advocacy

Get soaked with Baylor Trucking at GATS ALS ice-bucket challenge

The viral ALS ice-bucket challenges comes to GATS via Indiana-based Baylor Trucking, a fleet with a close relationship to the condition. Take the challenge yourself 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sat near shuttle drop-off spots at the Dallas Convention Center.

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Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

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Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to compete with no restrictions on lanes, rates, areas of operation or freight.

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‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything is out on the table from all sides."

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Trucker-cycler Scott Grenerth relocates: To Grain Valley

A walk through memory of recent years following the day I met Grenerth running on a Nashville road with Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan in 2010; Grenerth is now OOIDA's regulatory affairs director.

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View: Fleets can lead way toward renewal of respect and honor for driving profession

Overdrive's Jack Roberts answers the question: "When did we, as a society, transition from holding drivers in high regard to regarding them as people who drive trucks because 'they can’t do anything else?'"

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Wendy rants back

In which Wendy responds to Whoopi Golderberg's recent trucking-related YouTube rant with one of her own. . .

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Scott Grenerth named OOIDA regulatory director

Scott Grenerth, former Fikes- and, later, CRST-leased owner-operator, will head up OOIDA's regulatory advocacy operation.

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Reader: Truck drivers essential to American way of life

This letter and salute to the American driver came in from Elberta Bocock, administrator of a Facebook page that is itself something of a salute.

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POLL: Do you support OOIDA’s call for Anne Ferro’s resignation?

OOIDA's June 6 letter to the DOT secretary alleged a "bias against truckers" that precluded Ferro's impartial conduct in her job as the FMCSA's chief regulator. Where do you stand on the call for her resignation?

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