The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will be hosting an event on Friday, March 23, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., to celebrate the life of its former president and CEO, Jim Johnston. All OOIDA members are invited to attend.
Johnston, 78, died on Jan. 8, following a battle with cancer. OOIDA started in 1973, and Johnston became president in 1975. He continued to serve in that role until his death.
The free open house event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conference room B101/102 in the south wing of the Kentucky Expo Center.
All members are invited to meet OOIDA board members, staff and fellow members as the Association acknowledges the extraordinary contribution Jim Johnston made to all professional truckers and to OOIDA’s 45-year history and its growth into the nation’s largest trucker organization. OOIDA Acting President Todd Spencer, as well as others, are scheduled to speak.
For those planning to attend the event, OOIDA asks that you register here so the Association can plan to have the appropriate amount of refreshments and snacks available.
Additional information on the event will be released in the coming weeks.
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