Fuel Help for Teamster Owner Operators?

June 3, 2008: Teamster owner-operators may see a little more money in their pockets if Congress passes a new law stopping middlemen from skimming fuel surcharges.

Under the proposed new rules, 100 percent of fuel surcharges paid by shippers would go directly to owner-operators. Some Teamster drivers in carhaul, freight-hauling and other fields are owner-operators who are victimized by employer skimming of the surcharge.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association helped Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) draft the proposed law.

The bill will have to pass both the Senate and the House and be signed by President Bush to take effect.

Click here to visit the OOIDA website and find out how you can help support the bill.

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