Todd Spencer began his career in trucking as an employee-driver in 1974.
In 1976, he purchased a truck and became an owner-operator trucker leased to a motor carrier.
In 1978, he was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.
In 1981, he sold his two trucks and assumed the role as Editor of the Association’s magazine, Land Line, and Communications Director for OOIDA.
Todd was elected Executive Vice President in 1992 and held this position for 26 years. He was appointed Acting President in January 2018 upon OOIDA’s long time president, Jim Johnston’s death. Todd was elected by the board of directors to a 5 year term as President of OOIDA on April 26, 2018.
Spencer has testified before various committees in the U.S. Congress on trucking issues. He has served on various committees of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) as an industry representative, as well as serving as an industry advisor to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
In 2020, Todd was named a top transportation leader by the publication Business Insider.