Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Mexico adds more tariffs

Mexico increased to 99 the number of U.S. products with retaliatory tariffs.

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Court rules on mover’s insurance fee

Mayflower Transit may assess a 10-cent per mile fee on its owner-operators to cover the cost of insurance.

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Grants awarded to cut emissions

OOIDA has been selected to receive $1 million to implement an auxiliary power unit project costing more than $2.3 million.

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LogBook

Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.

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Overlooked niches

Advanced handling. Extra-heavy labor. Elaborate LTL logistics. Special hauls often require moreof an owner-operator than ordinary loads, but the financial rewards compensate well.

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Broker group offers online seminar on bond bill

The Senate broker bill would increase broker bond to $100,000 from $10,000.

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LogBook

The FMCSA changes hours policy, Obama orders heavy-truck fuel standards, an owner-operator recognition program and much more are featured.

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CSA testimony focuses on safety evaluations

Trucking representatives said the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 is good in some regards, but they have concerns about how its data is used in safety evaluations.

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Bill would strengthen freight broker oversight

The bill increases bond to $100,000 and applies the bonding requirement to freight forwarders.

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OOIDA to challenge onboard recorder rule

They are contesting rule that carriers with a 10 percent or greater non-compliance with hours regulations will face mandated use of EOBRs.

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