“These regulations, commonly known as the truth-in-leasing regulations, required, among other things, that the authorized motor carrier fully disclose in the lease all deductions from owner-operator compensation and established requirements governing escrow funds deposited with the motor carrier to guarantee performance or cover expenses initially paid by the carrier but ultimately borne by the owner-operator.”
A 1984 OOIDA suit against Oklahoma’s ICC registration fees prompted the state of Oklahoma to lower registration fees.
OOIDA established it’s own Political Action Committee (PAC) so it could readily oppose legislation that would harm truckers.
In a lawsuit against Tennessee PSC commissioner Keith Bissell, U.S. District Judge Robert Echols sided with OOIDA. According to The JOC Group, “a number of witnesses have testified that safety violations filed by roadside inspectors would be dropped for trucking companies that made political contributions.” Ultimately, an injunction was ordered.
OOIDA stopped an attempt to lower speed limits for commercial motor vehicles.
Under influence from OODIA, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruled that drivers can see previous records when looking at new employers.
But OOIDA hasn’t stopped fighting for you. Their recent work for better legislation includes:
In 2018, OOIDA acted on a number of these issues by:
Filing ELD exemption request for small trucking companies that have a proven track record of safety.
A lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s proposed tolls.
Publicly calling out Indiana’s truck-only toll plan.
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