OOIDA board meets; installs recently elected alternates

| 9/11/2006

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 alternates.

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.