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  • 11/20/2017 – Apply for the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship

    Applications are now being taken for the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship. Children, grandchildren and legal dependent of OOIDA members are eligible. The winners are chosen based on an application, a 500-word essay and a high school transcript, and are notified in the spring. All applications must be postmarked by February 1st. One $2,000 scholarship and four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, and each is renewable for up to four years.

    For more information, contact Andrew King, at 816-229-5791, ext. 1133, or at You can click here for the scholarship application.

  • 2/1/2018 – New round of voting to help veterans entering trucking

    Nominations start in March for the 2018 Fastport Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award, which honors a rookie truck driver with a military background. The winner will receive a 2017 Kenworth T680 with an approximate value of $155,000. The two other finalists will receive $10,000 in prize money. Those nominated:

    • Must be a military veteran or a current or former member of the National Guard or Reserves;
    • Must have graduated from a certified driver training school and be a current CDL holder;
    • Must have been employed by any for-hire carrier or private fleet that has pledged to hire veterans through; and
    • Was first employed as a truck driver between Jan. 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.
    You can nominate someone on the Transition Trucking website.
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