Government, Business, Safety

OOIDA Granted Motion for Leave to Intervene in HOS Case

Driver Mack Trucks

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s motion for leave to intervene in the court case about the updated federal hours-of-service regulations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

New York Hadn't Been Enforcing the ELD Mandate. Now It Is.

New York highway signs Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

The New York State Department of Transportation announced that state inspectors will begin enforcing federal electronic logging device rules, ending a year-plus stretch during which a lawsuit kept the state law enforcement in limbo and left federal inspectors as the sole enforcers of the rule in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2019
Government, Business, Editorial

Guest Editorial: A Clear Message on Hours-of-Service Reform

From ATA President and CEO Chris Spear: There’s a growing chorus to address federal hours-of-service rules, and American Trucking Associations is actively shaping the debate.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
June 18, 2018

OOIDA ELD Exemption Request Draws Thousands of Comments

ELD PeopleNet

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 | Senior 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.

January 11, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NAFTA Talks Expose Disagreement Over Mexican Trucking Access

Ildefonso Guajardo, Chrystia Freeland, Robert Lighthizer Guajardo, Freeland and Lighthizer by Últimas Noticias via YouTube

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.

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 | Senior Reporter
October 2, 2017