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Wendy rants back

| June 22, 2014

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

Scott Grenerth named OOIDA regulatory director

| June 20, 2014

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

Reader: Truck drivers essential to American way of life

| June 11, 2014

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.

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

| June 06, 2014

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 ...

Why the general public should also know what ‘barratry’ means

| June 04, 2014

A full-page ad in Maxim magazine equating truckers with serial killers spawns an effort to get the magazines removed from retail outlets. A little kudos goes to some truck stops who've joined the effort.

OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

| June 04, 2014

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour ...

Rod Hannifey’s Australian ‘Industry Vehicle’

| May 12, 2014

Australian owner-operator Rod Hannifey and his Kenworth K200 cabover and double curtainside flats run the roads down under hauling freight and promoting share-the-road-type initiatives as well as driver-advocacy over parking and other issues there.

The JBC Hotline: Raising money and keeping good company

| May 09, 2014

The group grew from four people making three-way calls to an organized conference call that runs 24/7. Callers use the room to keep company on long nights, give and get weather and road reports, check ...

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