advocacy

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

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.

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

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 trailer to truck shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States, Daimler announced this week.  The truck is being helmed by Boise, Idaho-based Jon Osburn.  With more than 16,000 votes during the year-long campaign, fans selected the truck model, application, engine, ...

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Rod Hannifey’s Australian ‘Industry Vehicle’

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.

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