Rod Nofziger grew up in the Midwest, where his father was a driver for a small over-the-road trucking company. From his father, he learned the values and rewards of hard work, but also was witness to many of the difficulties and obstacles men and women of the trucking profession must confront and overcome.
Rod previously worked for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he assisted with legislation that affected trucking and other transportation industries. After his time with Congress, Rod worked for OOIDA’s Washington counsel as a lobbyist. He played a significant role with OOIDA’s efforts during the last go-around of the federal highway authorization bill (TEA-21). Now, after a rewarding stint as an elementary special education teacher in Maryland, Rod is back as an employee of the association.
He will be working as a government relations representative in Washington, DC, fighting for the rights of America’s small-business truckers.