FMCSA chief honors safe drivers at OOIDA celebration

| October 18, 2013

Trucking’s top regulator said Friday that she was “grateful and honored” to call the names of 35 “remarkably impressive owner-operators” in recognition of their accident-free years.

Driver shortage: Countdown to a capacity crunch, and a boost in rates?

| August 29, 2013

Is higher driver compensation just around the corner? This series -- part 1 available here -- looks at the tightening of the employment market for drivers, and the potential for a rate boost.

Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

| August 06, 2013

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law ...

House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

| July 23, 2013

A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.

Broker organization sues over hike in bond requirement

| July 19, 2013

AIPBA alleges FMCSA violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, given the agency did not conduct rulemaking to raise the minimum required broker bond from $10K to $75K, slated to go into effect October 1.

Idle Smart/OOIDA partnership

| July 17, 2013

OOIDA members to receive rebate on the purchase of the Idle Smart automatic engine start/stop solution for in-cab climate control.

OOIDA sues agency over violation appeals process

| May 24, 2013

OOIDA is suing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the second time in a year over its violation appeals process.

Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

| May 09, 2013

Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.

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