• About Us

  • Welcome to Oregon Trucking Associations!

    Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA) is the official trucking trade organization for the state of Oregon that is dedicated to educating, influencing, and promoting the trucking industry. OTA's history began in 1939, when the group Oregon Motor Transport Association, Inc. was formed to represent interstate and intrastate truck carriers in policy-making and development of positive public image. In the 50's, as the organization joined forces with the other specialty trucking organizations, the name was changed to "Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc."

    For over 80 years, OTA has been a powerful advocate for the trucking industry in Oregon. Our mission to “Advocate, Influence and Promote to help our members succeed” defines us and focuses the programs and services the association provides. These core functions include advocacy of government and regulatory agencies; education and safety training; networking opportunities; member benefit programs; and efforts to influence the public around the essential role of the trucking industry to Oregon’s economy. As a member-driven association we are here to help protect your business!

    OTA consists of motor carrier members and allied partners and has five core functions to help drive success:

    1. Advocacy

    2. Education

    3. Networking

    4. Member Benefits

    5. Industry Image


    ADVOCACY: OTA continues to be the voice of trucking industry in Oregon. We represent our members in the legislature, provide ways to stay current with government affairs, and offer opportunities to take initiative and share your story with key decision-makers. Get involved or donate to the Truck PAC to support our efforts.

    EDUCATION: We host a variety of events and classes to educate and connect various groups within and outside the trucking industry. Events include: the Annual Convention, Oregon Truck Driving Championships (TDC), TruckPAC Golf Tournament, Safety Conference, Maintenance Fair, and SuperTech. View the full event descriptions.

    We also have two exclusive programs - the Northwest Fleet Safety & Northwest Fleet Maintenance Certification and other trucking safety, compliance, technology, maintenance training classes. OTA delivers information to members over a variety of communication platforms and offers consultative services and audits for carriers. Safety in the workplace and on the road is a top priority, and OTA continues to be in the forefront. That's why we also offer mock safety audits and can develop a safety program specifically for your business. 

    As a member with us, you'll hear industry news first to you can make sure you are meeting your requirements. We publish a weekly Express e-Newsletter and a quarterly Dispatch Magazine as a resource and offer more links and documents in the member portal.

    NETWORKING: The association is all about connections and we believe in professional development. That's how we share best practices and make a difference. Although events and classes are great ways to meet people in the industry, we also hold committee meetings. Our current committees include: Allied, Image, Membership, Oregon TruckPAC, Government Affairs, Highway Policy, and OTA in Action. We also have a member portal where you can find our complete membership directory and communicate with other OTA members. Get involved!

    MEMBER BENEFITS: In addition, The Motor Carrier Division of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has enlisted OTA as an official agent for Oregon state, county, and city of Portland Continuous Operation Variance Permit (COVP) Annuals. Visit our Permits page for information about ordering Oregon oversize load truck permits.

    Members get exclusive discounts on select products and services from allied benefit partners and events and training classes.

    INDUSTRY IMAGE: One of our goals is to make sure trucking is viewed as a respected industry - to the general public and policy-makers. Initiatives include attracting more workers to trucking, communicating our safety efforts, getting involved in our local communities, connecting with other groups, and promoting our industry. 

    Please contact us today to learn more about OTA and how we can serve you!