Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

FMCSA seeks comment

The agency is seeking truckers' opinions of an on-board monitoring system it is evaluating.

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Pocket Tools

Dozens of new smart-phone apps can save you money, time and hassles. Best of all, many are free.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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Congress eyes broker bill

Trucking and broker organizations say the bill will mitigate unscrupulous broker practices.

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Groups push for safer trucks

ATA and OOIDA called on the federal government to research how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit truckers.

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LogBook

Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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The feds’ favorite remedy: Your tax dollars

The annoying part of the logic behind buying EOBRs for Mexican carriers is how it reflects the paternalism and careless spending so rampant in Washington, D.C.

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Jason’s Law re-introduced

Jason’s Law would provide $20 million annually over six years for truck parking upgrades on the National Highway System.

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LogBook

A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Pulse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has won no trucker fans by planning to buy electronic onboard recorders for Mexican trucks.

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