Truckers take action

October 2018

Land Line Staff


Communicating with elected officials is a task that you cannot afford to step away from. The importance of your livelihood dictates constant vigilance of goings-on at the federal, state and local levels of government.

At the federal level, OOIDA has worked to bring truckers together to turn back over-regulation of the industry. The Association recently got the ball rolling with a petition and grassroots outreach to change hours-of-service regulations.

The effort resulted in the FMCSA seeking drivers’ comments on the advance notice of public rulemaking for changes to the hours of service.

With the help of the internet, email and satellite radio, OOIDA has the capability to relay info quickly to truckers about the Association’s campaign and other important issues. Land Line Magazine produces daily news online. Land Line Now broadcasts on Sirius XM Road Dog Channel. And OOIDA’s Call to Action Team is ready to alert truckers to hot-button issues being discussed in Washington, D.C., and in state legislatures and communities throughout the country.

Team members with email will receive the most current updates on critical issues.

After receiving your alert, it is essential you contact your elected official(s), whose information will be provided; visit their office(s) for a face-to-face conversation; when possible, attend a meeting where they are present for discussion; or submit comments. LL