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OOIDA’s Jim Johnston Dies at 78

OOIDA’s Jim Johnston Dies at 78

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced that Jim Johnston, its long serving leader, has passed away at the age of 78 after more than a year-long battle with lung cancer.

January 8, 2018

Swift Names VP of Driver Engagement

Swift Names VP of Driver Engagement

Swift Transportation has promoted Scott Barker to vice president of driver engagement, a newly formed role at the company, in charge of providing support for the company's drivers.

June 13, 2017

Women In Trucking Names Image Team Members

Women In Trucking Names Image Team Members

Five women have been chosen to be the members of Women In Trucking’s Image Team, the organization announced. The Image team will participate in public events for legislators, regulators and industry leaders to further the mission of WIT.

April 2, 2015

Ryder Driver Wins TRALA Award

Ryder Driver Wins TRALA Award

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association named Danny Daniels of Ryder Dedicated division its Driver of the Year award recipient. The honor was given at TRALA’s Annual Meeting awards dinner.

March 23, 2015

Sapp Bros. Founder to Receive NATSO Award

Sapp Bros. Founder to Receive NATSO Award

The National Association of Truck Stop Owners is giving Sapp Bros. Travel Centers Founder William Sapp the Hall of Fame award at this year’s NATSO Show in Las Vegas.

January 6, 2015

Driver Saves a Woman Having a Heart Attack

Driver Saves a Woman Having a Heart Attack

Canadian truck driver Vijaydeep Sahasi was named a Highway Angel by the TCA for his work in saving the life of a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

October 15, 2014

ATA Names 2014 Driver of the Year

ATA Names 2014 Driver of the Year

SAN DIEGO -- The American Trucking Associations named Carl Schultz as its 2014 National Truck Driver of the Year. Schultz works for Davis Express, and was the Florida Trucking Association’s 2013 Driver of the Year. He has over 42 years of experience as a professional driver.

October 7, 2014

Tennessee Truck Driver Named Highway Angel for Fighting Flames
TCA Recognizes Two Highway Angels from Utah

New State Legislation Director Joins OOIDA Staff

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced a new director of state legislative affairs. Mike Matousek will be responsible for tracking and analyzing state legislative initiatives and proactively fighting for the rights of all truckers within state legislatures.

April 10, 2014

Haslam to Resume Role as CEO of Pilot Flying J

Jimmy Haslam will be returning to the family business in his previous position as CEO of Pilot Flying J. In September, Pilot Flying J hired John Compton to serve as CEO of the company to allow Haslam the time to focus on the Cleveland Browns football team, which he bought last summer.

February 13, 2013