OTA Dispatch Issue 3, 2022

7 Issue 3 | 2022 www.ortrucking.org The point is, officials listen to those that are present and engaged. The business community is often too busy with business to be engaged. However, industry, grass roots organizations such as OTA, and especially the individual members within those organizations have a tremendous voice. Officials listen to those voices. They are voices of experience and honest reflections of how these projects, laws, or regulations affect them and their employees. We need to be heard, and the only way to do that is to be involved. Look for opportunities from OTA or create your own local opportunities to raise awareness, and shift the narrative to one of trucking’s design. Be proactive—don’t just react to what some other group or individual puts out there. You have a voice and now is the time to use it. So please, as my broken record plays again…get involved at any level, just please get involved.