White House cuts red tape for transportation projects
Truckers are saying every little bit helps after President Obama signed a memorandum to cut red tape for road and bridge projects and other infrastructure.
Owner-operator files seventh lawsuit against Pilot Flying J
An owner-operator from North Carolina has filed a class action lawsuit against Pilot Flying J, making this the seventh suit filed against the truck stop chain since news of the alleged fuel rebate scheme surfaced in mid-April.
Hero trucker saves man from submerged truck
Scott Rosenberg says he can only describe his critical role in the rescue of a driver who was pinned in his submerged pickup truck as “being in the right place at the right time.” Rosenberg, an OOIDA senior member from Isanti, MN, said he had just delivered his load of concrete products and was traveling north on Manning Trail near Stillwater, MN.
Going up – diesel jumps another 2.4 cents nationwide
Diesel fuel prices increased for the second straight week by an average of 2.4 cents per gallon nationwide, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Georgia man facing federal indictment in connection with chameleon carrier scheme
A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a Georgia-based motor carrier company for two counts of making false statements and one count of conspiracy to continue operations after imposition of an out-of-service order.
Run For The Wall is DC bound
For 25 years, a motorcycle motorcade that calls its event The Run for the Wall has been making an annual pilgrimage from California to The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Arlington, VA. On Monday, a group of 600 bikers roared past the OOIDA headquarters in Grain Valley, MO, as flag-waving employees stood on the grassy bank near I-70 and watched the proud pack roll by.
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Hope Rivenburg launches truck parking survey
It’s been more than four years since her husband was fatally shot while parked at an abandoned gas station, but Hope Rivenburg is more determined than ever to save other drivers from the same fate. She is urging the truck driving community to complete a 33-question online survey outlining their daily struggles to find safe truck parking while out on the road.
Tennessee trucker recovering from beating, robbery
OOIDA Senior Member Jeff Yeip has over 25 years on the road and 3 million miles on his odometer. But at just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, the Tennessee owner-operator hit a milestone no trucker ever wants to reach: being beaten and robbed while fueling up at a truck stop.
'Trucker Spy' convicted after road rage incident
A man known as the “Trucker Spy” who shot video of what he considered bad truck drivers and posted it on YouTube or turned it over to trucking companies may be headed to prison for eight years or more.
FMCSA shuts down Mexican carrier
A Mexican-based motor carrier that offers bus service from Mexico to Los Angeles has been ordered to stop its operations on the U.S. side of the border.