Tag: OOIDA

Jan 1 sees increased weight limits for intermodal container freight within Texas commercial zone

OOIDA, for no reason other than it benefits Mexican drayage carriers, vigorously opposes it. January 1, 2018 in Texas sees a new law that authorizes an increase in truck weights for tractor-trailers hauling intermodal shipping containers. Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year, the new law allows seven-axle combinations with a gross vehicle weight

OOIDA’s Todd Spencer continues offensive against Mexican trucks with more of the same blatant lies and false narrative

Two Decades of Lies and Deception from OOIDA concerning Mexican trucks! It’s been two years since the end of the successful but totally unnecessary Cross Border Pilot Program with Mexico and participants and other interested parties were granted earned long haul authority into the United States. But that hasn’t stopped OOIDA’s Todd Spencer and Teamsters

OOIDA cites bogus crash rates in letter opposing long-haul trucks from Mexico

After a coalition of more than 100 trade associations urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to keep trucking provisions allowing long-haul trucks from Mexico in a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent a letter to Lighthizer with a counterargument: NAFTA’s Mexican long-haul truck program was a failure and needs

“Hey! That’s not your freight!” Really? It’s not yours either!

Freelance writer makes ridiculous assumptions about Mexican trucks and Cabotage rules I couldn’t resist responding to this ridiculous article that appeared recently in “TANDEM THOUGHTS”, the official OODA blog. “Hey! That’s not your freight”….. Really? Then whose is it? Written by John Bendel a Land Line freelancer, it makes the erroneous assumption that Mexican trucks

TEAMSTERS & OOIDA focus on “Unsafe Trucks” Crossing border in NAFTA negotiations is a “False Narrative”

Opponents of Mexican Trucks pushing 10 year old debunked claims In the fourth round of NAFTA 2.0 negotiations in Washington D.C. the issue of cross border trucking was brought forward for the first time. James Hoffa, Teamsters’ president, doesn’t want anyone to forget the safety of trucks operating on American and Canadian roads. In an

As Opponents try to kill Mexican trucking in NAFTA 2.0, immigrants the answer to U.S. driver shortage

With Driver Shortage, industry needs Mexican-Americans The trucking industry is increasingly turning to minorities such as Mexican immigrants to meet a critical need for drivers, even as President Donald Trump and others succumb to the false narrative that deem them unsafe and a threat to American jobs. But trucking jobs are not being lost to Mexico,

OOIDA Responds to latest losses in the 5th & 9th Court of Appeals

A week after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out the Teamsters and OOIDA’s latest baseless and frivolous lawsuits, OOIDA has issued a non-responsive response on their website landlinemag.com Sandi Soendker, Land Line editor-in-chief, to her credit, wrote, without embellishment the following: A federal court has ruled in favor of the U.S. Department of

9th Circuit Court of Appeals DENIES OOIDA/Teamsters frivolous lawsuit against Mexican trucks, AGAIN

Once again, a federal court has taken the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and OOIDA to task for trying to shut down Mexican trucking in the United States by denying their Petition for Review. Judge Wardlow, writing for the majority, got the essence of the petitioners bogus claims correct. It wasn’t about safety, but fear of

Latest Lawsuit against Mexican trucks by OOIDA/Teamsters, a web of distortions and baseless non-sense

The Petition for Review (15-70754) filed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) jumping in as intervenors, is a study in ridiculous distortions of previous Court rulings which have all ruled in favor of FMCSA, and baseless rhetoric. The latest filing by both parties before the Ninth Circuit Court

FMCSA announces Official Acceptance of Mexico’s NOM-68

The FMCSA, this week, published in the Federal Register, it’s decision to accept the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) or Official Mexican Standard) concerning the periodic inspection (PI) of commercial vehicles (CMV’s). FMCSA reviewed NOM-068-SCT-2-2014 (NOM68) and determined that it should be added to the list of programs which are compatible to, or as effective as, the

MTO Online is back after a short hiatus

After the Cross Border Pilot Program successfully concluded last year and permanent operating authority was given to the participants who earned it, and despite the continued outcry and threats from those who continued to adamantly and unsuccessfully opposed it, I took a short hiatus from the issue for some “me” with my family. After 10 years of successfully

Text of OOIDA Motion to Intervene in Teamsters Lawsuit against Mexican Trucks

Einstein had it right! Insanity, pure insanity from the penthouse executive suites in Grain Valley Missouri, headquarters to the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association. As promised previously, we have the filing OOIDA made yesterday to intervene in the latest frivolous and baseless lawsuit filed by the Teamsters in failed attempt to keep legal, safe and

OOIDA files as intervenor in bogus and frivolous lawsuit over open border to Mexican trucks

What do you call the actions of  someone who continues to do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result each time? Albert Einstein called it “Insanity”, and in this case, I call those doing it, clueless idiots. That’s right folks, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed papers in the