It’s been 40 years since a small group of truckers took a stand against rising fuel prices during the early 1970s. They learned organization was key to penetrating the policy-making system in Washington, DC.
In 1973, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association was born.
To celebrate 40 years of fighting for and defending the rights of all truckers – owner-operators and company drivers alike – OOIDA will host its 40th anniversary celebration Oct. 18-19 at the Kansas Speedway.
“Forty years is a milestone that gives our members and friends a great reason to celebrate,” said OOIDA President Jim Johnston. “It’s a time we can come together and celebrate the successes we’ve had together because of our Association, and commit to building an even bigger, more powerful organization for generations to come.”
Registration is now open for the event on ooidatruckshow.com. You can find out more about the event and locate accommodations near the show.
The event will feature a show truck competition, live music, games, educational seminars, vendors and much more. A full schedule of events is still being developed. Be sure to visit the website often as additional special announcements and details will be posted in the near future.