Ohio Trucking Association

The Ohio Trucking Association is dedicated to effectively representing the concerns of the trucking industry to industry members, governmental and regulatory bodies, and the general public. OTA is further pledged to assist member companies in managing the impact of change in the trucking profession and to enhance the professional and economic growth of its members.



Who We Are?
What Do We Do?
What Do You Get?
What Trucking Means in Ohio
OTA Staff
OTA Board
OTA Trustees
Who We Are?

OTA is a nonprofit, full-service trade association formed to promote and protect the interests of the trucking industry in Ohio. Our membership includes over 1,100 company members, including both Ohio-based and non-domiciled carriers, and their suppliers. We cater to carriers of all sizes, in fact 54% of our current members operate 15 or fewer vehicles.

Your membership in OTA provides access to the latest in state and national trucking information, plus a growing list of services that can save you money and help you cope with the ever-changing complications of the industry.

The information on this website is just a part of OTA's story. With seven professionals on staff in Columbus to help you, OTA has been supporting the industry since 1918, so you know we're here for the long haul.

What Do We Do?

The OTA strives to be an extension of your own staff; just a phone call away when that problem crops up that you can't find a solution for. And if we don't know the answer ... we'll get it. Our staff keeps you updated on critical industry issues through regular communications, and serves as Ohio's only liaison between the industry and the Ohio Legislature and regulatory agenicies.

And perhaps most importantly, we provide a forum where members can learn from other members' triumphs and mistakes. These forums entail:

An annual convention.
Regional meetings in your area.
Periodic seminars and workshops.
Monthly Safety & Maintenance Council meetings on topics your people need.
An annual Membership Directory listing all the information you need to contact other members.
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What Do You Get?

News Briefs, a twice-monthly bulletin detailing all the current news on the legislative, regulatory and industry fronts.
A well-respected presence at the Ohio Statehouse and state & federal regulatory agencies to make sure that current and future laws help grow your business, not hurt it.
A staff of seven professionals who are extensions of your own management team; ready to help you when you have questions or problems.
Access to OTA's Ohio Trucking Safety and Maintenance Councils designed to keep your managers in those areas up to date.
An Annual Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide full of contacts and references created to be your one-stop information source.
Periodic and affordable workshops and seminars on topics like driver recruitment, substance abuse testing, hazardous materials, safety compliance and many, many more.