Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Choosing a Carrier

When you consider moving to a new fleet, look beyond bonuses and other come-ons.

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Cargo insurance rule ends for most truckers

Most carriers will continue cargo insurance because customers will require it.

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House OKs 1099 repeal

Starting in 2012, companies would have to file a Form 1099 on every business which they spend at least $600 a year.

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U.S., Mexico agree on trucking plan

A cross-border trucking agreement would allow Mexican trucks into the U.S. and require Mexico to phase out retaliatory tariffs.

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LogBook

A capacity shortage, a fatigue inspection, a new tax requirement and highway heroes are among the featured news items.

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Fast Forward

FMCSA, after requiring onboard recorders for violation-prone carriers, now seeks a mandate for all OTR operations.

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Groups split on cell phone proposal

ATA supports hands-free cell phone use, while OOIDA opposes federal proposal to ban handheld mobile phones.

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Detention time study, compensation bill filed

The legislation would require shippers and receivers to pay a fee for detention of drivers beyond the time established by USDOT.

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Speakers support hours status quo

In an FMCSA session, representatives from carriers and trucking groups and owner-operators said proposed changes wouldn’t lead to improvements

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Congress examines new 1099 impact on operators

The impending rule would require companies to file a Form 1099 on every business with which they spend at least $600 a year.

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