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As speed limiter rule nears, OOIDA and ATA butt heads over regulating truck speeds

With a proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks looming in the coming months, two of the trucking industry's biggest lobbying groups reiterated last week their stances on the rulemaking.

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Kenworth offering rebate on Icon 900 to OOIDA members

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of the new Kenworth Icon 900 to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) during 2015.

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Broker group’s bond exemption request denied

FMCSA: "Granting an exemption to all brokers and freight forwarders would flout a clear and recent congressional directive and statement of the public interest,"

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Court denies FMCSA’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against CSA’s DataQ’s system

A bid by FMCSA to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it and its CSA program’s DataQ’s appeals process has been denied. The suit centers on FMCSA’s use of violations against drivers and carriers after citations were dismissed in court.

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Day of reckoning: Health insurance/tax decisions weighed by owner-operators

As health insurance tax penalties hit many owner-operators, the prospect of paying double next year could change the decision on coverage; meanwhile, the King v. Burwell challenge to the ACA gets under way.

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Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

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OOIDA: Small biz regulatory bill good for owner-operators, small fleets

A bill making its way through Congress currently — most recently clearing the U.S. House — is being lauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as a win for owner-operators and other small trucking companies.

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Responding to apnea/med cert situation, OOIDA crowd-sources doc reviews

The D.O.T. Doc review and search site is live -- it's intended to grow into a resource drivers can use to share their experiences with each other relative to medical examiners around the nation.

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Parking shortage hits the mainstream

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

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OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops raises $52k for care packages

OOIDA says it raised $52,528 this year in its Truckers For Troops campaign. The money will be used to pack and send care packages to U.S. military members stationed in combat zones.

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