OOIDA Life Member Grover Nelson has been driving truck since 1985. He was a company driver for almost a decade and has been an owneroperator for 25 years. He drove team with his wife for 16 years, but more recently pulls power only delivering semi-trailers.

Grover has been a member since 1999 and would like to join the board because he feels like it’s time for him to give back to the organization and to the industry. He believes he can contribute new, outside the box ideas which can improve and expand OOIDA’s reach. He would especially like to find ways to include and work with our younger generation of truckers that are joining the trucking industry. Grover would also like to help OOIDA expand its services and programs for both owner-operators and company drivers.

Grover believes he brings a lot to the table – specifically, relevant and current insight from the road. He says he always looks for the positive side in life and believes he can accomplish anything one step at a time.

Grover considers a lack of training as one of the biggest issues facing new drivers today. He also believes drivers, especially new drivers, are being pushed to run harder than ever before which contributes to unsafe trucking. Safety has to be a top priority if you are going to be successful in trucking.

When Grover isn’t trucking he enjoys deep sea fishing and wild hog hunting.