OTA has two different types of members, carriers and allied members. Allied members are a key part of our association and we want to make sure they are receiving all the benefits of membership. Although there is some overlap with some organizations that are specific to the trucking industry, allied members typically belong to our association to build their network. The purpose of the Allied Committee is to help them bridge that gap, learn what products and services are important to carriers (or other allied members), and strategize ways to better connect and help each other be successful. Committee members consist of both allied and carrier members because it is a partnership, and meetings take place at least twice per year.