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Starting Tuesday, Jon Osburn and OOIDA’s Tour Truck, the Spirit of the American Trucker, will be at the Rick Ash TA in Commerce City, Colo. That’s located at Exit 278 on Interstates 70 and 270. Stop in, say hi to Jon, and join OOIDA for a $10 discount. See the full Spirit Schedule. Air date: April 25, 2018.

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Call to Action – Oppose Denham Amendment

The ATA is once again pressuring Congress to pass an amendment that would negatively impact all professional truckers. Known as F4A, ATA’s amendment would preempt state laws that address fair compensation and benefits for drivers.

The amendment will be voted on in the U.S House of Representatives this week and urgent action is needed! Every vote will be critical in stopping this harmful provision. Let your lawmaker know that F4A would permanently restrict states from taking steps to improve driver pay, ensuring that drivers are NEVER paid for all hours they work. 

Please contact your Representative today and tell them to OPPOSE Denham Amendment #79 to H.R. 4, “The Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 2018.” Let your lawmaker know that:

  • The amendment would let large carriers further reduce driver wages, resulting in a negative outcome for highway safety.
  • The amendment would block any future efforts to expand driver pay and ensure truckers are fairly compensated for all the hours they work.
  • The amendment is so broad, there’s no telling how it could negatively impact other trucking policies that are good for drivers.
  • Trucking amendments don’t belong in aviation bills.

Your U.S. Representative needs to hear from you! You can find contact information for your lawmaker by clicking HERE and typing in your ZIP code.

You can also call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)-224-3121. An operator will connect you directly with your Representative. 

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and ask them to OPPOSE Denham Amendment #79 to H.R. 4. 

Thank you for your time, effort, and support of OOIDA. 

OOIDA pushes back against Denham amendment

The so-called Denham amendment cleared a hurdle in Congress last night, but the fight isn’t over yet. Terry Scruton gets the latest information from Collin Long of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Air date: April 25, 2018.

Rates take slight dip, but loads are up

Both loads and truck capacity are up this week, and rates slipped just a little bit. Terry Scruton finds out what that means with Peggy Dorf of DAT, a company that provides market information for owner operators, carriers, brokers and shippers.

  • Visit their website, dat.com;
  • Or you can call them at 1-800-547-5417;
  • Be sure to check out their blog;
  • Chat with them on Twitter;
  • And find out more on the OOIDA Members Edge website;
  • You can call OOIDA Members Edge at 1-866-487-8253.

Air date: April 25, 2018.

Diesel prices still on the rise across U.S.

Diesel price averages went up in all 10 regions in the U.S., hitting over $3 in all but the Gulf Coast. Terry Scruton offers a detailed update on the price of diesel fuel and crude oil, including a break down by region and analysis.

Air date: April 25, 2018.

Navistar issues recall for faulty fire extinguishers

Navistar is recalling more than 10,000 International tractors as part of the Kidde fire extinguisher recall announced last November. Kidde plastic handle or push button Pindicator extinguishers in certain trucks could become clogged, preventing them from working. Certain models have nozzles that could become detached and cause injury. You can find more information and a list of all the Navistar International tractors involved in the recall here. Air date: April 25, 2018.

Fireworks haulers want ELD exemption

The American Pyrotechnics Association has requested an ELD mandate exemption. The group says using paper logs for a limited time around Independence Day would not affect safety. The association also maintains that the mandate would be a financial burden to its members since it would force them to buy an ELD for a short period of time. Public comments can be made from now until May 24th.

Air date: April 24, 2018.

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