The trucking industry is a huge industry with millions of drivers, with many federal and state laws and regulations. Just like many other large industries the trucking industry has several great associations. These trucking associations were formed to help effectively advocate for owner-operators, fleets owners and trucking businesses.
We’ve put together a list of the best trucking associations. From major nationals like the American Trucking Associations to small state and locals.
American Trucking Associations (ATA)
The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.
ATA’s mission is to “effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members,” in accordance with the organization’s strategic plan and vision.
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
The Trucking Industry Defense Association is a nonprofit association with members devoted to sharing knowledge and resources for defense of the trucking industry. Founded in 1993, TIDA has become the organization of choice for over 1,600 motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies.
The organization is committed to reducing the cost of claims and lawsuits against the trucking industry. Members work to develop strategies and share knowledge to defend the trucking industry in personal injury, property damage, workers’ compensation, and cargo claims. TIDA members advocate on behalf of the industry’s interests.
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association started in 1973. It has over 160,000 members working to give all professional truckers a voice. With a proud history of effective representation, they continue to fight for their members’ best interests in new and more powerful ways.
National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC)
The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to small carriers that remain steadfast still today. NASTC believes there is a value of membership in a larger group; therefore, they continue helping their members control their costs through managed purchasing, analysis, consultation, and advocacy.
NASTC’s ultimate mission is to level the competitive playing field allowing its member companies to grow, prosper, and remain a significant force in the transportation industry.
National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT)
The National Association of Independent Truckers was founded in 1981 to support the needs of independent contractor small-business owners in the trucking industry.
Over the years NAIT has established long-term partnerships with providers that share its dedication to the industry and has worked with them to develop a comprehensive catalog of benefits to serve its members.
National Truckers Association (NTA)
The National Truckers Association is a primary resource and advocates for its members through their association affiliations, products, and membership benefits.
NTA promotes and develops general business interests and professional practices within the trucking industry.
The NTA’s goal is to strengthen your business by keeping you informed and equipped with only the best information and services. Some of these include benefits owner-operators and small fleets, member insurance benefits, and much more.
Women In Trucking Association (WIT)
The Women In Trucking Association was founded in 2007. In just a few short years, through the support of thousands of transportation-related companies, drivers and dedicated individuals, this organization has made significant strides in accomplishing its mission of having more female drivers in the United States.
The WIT is a non-profit organization focused on the transportation and logistics industry.
To encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.
State and Local Trucking Associations
Here is a list of state and local trucking associations, alphabetized.
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