The Board of Directors of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers
Association is meeting this week for its regular fall session, which will
include the swearing in of five alternates who were elected by the general
membership in August.
The new alternates are:
- Terry Button, a senior member from Rushville, NY;
- Howard Hart,
a life member from Spokane, WA;
- Grover “Dee” Jones,
a life member from Redfield, AR;
- Sue Lynch, a life
member from Prairie du Chien, WI; and
- Jim Moore, a life
member from Caldwell, ID.
This will be Lynch’s third term as a board alternate and the second
term for Moore and Jones. For Hart and Button, this is their first term as
The 22-member board defines OOIDA’s position on all major trucking
issues. All OOIDA officers and directors are now or have been professional
truckers, and are elected by the membership, for the membership. The only
exception is the employee director, who is elected by the OOIDA employees.
In addition to seating the alternates, the board will discuss
Association business and strategies to meet goals designed to level the playing
field for all truckers in America. The board meets twice a year at OOIDA
headquarters in Grain Valley, MO.