Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

TCA changes stance to favor higher truck weights

The Truckload Carriers Association now supports increasing the allowable truck weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds.

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Electronic recorder bill introduced in Congress

Commercial Driver Compliance Improvement Act would mandate electronic on-board recorders for commercial vehicles.

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Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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Exposed

A new program sheds intense light on driver crash and inspection records. For good drivers, safety equals bargaining power for pay.

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OOIDA members may seek APU funds

Eligible members can get a 40 percent reimbursement for the cost of the APU and installation.

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Federal security program trains truckers

The First Observer component is to recruit and train industry volunteers to report suspicious activities.

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Industry pitches trucking stimulus plan

A coalition proposed a short-term 10 percent tax credit buying Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.

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APU financial incentives

Don’t endure another winter without idle-reduction equipment when there’s money to help you.

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Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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Truck tax breaks sought

Truck representatives have sought a short-term 10 percent tax credit towards the purchase of Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.

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