Government, Business

OOIDA Petitions Federal Court to Join Lawsuit Against DOT Over Mexican Truckers

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The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition to join a lawsuit against the federal government for opening the border to Mexican longhaul carriers.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Trucking Industry Safety Coalition Achieves 2014 Fundraising Goal

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After reaching its $1 million fundraising mark for 2014, an American Trucking Associations-led coalition that promotes the industry’s safety record plans to surpass that this year, a senior industry executive said at the Mid-America Trucking Show’s media day March 25.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2015

Court Approves OOIDA-C.R. England Settlement

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A Utah U.S. District Court judge has approved a settlement requiring motor carrier C.R. England to pay a class of independent-contractor truck drivers $3 million in damages and attorney fees for alleged “truth-in-leasing” violations.

July 24, 2014
Government, Business

Supreme Court Declines to Hear OOIDA Cross-Border Trucking Case

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For the second time in five months, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association challenging the legality of a federal cross-border pilot program allowing some Mexican trucks to operate in the United States.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 25, 2014
Government, Business

OOIDA Calls on FMCSA to Extend Medical Certification Deadline

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to extend the registration deadline its members must meet to be certified by a medical professional.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2014

OOIDA Files Suit Challenging FMCSA Policy to Keep Overturned Violations on Records

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s policy that overturned violations may remain on truck drivers’ and carriers’ records, the second federal lawsuit the group has filed on that subject.

May 27, 2013

OOIDA Sues to Block ‘De Facto’ Regulation It Says Enforcers Misuse to Idle Drivers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said it has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a “de facto” federal regulation that allows law-enforcement officers to make truckers stop driving based solely on their suspicion the driver is fatigued.

January 14, 2013

OOIDA Lawsuit Challenges Driver Database Accuracy

A database of information on drivers maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration contains inaccurate data, and drivers lack reliable means to correct the problems, an interest group said in a lawsuit against the agency.

July 23, 2012
Government, Business

OOIDA Sues FMCSA Over Driver Database

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Monday it has filed suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding FMCSA’s pre-employment screening program and appeal process.

July 17, 2012