The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) asks its members to reach out to their U.S. senators and encourage them to sign a letter that opposes increasing insurance rates for small-business truckers.

Recently, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., circulated a letter for his colleagues to sign that opposes any such hike.

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, OOIDA began asking members in targeted states to ask their respective senators to join the cause.

The effort was prompted by an amendment to a Democratic-led highway bill that would increase the minimum insurance requirement for motor carriers from $750,000 to $2 million. While that bill was dead upon arrival to the Republican-led Senate, OOIDA remains diligent in its fight to ensure that small trucking companies aren’t forced out of business because of a dramatic rate increase.

Read the full article written by Mark Schremmer, a senior editor for Land Line.