OOIDA Pushes For Driver Training Standards in New Highway Bill

Published: Apr 7, 2014

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Currently there are no training standards for entry-level commercial operators and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is trying to change that. In their opinion, the implementation of standards will make highways a lot safer and is a good way to address the increasing demand for more regulation.

OOIDA is encouraging everyone in the industry to contact lawmakers through whatever channels possible and there’s even an email form, specially dedicated to that purpose. Facebook and Twitter users can use the #trainnewtruckers hashtag to promote the cause.

Since a new highway bill is currently in the making, OOIDA thinks now is the best time to demand from Congress that training standards be included in it “rather than waiting for the administration to do it on its own.”

MAP-21, the bill that regulated transportation funding for the past two years, expires September 30th.

Read the full article at Land Line Magazine.

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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.