The biennial election of alternates for the Board of Directors of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is under way. Ballots have been mailed out to qualified voting members of the Association and are due back in by Dec. 31.
There are six candidates running for five open alternate seats, which are all for two-year terms. This week, Land Line Now on XM Satellite Radio’s Open Road Channel 171 is airing interviews with the six candidates. The show airs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time and replays at 5 a.m. Central Time the following morning on weekdays. Encore shows are aired on Saturdays and Sundays, also at 6 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The qualified voters from the general membership of the Association elect the alternates to the Board of Directors from a slate of candidates selected by the Board’s Nomination-Election Committee. Each voter can select up to five candidates. The five candidates who receive the most votes will be seated at the next Board of Directors meeting.
Candidates, in reverse alphabetical order, are:
Click on each candidate’s name to read his bio and comments.
To be qualified as a voting member of OOIDA, the member must be currently paid up with his or her dues. Ballots are being mailed to qualified voting members this week and are due back to OOIDA headquarters in Grain Valley, MO, by Dec. 31, 2008.
If you are in the area, you can hand-deliver your ballot to HQ, which is at Exit 24 on Interstate 70 in Grain Valley, MO. OOIDA is on the southwest corner of the interchange and has truck and visitor parking available. Ballots can also be mailed or faxed.
Mail to: OOIDA Election Committee
PO Box 1000
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Fax to: 816-427-4468
– By Land Line staff