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OOIDA’s Call to Action
The next level of commitment

By Keith Goble, state legislative editor

For more than four decades OOIDA has been steadfast in its commitment to getting the word out on important issues affecting professional drivers.

Since 1973, the method of informing truckers has undergone a significant transformation. 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 can relay info quickly to truckers about important issues. Land Line Magazine produces daily news online for OOIDA’s websites, and “Land Line Now” broadcasts twice daily on Sirius XM. OOIDA also taps 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, D.C., as well as in statehouses, state agencies and in communities across the country.

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

You do not have to be a member of OOIDA to get updates on the latest activities that affect your business. Land Line readers and others in the trucking industry have access to this resource.

It’s as simple as calling OOIDA’s offices, or emailing, and asking to be added to the Call to Action contact list. Signing up can also be done at FightingForTruckers.com. Simply click on the “GO” button under “Register for OOIDA Calls to Action.”

After receiving your alert, it’s essential you fill out the electronic form provided to forward to your official(s). In some instances you will be asked to 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.

Calls to Action are the best, and quickest, way to communicate your views to those officials who represent you. LL

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