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OOIDA Member Named to National Freight Advisory Panel

June 3, 2013 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators, Regulations

Terry Button of New York, a member of the board of directors of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) , has been appointed to the National Freight Advisory Committee by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Button, who is a fulltime farmer and truck driver from Rushville, N.Y., will be providing his recommendations to improve the national freight system along with other members of the committee — all of whom come from outside the Department of Transportation.

The committee is made up of individuals representing various perspectives on transportation policies. They will serve two-year terms and meet at least three times per year. The first freight advisory committee meeting is scheduled for later this month at the Department of Transportation and is open to the public. The committee will provide recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on how the DOT can improve its freight transportation policies and programs.