Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Broker group offers online seminar on bond bill

The Senate broker bill would increase broker bond to $100,000 from $10,000.

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The FMCSA changes hours policy, Obama orders heavy-truck fuel standards, an owner-operator recognition program and much more are featured.

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CSA testimony focuses on safety evaluations

Trucking representatives said the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 is good in some regards, but they have concerns about how its data is used in safety evaluations.

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Bill would strengthen freight broker oversight

The bill increases bond to $100,000 and applies the bonding requirement to freight forwarders.

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OOIDA to challenge onboard recorder rule

They are contesting rule that carriers with a 10 percent or greater non-compliance with hours regulations will face mandated use of EOBRs.

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LogBook

Truckers cope with flooding crisis, the FMCSA begins its Pre-Employment Screening Program, a cross-border trucking program with Mexico will be announced soon, steps toward sleep disorder screening are taken and many more industry issues are featured.

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Protect yourself

Smart decisions on where you park, what you say and how you operate will help prevent theft.

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Know before you tow

Plenty of prep before an emergency is the best way to avoid an outrageous towing bill.

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OOIDA donates to outreach

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association donated $10,000 to the St. Christopher Fund to commemorate Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan, the 17-year-old who is running across the nation to gain support for the outreach, the OOIDA announced. The fund helps truckers who face obstacles paying for medical care. Jordan, a resident of Ashby, Minn., started her run last September in California and plans to finish in New York City. Lee Jordan, her father and life OOIDA member, escorts her in the ...

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Trucking groups oppose climate change bill

ATA and OOIDA contend the bill will lead to a fuel tax that will hit truckers hard.

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