2013, 03:01 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: the ...


Apr 25, 2012, 01:14 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...


Jul 06, 2011, 01:00 ET U.S. Truckers Shocked by Agreement With Mexico

Small-business truckers and professional truck drivers, represented by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), are fuming about a ...


Apr 08, 2011, 03:32 ET Truckers: Opening Border To Mexico Is Irresponsible

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is infuriated on behalf of small-business truckers and professional truck drivers at...


Jan 06, 2011, 03:39 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 for...


Apr 14, 2010, 02:34 ET Independent Truckers Applaud NAFTA Trucking Letter

The largest trade association representing small business truckers and professional drivers is applauding a letter sent today by U.S. Rep Peter...