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In April 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) passed the final piece of its Food Safety Modernization Act in efforts to protect foods from the farm to the table by keeping them safe from contamination during transportation. This final rule establishes requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor vehicle and rail vehicle, receivers engaged in the transportation of food, including food for animals, to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of the food that they transport. The initial phase in period will begin April 2017 for large carriers, meaning those who earn over $500,000 annually, and culminate in April 2018 for small carriers. However, OOIDA has learned that many shippers and brokers may not offer loads to any carrier, regardless of size, if that carrier does not comply by April 2017.

The final rule adds accountability to all parties involved in the transportation of certain food items and thus requires them to undertake training while also retain specific records. The OOIDA Foundation currently offers two FREE modules on the FDA rule as part of our Online Business Education Series. In addition, the outline to the FDA rule can be viewed by clicking here.

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OOIDA Foundation White Papers

TitleDated 
The Challenges of Automated Vehicles in the Trucking Industry 4/6/2018
Research Integrity: Review of Motor Carrier Safety Research Analysis Committee Letter Report 8/7/2017
Review of the National Academies of Science Study on CSA and SMS 7/14/2017
The Truth about Obstructive Sleep Apnea 1/4/2017
Examination of Publically Available Data from FMCSA on CSA Scores and Motor Carriers 2016 12/22/2016
A Performance Review of CSA indicates that CSA should be placed Out-of-Service and its Authority Revoked 9/15/2016
A Synopsis of Transport Canada’s Electronic Logging Device Cost-Benefit Analysis 8/30/2016
Idiosyncratic Practices of State Enforcement Agencies by Region 5/23/2016
Review of FMCSA’s Regulatory Evaluation of Electronic Logging Devices 1/19/2016
Review of the United States-Mexico Cross-Border Long-Haul Trucking Pilot Program 9/3/2015
Meeting the Challenges of Reaching Long-Haul Truck Drivers with Health and Wellness Information and Coaching 6/8/2015
Analysis of NHTSA’s Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles Final Rule 6/5/2015
Myths and Statistics: Edition I 5/8/2015
Analysis of FMCSA’s Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) Final Rule 2/23/2015
Review of FMCSA Studies 1/26/2015
Are Enterprise Carriers More Safe than United States-Based Carriers: Fact or Fiction 12/29/2014
Analysis of Cost to Owner-Operators in Raising the Insurance Requirments 12/4/2014
Analysis of Volpe Report – Financial Responsibility Requirements For Commercial Motor Vehicles 12/3/2014
Analysis of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Policy: Reducing Fatalities with Increased Financial Responsibility 11/21/2014
Review of FMCSA's Attitude of Truck Drivers and Carriers on the Use of Electronic Logging Devices and Driver Harassment 11/18/2014
EPA's Myopic Cost Benefit Analysis 11/3/2014
Comparison of FMCSA and FAA Medical Handbooks 9/12/2014
A New Direction Needed For FMCSA 6/27/2014
The Case Against FMCSA 6/27/2014
Review of FMCSA's Evaluating the Potential Safety Benefits of Electronic Hours-of-Service Recorders Final Report 5/15/2014
EPA/NHTSA Phase 2: Concerns for the Owner-Operator 3/4/2014
Summary of the Affordable Care Act: The Effect on Owner-Operators and Professional Employee Drivers 7/1/2013
Entry-Level Driver Training 10/19/2012

OOIDA Foundation One Pagers

TitleDated 
Myth: One Truck Does More Damage than 9,600 Automobiles 11/12/2018
What is IRT? 8/29/2018
Truck Driver Shortage: One Pager 10/23/2017
The Trucker's Perspective of Autonomous Trucks 10/4/2017
MCSRAC Letter Report Findings 8/9/2017
Examination of Publically Available Data from FMCSA on CSA Scores and Motor Carriers - Summary 6/30/2017
The Truth about Overweight Trucks 6/2/2017
The Dangers of Lane Restrictions 5/31/2017
Hair Testing 5/24/2017
The Truth about Highway User Fees 5/22/2017
Tolling 4/26/2017
The Truth About Fatigue 4/19/2017
Regulatory Burden with no link to Safety 3/3/2017
ELDs - Assumptions versus Facts 2/10/2017
The Truth about ELDs 1/24/2017
The Truth about Obstructive Sleep Apnea 1/5/2017
A Performance Review of CSA indicates that CSA should be placed Out-of-Service and its Authority Revoked 10/3/2016
The Truth about Speed Limiters and Safety 9/23/2016
Truck Driver Shortage: A Myth or Reality 9/23/2016
Differential Speed Limits Make Roads Less Safe 5/19/2016
Speed Limiters will Negatively Impact Safety 5/19/2016
Current 34 Hour Restart 5/6/2016
Detention Time 1/29/2016
Unified Carrier Registration 101 1/5/2016
Minimum Financial Responsibility 9/28/2015
CSA 101 1/19/2015
Hours of Service Comparison Chart 12/16/2014
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