OTA Dispatch Issue 2, 2022

www.ortrucking.org 3 Issue 2 | 2022 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chair & ATA State VP Andy Owens (A & M Transport) Vice Chair Evan Oneto (FedEx) Secretary/Treasurer Lanny Gower (XPO Logistics) Past Chair Diane DeAutremont (Lile Int. Co.) ISI Rep Bart Sherman (Sherman Bros. Trucking) Chair Appointee Ron Riddle (Leavitt’s Freight Service) Erik Zander (Omeda Morgan) BOARD OF DIRECTORS Regional Representatives Central Oregon Ron Cholin (Stinger Transport) Eastern Oregon Don McGinn (McGinn Bros. Trucking) Metro Region Tim Love (Carson Oil Co.) Southern Oregon  Ryan Hutchens (F.V. Martin Trucking) Willamette Valley Ron Bowers (Ron Bowers Inc.) Standing Committee Representatives Allied Trevin Fountain (Cummins) Government Affairs Evan Oneto (FedEx) Highway Policy Kristine Kennedy (Highway Heavy Hauling) Image Michael Card (Combined Transport) Membership Nick Card (Combined Transport) OTA in Action Mark Gibson (Siskiyou Transportation) Truck PAC Erik Zander (Omega Morgan) DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Kristal Fiser (UPS) Heather Hayes (Tradewinds Transportation) Charles Ireland (Ireland Trucking) David Hopkins (TP Trucking) Steve Gallup (Rose City Moving & Storage) Scott Hammond (Knife River Corp.) John Barnes (TEC Equipment) COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES Safety Management Council (SMC) Jennifer King, WHA Insurance Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Mike Vallery, Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. COMMITTEES Allied Government Affairs Highway Policy Image Membership Oregon TruckPAC OTA in Action To learn more about the committees or councils listed above, contact OTA at membership@ortrucking.org or 503.513.0005. OTA LEADERSHIP A&M supports many youth organizations here in southern Oregon ranging from athletics to theatre. All of this brings attention not just to our company, but also to our industry. As for me, in addition to my work with OTA and sitting on several ATA committees, I am also the president of my church board. I help financially and physically with lots of capital improvement projects here in the community-building ball fields or helping build a theatre set. During baseball season, you can often find me out on a ball field umping the game. I bet several of you are doing similar things in your own communities. Maybe you’ve never considered them noteworthy, but they’re your chapter of Oregon trucking’s story. If you’re looking for a place to start your community outreach, join OTA in some of the activities I mentioned above. We can help our communities while elevating our industry at the same time. We’re all doing more with less these days. The cost of operating continues to climb. Driver and other labor shortages are putting pressure on our teams. Supply chain issues are causing disruptions across the board. We have a lot to deal with, but we can’t take a back seat to driving our own narrative. The very traits that allow us to meet these challenges—dedication, commitment, flexibility, diversity, adaptability, etc.—create the backdrop for our industry. I’m no artist, but if we don’t put a brush to the canvas, we leave a lot open to interpretation. Media and special interest groups are more than happy to paint trucking in specific ways that serve their own interests, especially if we give them a blank canvas. As they say, actions have consequences—but inaction does, as well. Our involvement and our actions create the images that tell our story. Take the first step in defining what your story will be. Get involved, whether it’s through OTA or in your own backyard. Have an event you’d like OTA to attend or a good story to share? Contact info@ortrucking.org OTA Welcomes the Following New Members! AA Asphalting Bogatay Construction Caldera Technical Service Fluid Truck Gillespie Graphics Industrial Hearing Service Mid Valley Gravel Company M.O. Nelson & Son’s / Nelson Bros PR Hotsot Trucking Road Safety Supplies Company Rogue River Transport Rosie Books Sallak Truck Safety