OOIDA Timeline


For over 40 years the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has been fighting for the rights of all professional truckers. We are proud of our history of effective representation, and as we grow, we will continue to fight for our members’ best interests in new and more powerful ways. Please follow the links below for a journey along a timeline of Association accomplishments, and you will see that OOIDA has made great strides during the past 41 years. We believe the biggest accomplishments are those yet to come, so if you haven’t yet joined OOIDA, there’s no time like the present to unite with over 150,000 members working to give all professional truckers a voice!.


Our Mission

The mission of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.


Other Divisions

OOIDA publishes Land Line Magazine, the trade publication dedicated to keeping professional truckers informed of current legislation, trucking regulations, new products and services, and common interests. OOIDA also produces Land Line Now for Sirius XM Satellite Radio's The Road Dog on Sirius XM Channel 106. Land Line Now is the first daily news and information program specifically designed for the trucking industry. Through its subsidiary, Owner-Operator Services, the Association offers a wide variety of benefit programs to help members reduce costs, and operate more safely and efficiently.