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Audio: Rich Wilson at MCSAC — ‘We need to hear more from drivers’

Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.

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Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

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On the road again…

The George & Wendy Show back on the road: "Oh my gosh, it's better than Christmas. We're actually leaving the house this week!"

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Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

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OOIDA survey latest to show hours-of-service rules cut pay, increase driver fatigue

A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling more fatigued since the new rules took effect.

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OOIDA asks Supreme Court to hear cross-border trucking case

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the group's case against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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FMCSA chief honors safe drivers at OOIDA celebration

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.

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

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.

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Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

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 has been violated.

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House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

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.

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