Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association hosts trucking show at Kansas Speedway

(Grain Valley, Mo., Feb. 22, 2012) – A national association for professional truckers has set a date of Oct. 18-19, 2013 to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Kansas Speedway. The Heart of America Trucking Show, hosted by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, OOIDA, will be open to members, non-members and the public.

OOIDA was founded in 1973 and has grown into an association with more than 150,000 members, most of whom own and drive their own long haul commercial trucks. Over the decades, OOIDA has successfully represented the interests of truck drivers and small-business truckers in regulatory, legislative and court-related issues.

Mike Schermoly, OOIDA marketing director, says more details about the event will be released in the next coming weeks.

“We wanted to get the word out as soon as possible so that the trucking community can save the date,” he said. “Forty years of representing professional truck drivers is a milestone that gives our members and friends a great reason to celebrate,” said Schermoly. “We are pleased to be able to hold the event here in Kansas City at an exceptional venue in a world class motorsports facility like the Kansas Speedway.”

Attendees can plan on a weekend of gatherings, education, contests, truck beauty competitions, concerts, food, vendors and all-around good fun in celebrating the Association’s 40 years of fighting for the rights of truckers.

The location for the celebration, the Kansas Speedway, annually hosts national NASCAR events, which includes two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. The speedway is located at the intersection of I-435 and I-70 in Kansas City, KS, about 15 miles west of downtown Kansas City and less than an hour west of OOIDA’s Grain Valley, MO, headquarters.

Follow this link to review a timeline of the Association’s accomplishments throughout the years: OOIDA Accomplishments

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the largest national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. The Association currently has more than 150,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the Greater Kansas City, Mo., area.

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