Red tape, deaf ears: DataQs criticism mounts
Setting the Record Straight: This multipart feature kicks off with a look at how the DataQs process frustrates many who attempt to correct info associated with inspections, crashes.
February 15, 2021
Mounting efforts to improve DataQs appeals fairness
Some in law enforcement and the trucking community see an opportunity to improve the appeals process, drawing on models already in place. Meantime, carriers using the system see it as structurally rigged to defeat most appeals.
February 15, 2021
Truck parking ‘still a major problem in every state’ and worsening, says inventory update
The recent survey and inventory results show semi-truck parking continues to be a worsening issue for most truck drivers across the US. Details here.
December 2, 2020
What can owner-operators expect from a Biden administration?
This week's edition of Overdrive Radio features OOIDA's president helping forecast what a Biden administration may mean for independent truckers. Listen here.
November 20, 2020
Listen back: Truckers, brokers sound off in freight transaction transparency session
Three petitions, a wide array of views. Hear the full session audio, edited slightly to remove technical interruptions, in this edition of Overdrive Radio.
November 2, 2020
Hours of Service
DOT says it’s full speed ahead on hours changes implementation
DOT's FMCSA says it's full speed ahead on changes to HOS aimed at increasing flexibility for drivers. More from the first Truck Safety Summit session.
August 5, 2020
New tools toward broker transaction transparency, truck stop amenities status
Trimble's a new interactive 'COVID-19 Safe Havens' status map for truck-stop locations and OOIDA's template for broker transaction details review request.
May 13, 2020
News roundup, May 7: OOIDA presses Congress for brokered transaction transparency
The association presses Congress for required disclosure of brokered transaction records, including what the shipper paid, and more in COVID relief bill. A new truck routing program is available from the Department of Homeland Security. A Georgia-based trucker was named a Highway Angel.
May 7, 2020
With rates ‘nowhere near sustainable’ for independent truckers, debate stirs over ‘re-regulating’
Owner-operators at D.C. demonstrations, others discuss the potential need to evaluate regulation-free pricing in the trucking. Read more here on Overdrive.
May 5, 2020
OOIDA presses Trump to improve access for OTR drivers to get tested
The OOIDA filed a letter to the President asking for help getting truckers tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus, noting the nation's supply chain depends on it.
April 6, 2020
News roundup, Jan. 28: Supreme Court won’t hear OOIDA’s challenge to increasing PA Turnpike tolls; little reader support for ABC tests; longtime Talladega trucker passes away
The U.S. Supreme Court denied OOIDA’s request to hear its case against the increasing Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls. A sizable majority of Overdrive readers against the ABC test for the independent contractor classification as too simplistic//broad for trucking.
January 28, 2020
Parking perils: The increasing cost, and risk, of booting and towing
Booting and towing incidents have become more numerous and more costly, owner-operators and others report. Some advocates call for national regulation of the practice, particularly when drivers are asleep in their trucks.
January 2, 2020
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