OOIDA ELD Exemption Request Draws Thousands of Comments

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More than 4,000 comments were filed in response to a petition that seeks a five-year exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device rule for small carriers, but whether any contained strong enough arguments to overturn Congress’ intent in adopting the rule is an open question.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Government, Business

OOIDA President Jim Johnston Dies at Age 78

Jim Johnston, the co-founder and longtime president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, has died after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 78.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NAFTA Talks Expose Disagreement Over Mexican Trucking Access

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As efforts to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement shift from Ottawa to Washington, two trucking industry groups and the Teamsters union are taking aim at a provision in the current agreement that allows trucks from Mexico to operate in the United States.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
October 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 2: Seriously, ELD Mandate Is Happening

OOIDA's Todd Spencer Owner-Operator Indpendent Drivers Association via YouTube

Failed attempts in court and on Capitol Hill to delay the upcoming electronic logging device mandate have done little to discourage critics of the rule who continue to push for a delay. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 2, 2017