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Bowley named OOIDA’s government affairs director

Ryan Bowley has been named director of government affairs by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. Bowley has been with OOIDA for two years, focusing on highway funding and investment policies, including a successful effort to incorporate truck parking language in the 2012 highway bill.

Bowley’s responsibilities will now expand to overseeing all regulatory and legislative efforts in the OOIDA Washington, D.C., office.

“We look forward to his taking the lead on Capitol Hill in pursuing the interests of our members,” said Todd Spencer, executive vice president. “His work with the Association has been highly valuable, and we are confident we’ll continue to see great things happen with the campaigns he pursues with the rest of the D.C. staff.”

Bowley has an extensive background working in the national transportation arena and interacting with federal agencies, policymakers and lawmakers. He has worked closely with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, including policy work in improving goods movement, prioritizing federal investment on the interstate and major freight corridors, and addressing the challenges within FMCSA’s CSA system.

“OOIDA members have a very positive story to tell, one of being safe professional drivers and hard-working small-business owners,” said Bowley. “I am honored to tell this story in Washington and to advance the policy priorities of our members, who are the heart and soul of our organization.” LL