Advocating for You
Since 1973, OOIDA has fought for the rights of small-business truckers and professional drivers in Washington, DC. With a full-time office in our nation’s capital, we meet with lawmakers, regulators, and industry stakeholders on a daily basis to promote ideas that make sense and fight back against those that don’t. As an OOIDA member, we will keep you updated on current issues, give you an opportunity to get more involved, and hopefully make trucking a safer and more profitable profession.
Involving of our members is key to our success in Washington, DC. Lawmakers need to hear directly from you about your challenges as a small-business trucker and professional driver. Our grassroots platform, fightingfortruckers.com, gives you the tools to participate in the legislative and regulatory process. And our biweekly live internet talk show, ‘Live from Exit 24’, gives truckers a call-in forum to discuss issues with key lawmakers and industry leaders.
OOIDA PAC – Strength in Numbers
In conjunction with our lobbying and Call-to-Action grassroots efforts, the OOIDA PAC raises the visibility of truckers’ views, interests and concerns among influential lawmakers. With increased visibility, OOIDA has a greater opportunity to educate lawmakers on issues important to truckers and a greater opportunity to impact what happens in Washington, DC. Help us make your voice heard in Washington by making your contribution.
Make Your Voice Heard
- Monitoring Legislation in DC
- The Only Trucker Advocacy Organization
- Your Voice for Representation
- Issues We're Fighting For
OOIDA’s Government Affairs staff in Washington DC is dedicated to educating lawmakers and policymakers on all issues that affect our members and the trucking industry. OOIDA has commented on virtually every significant rule-making that affects professional truckers. As part of our grassroots efforts, Call-to-Action alerts on hot issues are sent to our members, encouraging them to communicate their concerns directly to agencies and their elected officials.
You didn’t give up your rights when you received your CDL license. OOIDA is the only national trade association that represents truck drivers and small business truckers. We strive for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly while promoting highway safety. Our efforts are focused on three major fronts: legislative, regulatory and, when necessary, in the courts.
OOIDA communicates and educates Congressional lawmakers on the issues that challenge our members’ businesses and ability to earn a living. We stay on top of legislation on a daily basis. But your lawmakers need to regularly hear from YOU directly. The regulatory process needs your voice. Make your concerns heard loud and clear by your representatives. Take the opportunity to participate in the legislative and regulatory process. OOIDA will give you the tools to do so.
Among the many issues affecting the trucking industry, OOIDA is pursuing these as priorities on behalf of our members: Mandatory speed limiters, Hours of Service regulations, driver training requirements, tolling, privatization of infrastructure, parking shortage, detention time, sleep apnea, CSA, infrastructure spending, truck size and weight, cross-border trucking, CARB and environmental regulations, and insurance minimums. Visit our https://www.fightingfortruckers.com web site for more information.