Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Court of Appeals denies OOIDA’s EOBR request

FOR THE RECORD -- A federal court has denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage electronic onboard recorder use until the agency reissues rulemaking on the devices.

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The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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OOIDA on bond increase: Large brokers not the problem

I spoke to Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about the broker minimum bond increase issue earlier this week. The conversation followed posts to the blog looking at opposition to the measure (to raise it from $10,000 to $100,000) from small brokerages and their advocates, who have been reaching out to owner-operators hoping for a little small-business camaraderie. They paint the bond-increase proposal as an attempt by large brokerages and the biggest ...

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ATA, OOIDA square off over EOBR mandate

Bill Graves asked members on the surface transportation bill committee to require motor carriers to use EOBRs.

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Speak out today in EOBR session

If you've not taken the opportunity to tell the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration your thoughts on just how electronic onboard recorders for hours-of-service monitoring are or will be used in the industry, today is your day. For haulers shutting down in late afternoon on the East Coast, the opportunity is particularly good. The agency's listening session on EOBRs and harrassment is taking place live on the West Coast in conjunction with a meeting of law ...

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Brokers: Highway bill unlikely prior to election; more on the bond issue

        With news of President Barack Obama's threat to veto any highway reauthorization or extension bill that comes to his desk with authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline included, as it is in the House version that passed the Rules committee earlier in the week, came my conversation with James Lamb, head of the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents, earlier this week. Lamb said that according to his sources the Hill, given the general ...

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The debate over fighting broker fraud

The high-profile case of fraudulent broker Kulwant Singh Gill, who last week was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution to his carrier victims, has owner-operators and industry watchers debating just how to solve the problem of fraud in transportation for once and all. A big part of that debate is a piece of legislation, H.R. 2357, or the Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act, that was introduced in this session of ...

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Third Mexican carrier gains operating authority

FMCSA has granted a third Mexican carrier operating authority while litigation over the program continues.

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Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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Operators vent over EOBR

Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.

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