OTA Dispatch Issue 3, 2022

24 Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc. Oregon Truck Dispatch FedEx OTA Carrier Member WHILE THE MAJORITY of Oregon trucking companies tend to be smaller and multi-generational, there is no question that national and global carriers play a strong role in keeping goods moving. Oregon businesses and consumers depend on these larger carriers just as much. From an operational perspective, there are certainly differences between running 40 trucks vs. 40,000 trucks—but there are also plenty of similarities and shared goals. Evan Oneto, Senior Government Affairs Representative at FedEx Corporation, talks about his experiences—both big and small. The Path to Trucking Evan was initially exposed to the transportation industry while working in California at the State Capitol. California, possibly more than any other state, continues to develop and drive transportation and trucking policy. With negotiating as part of his job, Evan gained a unique perspective and understanding of the issues. He was hired by FedEx Corporate in July 2011, and is currently tasked with representing FedEx before state and local government on local transportation issues. In his role with FedEx, Evan frequently engages with trucking associations, exposing him to the many challenges that are common across the trucking industry. “There is no question that trucking has defining characteristics that other industries don’t. While it falls under the broader umbrella of transportation, like rail or air freight, trucking has different policy and operating boxes to check. Making that point with government bodies and regulatory agencies is vital to trucking’s efficiency and success,” commented Evan. “It is good people who make good places.” EVAN ONETO FedEx—The Rundown ` Started in 1973 ` 600,000 worldwide employees `Around 40,000 trucks By Christa Wendland, OTA Communications Consultant & Christine Logue, OTA VP of Operations