"The money you spend today is going to be spent wisely tomorrow."
Thomas A. Balzer, President & CEO
Ohio Trucking Association
How Can You Help Ensure the Industry's Political Success?
TRUKPAC is the Ohio based non-partisan political action committee for the trucking industry. Funds are generated by the contributions from individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, LPAs, LLCs, and LLPs who want to support candidates who support the trucking industry.
TRUKPAC is how our industry contributes to members of the Ohio Legislature, Ohio elected officials, and Ohio Supreme Court justices who make important decisions that will profoundly impact the trucking industry and your businesses. These funds are distributed directly to candidates based on the recommendations of the Ohio Trucking Association lobbying team and approved by a committee of trucking company professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of the Ohio political landscape.
It is critical to support candidates who will consider our views. When debating important issues having a relationship that is built on mutual support is essential to insuring that the voice of the trucking industry is heard.
Your dollars have a tremendous impact on Ohio legislation and policy. In 2018 alone, our members' support has led the association to claim several political victories for our industry this year, including: passing Senate Bill 170 (waiving CDL tests for military and veteran CDL drivers); preserving the industry's eligibility to receive grants under the Volkswagen Settlement; and raising a record amount of $52,000 in support of legislators speaking on behalf of our industry, which occurred at our August 29th Trucking for TRUKPAC event. This was also our most successful TRUKPAC event to date having had over 125 attendees.
TRUKPAC is registered with the Ohio Secretary of State and is bound by the state of Ohio fundraising laws and reporting requirements.
Funds are raised throughout the year at membership renewal or TRUKPAC events.