New regulatory affairs director appointed at OOIDA

| 12/1/2009

OOIDA announced today that Joe Rajkovacz has been appointed director of regulatory affairs.

Rajkovacz has been involved in the trucking industry for more than 30 years – first as an employee truck driver, then as a small-business owner-operator, and most recently as regulatory affairs specialist for OOIDA.

Before joining the staff at OOIDA in 2006, he owned his own truck and trailer and made a living hauling food products between the upper Midwest states and California for nearly two decades. He has been an OOIDA member for more than 22 years and has served on the Association’s Board of Directors for the past 10 years.

He represents OOIDA on numerous industry steering committees and groups, including the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. He has also provided testimony to Congress on trucking issues in the past and has served as a spokesman on various issues involving the Association. In 2007, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve a term on the CDL Advisory Committee.

Rajkovacz will transition into this role as Rick Craig, OOIDA’s former regulatory affairs director, steps down from his post and leaves the Association to pursue new opportunities.