2005 Special Reports Archive
December

Friday, December 02, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA to file lumping lawsuit

Friday, December 02, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Court tells FMCSA to produce a training rule that requires behind-the-wheel training

Wednesday, December 07, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA names Supervalu in lumping lawsuit

Tuesday, December 13, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA remains confident in hurricane relief case

Thursday, December 15, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Canada wants speed limiter comments by Dec. 23

Thursday, December 15, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Finally, NHTSA seeks shorter braking distances

Friday, December 30, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA plans to take HOS challenge to court

November

Thursday, November 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Senate OKs measure to ban ANWR oil exports

Thursday, November 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA member gives Congress truckers’ view

Thursday, November 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Senate to vote on oil exports; call now

Thursday, November 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA asks court to help truckers recover money

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA puts Florida on notice in hurricane case

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Canada adopts new HOS regulations

October

Friday, October 07, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: House OKs second Energy Bill to boost refineries

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA seeks new fuel surcharge legislation

Thursday, October 27, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Second energy bill dies in Senate committee

Thursday, October 27, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA sues firms for reneging on hurricane deal

September

Monday, September 12, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: First-ever exemptions granted to insulin-treated diabetics

Friday, September 30, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Pennsylvania and Oregon to comply with federal rules

Friday, September 30, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Revised hours-of-service regs started Oct. 1

August

Monday, August 01, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill awaits Bush OK without fuel surcharge

Tuesday, August 02, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway bill still awaiting presidential signature

Wednesday, August 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Thumbs up, thumbs down -- Highway Bill reviews mixed

Friday, August 05, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill increases fines for violating OOS orders

Tuesday, August 09, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill includes money for driver education

Tuesday, August 09, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: New Hours of Service back on the radar screen

Thursday, August 11, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill includes provisions for biodiesel

Friday, August 12, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill creates safety advisory committee

Monday, August 15, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill settles decal dispute

Tuesday, August 16, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill addresses parking issues

Wednesday, August 17, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: HOS exemptions available for some drivers

Wednesday, August 17, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Energy Bill truck upgrades passed, but could take months to start

Thursday, August 18, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Congress requests new rule for intermodal chassis

Thursday, August 18, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA to unveil new HOS rule Friday

Friday, August 19, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: New HOS regs may eliminate split-sleeper berth provision

Monday, August 22, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: New HOS rule reduces flexibility

Monday, August 29, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Volunteer opportunities abound for truckers in hurricane areas

Monday, August 29, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA petitions for changes to new HOS rule

Monday, August 29, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Katrina brings trucking to halt in much of Gulf region

July

Wednesday, July 06, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Minnesota government remains shut down

Friday, July 08, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Minnesota begins issuing oversize permits again

Monday, July 11, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Minnesota government reopens under temporary budget extension

Tuesday, July 19, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill extension expires at midnight tonight

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Home stretch for the Highway Bill?

Thursday, July 21, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Will No. 10 be the charm for the Highway Bill?

Friday, July 22, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: New Highway Bill deadline set for Wednesday

Wednesday, July 27, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: No final word yet on Highway Bill

Thursday, July 28, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Still no official word on highway bill

June

Monday, June 20, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Work visa rule changes could hurt U.S. truckers

Monday, June 20, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Committee represents all Americans on fuel surcharge

Friday, June 24, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Congress inches toward final version of Highway Bill

May

Tuesday, May 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Feds bust three fake driver’s license schemes

Friday, May 06, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Amendment would halt interstate toll program

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Senate OKs Real ID Act; it would ban illegal immigrant licenses

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Senate OKs highway bill; fuel surcharge fight still on

Thursday, May 26, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Congress passes 30-day extension for Highway Bill

Friday, May 27, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Highway Bill conferees named, surcharge still alive

April

Friday, April 15, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Truckers urged to fight for fuel surcharge legislation

Friday, April 22, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Fuel surcharge boils down to big business vs. small business

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA sues FMCSA because driver training regs don’t require driving

March

Thursday, March 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: New CVSA criteria would put drivers who can’t speak English out of service

Friday, March 11, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA takes driver coercion to task in its comments

Thursday, March 17, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Focus moves to Senate after House OKs mandatory fuel surcharge with highway bill

Friday, March 25, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA files class action against North American Van Lines

February

Friday, February 04, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Federal contractor says it will use USIS/DAC in fingerprint-based checks

Wednesday, February 09, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Moves being made to keep current HOS rules

January

Monday, January 03, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Federal judge rules for OOIDA on all counts in case against Ledar

Friday, January 07, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Unscrupulous brokers headed for the public chopping block; FMCSA agrees to OOIDA petition, will open rulemaking

Thursday, January 13, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Injured trucker’s wife keeps vigil

Monday, January 17, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Background checks could cost over $100 for many hazmat drivers

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Feds seeking HOS comments, but only for 45 days

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Roberson sets up escrow to make good on settlements

Thursday, January 20, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: FMCSA wants to know everything health-related to HOS

Friday, January 21, 2005
HOW-TO-GUIDE: Want to comment about HOS?

Monday, January 31, 2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Hazmat background checks have begun