18 Blog Posts From the OOIDA Tag


Speed Limiters Coming to a Highway Near You!

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Editor’s Note: This post first appeared in October 2022 as NMA E-Newsletter #718. If you would like to subscribe to our weekly E-Newsletter, click HERE. During driver’s ed class, many of us drove lesson cars with speed governors. Newbies needed them so they wouldn’t endanger themselves or their trainer […]

Speed Limiters Coming to a Highway Near You!: NMA E-Newsletter #718

During driver’s ed class, many of us drove lesson cars with speed governors. Newbies needed them so they wouldn’t endanger themselves or their trainer by accidentally hitting the gas instead of the brakes. But no one ever imagined speed governors (now called limiters) would become standard equipment on a car, especially when driving requires situational […]

A Former Truck Driver’s Perspective on Whether 18-year-olds Should Drive Big Rigs

By NMA Arkansas Member Thomas Beckett Editor’s Note: Last Friday, featured Should 18-year-olds Drive Big Rigs, and in response to this newsletter that originally appeared in March 2022, here is a counterpoint from the perspective of a long-time commercial driver that first appeared on the NMA Blog in April 2022. I come to this discussion […]

Should 18-year-olds Drive a Big Rig?

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in February 2022 as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #685. If you would like to become a subscriber to our Sunday one-topic newsletter, click HERE. The minimum age to obtain a commercial driver’s license and drive a tractor-trailer within state boundaries is 18 in all states. Federal guidelines require the driver […]

A Former Truck Driver’s Perspective on Whether 18-year-olds Should Drive Big Rigs: NMA Newsletter #690

By NMA Arkansas Member Thomas Beckett   I read with interest the NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #685 on allowing 18-year-olds to drive in interstate commerce.    I come to this discussion with some experience, having been both a driver and a fleet manager for JB Hunt. In addition to that experience, I also have some insight […]

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