Who is our political voice?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Soonermark, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Soonermark

    Soonermark Bobtail Member

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    I’m new to the owner op business but not new to politics. Who is our voice? Are there lobbying efforts for owner ops? I’m sure the ATA or other organizations focus on the mega carriers interests.

    I’d just like to know who represents me as an owner operator for government regulations and control. And I’d be interested in getting involved to be a spokesman or a contributor for the improvement of our industry.

    So any thoughts or info is appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Odin's Rabid Dog

    Odin's Rabid Dog Heavy Load Member

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    OOIDA
     
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    Cabinover101 and rachi Thank this.
  3. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    ?
     
  4. Odin's Rabid Dog

    Odin's Rabid Dog Heavy Load Member

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    Sorry jonjon beat me to it. His post hadn't yet showed up when I posted mine.
     
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  5. Deadwood

    Deadwood Light Load Member

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    OOIDA doesn’t have the money to get in legal fights. In my experience, they are simply a trade association that profits off of selling insurance/advertising to drivers. Good people but impotent.

    The ATA (American Truckers Association) is notorious for being led by mega fleet owners who do things directly in opposition to the needs of Owner Operators.
     
  6. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    They have been involved with many court cases. It lists them all on the website
     
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Aint none.

    The chorus of all motor carrier associations, OOIDA, ATA etc across the USA is just a pile of self serving ... wheel spinning, money piling, bunches working for dewey cheatham and how incorperated.

    Ultimatey when you understand the extent of FMCSA's and DOT's impotence as federal agencies swallowing ever increasing amounts of Regulations from our Dear Congress you will find that Trucking will commit a form of Legislative suicide in a few years at this rate.
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Ooida claims to be the voice of owner operators but in reality they are the voice of truck drivers that bought a truck and suck at running a business.
     
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