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OOIDA 2013 Legislative Guide
OOIDA’s Call to Action
Another level of commitment

Since its founding 40 years ago, OOIDA has been unwavering in its commitment to getting the word out on important issues affecting professional drivers.

Through the years, the method of informing truckers has gone through some changes. For much of the time truckers were limited to “snail” mail and hit-and-miss phone calls.

Now, thanks to the Internet, email, satellite radio and social media, OOIDA has the capability to relay info quickly to truckers about important issues. Land Line Magazine produces daily news online for OOIDA’s websites, and “Land Line Now” has a show that broadcasts twice daily on Sirius XM. OOIDA also taps on its vast e-directory when necessary for instant Call to Action blasts.

OOIDA’s Call to Action Team closely tracks hot-button issues being discussed in Washington, DC, in statehouses, state agencies and in communities coast to coast.

If you are not already among the 70,000 truckers dialed in to daily happenings, it’s time you answered the call.

You do not have to be a member of OOIDA to be on the Call to Action Team. Land Line readers and others in the trucking industry are encouraged to join.

It’s as simple as calling OOIDA’s offices, or emailing, and asking to be added to the Call to Action contact list. Team members with email will receive the most current updates on critical issues.

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

You will be contacted only when an extremely important issue arises. LL

It’s up to you to join the team and help make a difference. Contact OOIDA’s Angel Burnell at 800-444-5791, Ext. 1600, or email angel_burnell@ooida.com to get connected.

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