The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the premier organization dedicated to promoting and defending the rights of Truckers across North America. The nearly 160,000 members are governed by a 21-member board comprised of current or former truck operators. These board members are elected from the membership, by the membership because no-one understands the needs of Truckers more than Truckers.
Over the past 45 years, OOIDA has grown to better serve its membership. With strategic partnerships with many businesses, members have access to exclusive deals from travel to taxes and insurance! You can also stay up-to-date with the latest trucking news from Land Line Magazine and “Land Line Now” radio show.
Political Action Committee
For those of you seeking action, the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC) remains a critical element in ensuring those on Capitol Hill listen to and understand the needs and concerns of Truckers. Contributions to the PAC are voluntary, but with new special interest groups vying for the influence of politicians each year, OOIDA believes it is paramount to have a strong PAC to counteract the efforts of much larger corporations whose interests frequently don’t align with smaller trucking operations. Those efforts were most noticeable with the arguments against the implementation of ELDs. More information about the committee can be found here.
OOIDA’s Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) certified non-profit corporation, seeks to fund and sponsor research regarding the economic and safety issues affecting the motor carrier industry. Offering services such as Online Business Education and Scholarship Funds, the foundation is a superb resource for any and all Truckers. Learn more about the OOIDA Foundation, here.
Raney’s Benefits for Members
We love providing products and services that make a trucker’s life more enjoyable, which is why we are extremely happy to be partnering with OOIDA to benefit truckers across the nation. Currently, we are in the process of creating a special discount for all OOIDA members who shop at Raney’s. Please stay tuned for more information!