OOIDA offers backgrounders on issues facing the trucking industry

By Land Line staff | 4/23/2019

The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association addresses many issues on behalf of professional truck drivers. They are issues professional drivers need to be informed about.

Because the greatest strength of OOIDA is its informed and vocal membership, the OOIDA Foundation has published white papers and one-pagers on key topics facing the professional trucking industry.

A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue. It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem or make a decision.

A one-pager is a shorter version of a white paper that gives a concise overview of a topic.

A recent white paper is titled The Challenges of Automated Vehicles in the Trucking Industry. You may download the 20-page PDF to read and study or choose another of dozens of topics.

The one-pagers address topics such as Truck Driver Shortage, The Trucker’s Perspective of Autonomous Trucks, and The Dangers of Lane Restrictions. There are more than 20 one-pager topics listed.

The OOIDA Foundation website also offers several articles in a pull-down menu tab labeled “Issues.” Pull down that menu to find a list of issues including “The Case Against FMCSA,” “Electronic Stability Control Systems,” and “Longer Combination Vehicles.”

Under the "Resources" pull-down menu, you can find links to information about Business Education, Truckers for Troops, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) Regulations, Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program, Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program, and other topics.

The OOIDA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, incorporated on March 28, 1991. It was organized to fund and sponsor research concerning economic and safety issues affecting the motor carrier industry. The OOIDA Foundation is unique in that research and safety issues are viewed from the professional driver's perspective.

The mission statement of the Foundation is to fight for the rights of all truckers.

 

 

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