Interstate motor carrier operations expert witnesses may opine on federal motor carrier safety regulations and the Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as other issues. Trucking experts at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) recently issued a press release, coming out in support of the newly proposed Motor Carrier Protection Act of 2010.
Why would this legislation be a good thing for truckers? Todd Spencer, Executive Vice President of OOIDA, thinks tightening regulation and closing loopholes is necessary. “If passed, this law would put a stop to a system that allows rogue brokers and scam artist to operate unchecked,” he said. “Too often, we’ve seen bad brokers get away with collecting payment from shippers but leaving truckers holding the bag.” The OOIDA has, for many decades, represented the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. They are the nation’s largest such trade association, with over 155,000 members.
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