OOIDA’s key functions is to monitor and report to the membership on legislation
affecting small business truckers. There is no better way to make a positive
impact on what laws are enacted or amended in our states than through
grass roots involvement.
our publication, Land Line, and our official Web sites, www.landlinemag.com and www.ooida.com,
members have many resources available at their fingertips to help stay
informed of bills affecting them.
The sites’ visitors
can access timely information on bills and other proposals being considered
in “Legislative Watch.” While visiting landlinemag.com, issues identified
as requiring members’ immediate attention are highlighted in “Action
Alert.” At ooida.com, click on the various “Call to Action” alerts.
Line’s March/April issue features the annual state legislative
guide. The guide includes information on how to contact your state
and U.S. lawmakers, numbers to call for bill information and legislative
session dates. In addition, an expanded version of the magazine’s Legislative
Watch is included with information on many states.
to take advantage of these resources. It is important that you frequently
contact your elected officials and get to know their staff. You are their
best resource to learn what issues are important to truckers.