Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

After 50 years, truly independent

The important thing is that the owner-operator has come into his own as a legitimate self-employed business owner able to deal with such opposition.

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FMCSA says it’s addressing cross-border program concerns

The audit reported the agency had adequate border inspections, but more action is necessary to meet U.S. regulations and standards.

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Breaking Free

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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Pulse

Overdrive is proud of the role it continues to play in helping owner-operators get ever better at mastering the challenging job they do.

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Say ____ to electronic logs, Take 2

It's time to play fill in the blank again on the Channel 19 blog. It's been nearly  a year since the above headline graced this hall above a post about a rash of legislative proposals to mandate electronic logs for the entirety of interstate truckers and certain low-cost electronic logging options out there. In the meantime, of course, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has jumped the legislative shark by formally proposing its own EOBR ...

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Insurance that Fits

After a truck payment, insurance is often the biggest fixed cost for owner-operators, particularly those running under their own authority.

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3 keys to expansion

Focus on the business model and the day-to-day operations of your trucking company in three major areas.

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Report: FMCSA wants to release driver safety data

The agency is seeking increased regulatory authority over drivers via the next highway reauthorization bill, GAO says.

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