Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

Outtakes from interviews conducted as part of research into Todd Dills' "Owner-operators' top challenges" feature in the August 2012 edition of Overdrive magazine.

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CSA two-punch: Second lawsuit brought

A suit against the FMCSA's CSA program brought by the ASECTT group alleged unfairness to small carriers within FMCSA's compliance and enforcement regime.

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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Fuel’s Gold

Owner-operators find big money and good schedules working the oil and gas services boom.

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FMCSA overturns partial EOBR mandate

FOR THE RECORD --The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that formally rescinds its April 2010 final rule concerning electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service compliance.

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More on broker bond increase, highway bill

Given the June 30 hard deadline for the highway reauthorization negotiations ongoing between House and Senate, it's likely that any highway bill that successfully emerges, whether longer term or another six-month-or-more extension of current priorities, is more or less already finished. Regardless, following my last post on the issues of the EOBR mandate and broker surety bond minimum increase included in the Senate's MAP-21 two-year reauthorization, James Lamb, president of the Association of Independent Property Brokers ...

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Heads-up: Senate EOBR mandate gets a push

The mandate for interstate carriers in the United States to use electronic onboard recorders for hours of service tracking that is in the Senate's two-year highway bill proposal -- S. 1813, currently in conference with a House six-month temporary reauthorization and experiencing no shortage of debate -- got a little push from a few big players in trucking legislation yesterday. Namely, the American Trucking Association and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, along with the American Automobile ...

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FMCSA nixes EOBR mandate, states looking for trucking options, U.S. trucker jailed in Mexico

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Congress starts work to pass highway bill

House-Senate conferees have started work to pass the first multi-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation in seven years.

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TIFIA transportation project loan program under fire

Congress will begin reconciling reauthorization bills that contain significantly increased funding for a somewhat controversial loan program.

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