Deadline to vote in OOIDA Board election is Jan. 31

January 21, 2019

Land Line Staff


Voting in OOIDA’s biennial Board of Directors alternate election wraps up on Thursday, Jan. 31. Paper ballots have been mailed to all current dues-paying members, and online voting is now open. OOIDA’s membership elects nominees to serve as alternates to the Association’s Board of Directors.

The Nomination-Election Committee has determined the list of nominees, made up of members who have had a minimum of five consecutive years of commercial truck driving experience and five consecutive years of active membership in the Association immediately before the nomination. This year there are seven candidates, five of whom will be seated on the board.

Alternates will be elected by the membership for two-year terms. Voting is open to life members, senior members, members and retired members who are current on their dues. The five elected alternates will be seated at the spring 2019 board meeting. OOIDA members may vote online by clicking on this link.

To help you with the election process, short bios and comments from nominees are featured here. You can also tune into Land Line Now on Jan. 21 and 22 for interviews with the candidates. You also can listen to interviews with four of the board candidates below. Interviews with the rest of the candidates will be featured tomorrow.

Linda Allen, 54, Spring Hill, Fla.

Linda Allen entered the trucking industry 10 years ago during the economic recession when both she and her husband lost their jobs. At the time, her husband knew how to drive a truck so they both got their CDLs, bought a truck and obtained their own authority. Linda says she knew virtually nothing about the industry or the business at that time but then she learned about OOIDA.

Rodney Morine, 50, Opelousas, La.

Senior OOIDA member Rodney Morine comes from a trucking family. His grandfather, his father and his uncles were all truckers. Rodney says he knew from the time he was 5 years old that he wanted to join the family trucking ranks.

Brad Peterson, 43, Brookings, S.D.

Brad Peterson joined OOIDA seven years ago, because he wanted to belong to an organization that helps in all aspects of trucking. Brad reads Land Line religiously to stay informed on industry issues as well as follows trucking news and listens to Road Dog radio. Education is one of the keys to succeeding in trucking.

Danny R. Schnautz, 50, Pasadena, Texas

Senior Member Danny Schnautz’s love for trucking and his passion for the industry started much earlier than most. Danny’s father was a trucker, and the truck was Danny’s first daycare. He took his first truck ride at just 2 days old, and trucking has been in his blood ever since.