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OOIDA Pushes For Rejection Of New Weight Limit Bill

There has been a lot of talk recently about the upkeep of our nation’s highways and how heavy commercial vehicles do more than their fair share of damage to the roads. Regulations about the number of wheels required per pound of weight carried are supposed to keep trucks from putting too much weight on any one section of road, thereby reducing wear and tear. Now congress has been presented with a bill, HR612, which would allow longer and heavier trucks on our highways.

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OOIDA Sues FMCSA over Pre-Employment Screening Program

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pre-employment screening program violates drivers’ rights, claims the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in a lawsuit. OOIDA told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that under the program, drivers can be in effect found guilty of safety violations before they get due process in court.

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