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OOIDA prez remembers Pvt. Presley

This week, media outlets have tributes and everyone who ever met Elvis has a story. The King of Rock and Roll died on Aug. 16, 1977, at his Graceland home in Memphis. OOIDA’s president has one, too. In response to a longtime member who has asked for Jim Johnston’s Elvis story, here it is.

News, State

Another trucker stuck in Smugglers’ Notch. Seriously?

Despite increased fines and all the signs, another commercial vehicle found itself stuck on Smugglers’ Notch.

Truck Parking

Above and beyond

Cities that are causing problems for truckers regarding parking – e.g., North Bend, Wash., are getting plenty of attention in the press. But what about the municipalities that go above and beyond for the trucking industry? Surely they exist. They do, and two cities from opposite ends of the country have made headlines with their […]

Features, OOIDA Member

Leadership, family the driving forces behind Bill Underwood

OOIDA Member and 2016 TA Petro Citizen Driver honoree Bill Underwood, of Alta Vista, Kan., says leading by example is something he learned in the military and tries to pass on each day to his children. That leadership helped secure him the honor of having his favorite truck stop renamed after him on June 1.

Features, OOIDA Member

Bill Ater Jr. ‘shares’ award with late father

2016 Citizen Driver honoree Bill Ater, Jr., says his father’s example was a guiding light for his own truck driving career.

Features, OOIDA Member

Taylors considered ‘All-Pro truckers’

Even though Bill and Robyn Taylor don’t play professional football, their recent induction to the 2016 Citizen Driver Award class makes them All-Pros of the trucking industry.

Features, OOIDA Member

Litalien calls Citizen Driver ceremony ‘the best day of my life’

OOIDA Life Member and longtime truck driver Denis Litalien is fine with remaining anonymous. However, the winner of a 2016 Citizen Driver Award recently was in the spotlight when the TA in Greeland, N.H., was named after him.

Features, OOIDA Member

‘Granny Glitter’ and her heart of gold

TA Petro Citizen Driver Honoree “Grandma” Candy Bass has been trucking for more than 40 years. Along the way, her big heart has made her a fixture in charitable and service organizations, including Trucker Buddy and Special Olympics, as well as with veterans.

Features, OOIDA Member

Citizen Driver honoree Jon Osburn all about helping others

From his years as a Navy medic and EMT to now a truck driver, OOIDA Senior Member and “Skipper of the Spirit” tour truck, Jon Osburn is all about being of service to others.

News, Truck Parking

Weed, Calif., is high on trucks

The small, California town of Weed has gone above and beyond in providing truckers with parking spaces, staff writer Tyson Fisher reports.