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OOIDA’s 2012 governement affairs agenda
  • Pursue initiatives that will effectively increase highway safety; oppose unfounded and anticompetitive measures that are falsely promoted as safety initiatives such as mandatory speed-limiting devices for commercial motor vehicles and federally required electronic on-board recorders
  • Pursue solutions to safety, work loss, and homeland security concerns related to cross-border trucking with Mexico; ensure the enforcement of federal cabotage laws
  • Ensure federal and state authorities enforce and codify regulations that protect the economic vitality of small businesses in the trucking industry
  • Pursue solutions to loading/unloading problems, coerced lumping and excessive detention time
  • Pursue solutions to maintain a safe and efficient national highway system through equitable and cost-efficient highway funding; oppose the privatization of existing public transportation infrastructure
  • Promote hours-of-service rules that reduce driver fatigue, provide for efficient vehicle operation, and ensure compliance by all stakeholders
  • Expand the number of safe and secure places for trucks to park
  • Increase broker registration oversight and surety bond requirements; expand the enforcement of existing laws governing freight brokers
  • Establish full transparency in trucking-related transactions; promote the full pass-through of fuel surcharges to individuals bearing fuel costs
  • Promote mandatory driver education and training for all entry-level truck drivers; promote the implementation of graduated CDLs
  • Remove truck drivers' exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for overtime pay and promote hourly compensation for employee drivers
  • Promote tax and exemption incentives for the attainment and usage of idle-reduction/low-emission technology; establish uniform idling guidelines