Is Your Voice Heard?
Team 88, consisting of trucking industry professionals from all 88 counties in Ohio, is a nationally acclaimed program that has changed the way our members politically advocate for the trucking industry. Through numerous webinars, Team 88 members have learned the importance of building relationships with their legislators, and have contacted their elected officials.Ohio legislators have reached back out directly to Team 88 members or OTA, acknowledging the groups for its continued determination to seek political support of the trucking industry.
Through various advocacy efforts, Team 88 members have increased the Ohio Trucking Association presence at the Statehouse and beyond. On February 6, 2018, Team 88 members reached out to the EPA in regards to the Volkswagen Grant. Support for funds going towards the trucking industry was so overwhelming that the EPA reached back out to the association to assure the industry that their voice had been heard. On June 18, 2018, Team 88 members encouraged the House Ways & Means Committee to support House Bill 155. After this bill passed committee, Team 88 members once again encouraged legislators to support the bill by contacting all members of the Ohio House of Representatives. Team 88 members are not only reaching out to legislators themselves, but encouraging their employees and members of their community to construct relationships with their legislators to continue to advocate for the industry. The association is excited to see how big Team 88’s impact can be on local government in 2019!