1. Maria

    Tell OOIDA your over-regulation horror story

    Truck drivers face thousands of regulations in the daily operation of their trucks. One big problem with that, according to OOIDA, is that very few regulations have been shown to improve highway safety. In fact, as many truckers know all too well, many regulations actually make truckers the...
  2. Maria

    Sens. Thune and Peters want to ease self-driving regulations

    Regulations governing self-driving vehicles may get softer. Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) have announced a bipartisan effort to ease regulations in an effort to speed up innovation in self-driving...
  3. D

    Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) (and a new model that is way better)

    Hey everyone, my name is Sean and I'm a masters student researching a new type of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and I was just trying to get some feedback from you guys on how this part of your truck affects you. How do DPFs affect you right now? Are they a hassle, or do you hardly think...
  4. 1

    Regulations in need of change aka blood pressure scam

    I have sent the following to [email protected] They have replied but [email protected] (Medical review board) did not, (a five panel set of doctors that need to be real), 50% of people over 50 have the so called hyper tension, this is BS, that means it's normal, strapping on a tourniquet to an...
  5. Duck

    House Republicans Ask Trump To Eliminate Two Controversial Trucking Regulations

    House Republicans Ask Trump To Eliminate Two Controversial Trucking Regulations ELD's and the (proposed) speed limiter mandate. Hopefully they get rid of CSA and roll diesel emissions requirements back to pre-EGR too.
  6. Uncle Birchy

    Is California Really Enforcing CARB Regulations

    Supposedly in California your truck must be 07 & Newer or "retro-fitted" with DPF... YET out in California I saw a "bleep" Load of OLD Junky Trucks rolling around even "idling"... My understanding is a DPF retro fit costs about 10/15k.... Are ya telling me on a Junky truck that goes for...
  7. Maria

    OOIDA weighs in on Colorado towing regulations

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association continues to tackle the problem of overcharged third-party tows state by state. OOIDA weighed in on Colorado’s proposed rules regulating tow companies by sending a letter to the Colorado Public...
  8. Maria

    Heavy-duty trucks to be protected under Colorado towing regulations

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer The Colorado Public Utilities Commission plans to protect heavy-duty trucks in its regulations of nonconsensual tows. Previously, the regulations applied only to light-duty tows. “Truck drivers will now have similar protection as every other motorist...
  9. R

    What State has the LEAST Trucking Regulations?

    The Title says it all; That is my Question... I need answer's From Drivers with Years of experience.... What State has the LEAST Trucking Regulations? Such as allowing the most weight / heaviest loads and so on? What state is the MOST: "Truck Friendly"
  10. J

    Dispatching and driving

    Hello fellow drivers. My name is Johnny, handle "Guardian". I currently own a dispatching service but I still drive now and then for some friends. I have been everything from driver to safety manager to opperations manager. Large companies and small. Hopefully I can help my brothers with any...
  11. Maria

    Feds toy with sleep apnea regulation, seek comments

    By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer A federal proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association and Federal Railroad Administration could lead to commercial drivers and railroad workers being required to undergo evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea. The two agencies will open...
  12. Maria

    OOIDA member delivers dose of regulation reality to EPA, NHTSA

    By Jami Jones, Land Line managing editor “As I see it, these regulations, and a rush to push technology beyond tested capabilities, have cost me my retirement.” – OOIDA Life Member Tilden Curl Representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety...
  13. Maria

    Supreme Court ruling: EPA must consider cost of regulations on businesses

    By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must consider the cost of its regulatory actions before the agency can move forward. While the landmark ruling specifically affects stationary factories and power plants, stakeholders...
  14. Maria

    Bill seeks to lessen effect of regulations on small businesses

    By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor OOIDA has issued a Call-to-Action in support of a bill in Congress that would rein in the cumulative effects of regulations on small-businesses. The bill is HR527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015. It would require...
  15. Maria

    EPA did not follow guidance when discussing impact of regulations, GAO says

    By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency played a bit fast and loose with federal guidance when estimating and communicating the effects of its regulations on society, the Government Accountability Office has found. The GAO issued some recommendations...
  16. R

    How have anti-idling regulations affected your business?

    I saw this recent article on Overdrive which says that on average, idling can cost $3,500 or more in fuel per year. Apparently, many governments have imposed no-idling laws (with $25,000 fines!) which often cause drivers to forget to even cool their engine down. Are these estimates realistic...
  17. Tazz

    Regulatory Update Insurance, Speed Limiters, and Scoring The agency’s Safety Fitness Determination rule has been in the works since June 2007, and it would allow the agency to use a data set similar to the one it uses for its...
  18. Maria

    OOIDA seeks to utilize next highway bill to reform regulation of industry

    By Jami Jones, Land Line managing editor Truckers face regulations today that are still based on 1930s rationale – and plenty of other regs that have been added over the years. The current agency that regulates trucking, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, inherited a lot of those...
  19. M

    How common is it for companies to pressure you to violate HOS regulations?

    I understand that there are many truckers that do this because they're trying to make as much money as they can, but talking with truckers I know, I've heard a few times about companies and dispatchers using threats of job termination or other tactics to forcing drivers to violate HOS...
  20. Rigjockey

    No heater regulation.

    My heater only throws hot air. The hottest air even when the dial is set to cool. The only control I have is the fan speed. The AC does not work also. My guess is the heater has fell on some kind of default or protection mode. No worries I got the best of the best crack team of mechanics...