OOIDA encourages members to return nomination forms
December 6, 2021
•Land Line Staff
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is reminding its members that the time is now to make nominations for OOIDA’s Board of Directors.
Nomination forms started being sent to OOIDA members on Monday, Nov. 15, signaling the beginning of the biennial election cycle for alternate board members. The deadline for OOIDA Board of Directors nominations is Dec. 31.
The election will take place in the fall of 2022. Those elected will be seated at the 2023 spring board meeting.
Last week, OOIDA Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh reached out to members via video to encourage them to send in nomination forms.
“If you want to be more involved with what’s going on in trucking and help guide trucking policy, please take time to think about it … or if you know someone who would be good on the board, we would love to have them,” Pugh said.
Here’s how it works
Every two years, OOIDA holds an election for board alternates. Alternates are elected to two-year terms by and from the membership. All current alternate board member terms expire in 2023, so it’s time to toss your hat in the ring now.
The nomination-election committee has mailed nomination forms to all current dues-paying members. The nomination forms also are available online. You can find the form on the members-only login feature on the OOIDA.com website. If you are a member and not registered on the website yet, send an email to CommunicationsDept@OOIDA.com to sign up.
Members can nominate themselves or another member. In order to run, a nominee must have a minimum of five consecutive years of commercial truck driving experience and five consecutive years of active Association membership immediately before the nomination.
After the deadline, the Nomination-Election Committee will verify minimum qualifications and send out questionnaires asking for more detailed information. Successful candidates will be placed on the election ballots. Ballots will be sent to membership Nov. 15, 2022, and are due back Dec. 31, 2022.
To help voting members get to know the nominees, Land Line Magazine will feature brief profiles in fall 2022. Portions of the interviews are scheduled to be aired on Land Line Now on Sirius XM satellite radio, Road Dog Channel 146. LL