• Membership Information

  • Oregon Trucking Associations believes that each individual member strengthens our industry's ability to shape the future of trucking and transportation in Oregon. Trucking has a story to tell and OTA members are invited to add their own experiences to our collective voice on the public stage. To expand the foundation that we build from, OTA represents the state as part of the federation for the American Trucking Associations. We offer membership options for both carriers of all sizes and allied partners. Whether you’re new to the industry or are part of Oregon trucking's 100+ year legacy, we can help navigate the path ahead. As an OTA member, you’ll have opportunities to connect and collaborate to make sure trucking can meet current and new challenges and thrive as an industry. View the latest Membership Information Packet full of OTA news and activities.

  • OTA Membership Matters


  • Why join OTA?

    Our goal is to help our members succeed! If you're a carrier... you really should be a member if for no other reason than to support the industry. Here is what we offer our members:

    • EDUCATION: We offer training classes, events, on-site services, mock safety audits, and year-long programs that follow current rules, regulations and trends so all members of the staff are safe, knowledgable, and in compliance.

    • REPRESENTATION: We stand up for the trucking industry for you - to policy makers and the public - and make sure you're informed and have opportunities to get involved in government affairs (like testify or connect with legislators).

    • NEWS: Find out about industry news first through printed and digital publications and gain access to member-only content.‚Äč

    • DISCOUNTS: Members save significantly on events and benefit partner products and services, including the Drug & Alcohol Consortium and Worker's Comp Programs.

    • NETWORKING: Meet other trucking industry members (and even key decision-makers) at events or through our directory database and share best practices.

    • CONSULTATION: Contact us for industry support with your safety, compliance, government affairs, annual over-dimensional permits, starting a trucking business questions and more - if we can’t help, we’ll direct you to someone who can.

    • ADVERTISING: Promote your business through online, print, and event sponsorship including a free basic listing in our public Buyers Guide (automatic for allied members, optional for carrier members) and online membership directory.

    • PROFESSIONAL GROWTH: Get involved within our association through our committees, councils, and programs to make a difference in the industry and the community, help other members, and be more successful in your own career.

    • Plus, get a free 60-minute consultation with our safety/compliance specialist


    OTA has two types of members:

    • Carriers (anyone that operates at least one truck)
    • Allied Partners (anyone that offers products and services to trucking industry members)

    Want to learn more? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions FAQ page to determine if membership is for you.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How do I get started?

    1. Fill out our membership application (or contact OTA if you have questions). You can choose to pay for dues online, via phone, or via check.

    2. Once we see the application come through, we'll contact you to make sure you have a login set up to access our membership portal and start utilizing your benefits! Watch the Member Portal video overview now.

    3. You'll receive a membership packet with details about all our services, typically within a week. We highly recommend attending one of our OTA 101 info webinars to learn about everything we do.

    4. As long as we have accurate contact information, you'll start to receive the weekly e-newsletter and other communications as early as the same week.

    It's as easy as that!


  • To become a OTA member, fill out our online Membership Application! You can also download and fill out our PDF Membership Application. Please email info@ortrucking.org with any questions about membership.

    Already a member with us? Log in here or watch the member portal intro video to help you get started.



  • OTA Membership and Power of the Group


    "We’ve been a member with OTA since 2007, and based on Tim’s experience working with the association he finds that the training provided by OTA is always very informative, reliable, and helpful to the industry. When we found out we would be audited by ODOT, we wanted to make sure we were on the right path so we called on OTA. The staff members were easy-going, laid- back, and made us feel comfortable. They sent us some preliminary information on what they’d be looking for so we could compile materials and paperwork before the in-person mock audit. The services we received were exactly what we needed, and OTA exceeded our expectations. John and Adam came on-site, and the process was not at all stressful. With their help, we passed the audit! I highly recommend that others join OTA as a member and reach out for their auditing services. They are a wonderful resource!"
    - Heather Hamilton - Dispatcher, Cascade Transport

    “Supporting the Oregon Trucking Association as an Allied Member increases my ability to positively affect my industry.  The OTA is able to be involved and have significant influence over State and local trucking issues that just can’t be accomplished as a single voice. Trucking really does move America forward and supporting the OTA helps keep it moving in the right direction.”

    -Dave Gray, President, Glostone Trucking Solutions

    "We have found great value in OTA’s ongoing work representing the industry and advocating for reasoned and fair legislative and governmental policy – efforts which have clearly aided the state’s transportation industry and built effective relations with Oregon’s state and local governments.  I have worked with representatives who have participated on OTA’s Government Affairs Committee, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors for many years in support of OTA’s advocacy work. We believe this partnership has provided excellent ROI in terms of time and dollars invested, and has delivered significant dividends which truly represent the power of association with OTA."

    -Lanny Gower, Manager Licensing & Operating Tax, XPO Logistics

    "We belong to the OTA to network and build relationships that help guide us through the ever changing transportation industry."  

    -Myke Lake, CEO, McCracken Motor Freight

    "A number of years ago my company was subject to an unclaimed property audit by the Oregon Division of State Lands.  I was truly shocked by the proposed audit billing.  I was not previously aware that Oregon businesses are required to report and remit unclaimed property to the State of Oregon.  I involved OTA and Bob Russell worked with the state and my company to resolve the issue.  The end result was that we were able to challenge the audit and saved a significant amount of money thanks to OTA!"

    -Diane DeAutremont, President, Lile International Companies

    "I had a tax audit that I believed was incorrect.  I contacted OTA and Bob Russell to express my concern and request a possible solution to my dilemma.  Bob was instrumental in setting up a meeting with ODOT officials.  The meeting was very amicable and ODOT was helpful in providing direction that might resolve our issue.  This consisted largely of their agreement to review the initial audit results following our provision of some specific information they requested.  As a result, ODOT reduced what would have been a significant tax bill to a credit, saving my company over $60,000.  While OTA has helped my company in many ways over the years, this is a concrete example of the benefits of being an OTA member.  It makes it quite easy to pay our OTA dues when we know we have this kind of expertise and support available to us."

    -Jim Helser, President, Helser Bros. Transfer Co

    "I joined the Oregon Trucking Association because OTA works tirelessly to both promote and protect the trucking industry in Oregon. The work OTA does in the legislature as well as on the regulatory front is critical and in an ever-changing climate we need to know the issues. OTA is that liaison between the legislature and industry. It’s promotion of safety and the wealth of experience found throughout the membership in terms of the many industry safety professionals that contribute their time and expertise is found nowhere else.  As an allied member we recognize the value that OTA brings to its members as well as the industry as a whole and feel it is an important association for us to be a member of as well as a proactive participant."

    -Jennifer King, Account Executive, WHA Insurance

    “Being a member of the Oregon Trucking Association has been a tremendous advantage to EROAD. Thanks to their highly relatable and well respected staff, we were very fortunate to become a part of the Oregon trucking family in a relatively short period of time. We feel extremely privileged to work with top notch industry veterans as their vast experience lends a great resource for thought leadership in the industry. It goes without saying that OTA’s well attended events and robust informational materials have provided exceptional networking opportunities for EROAD.”

    -Susan Reszczynski, Stakeholder Manager, EROAD Inc.

    OTA staff is top shelf. Friendly and personable. They know me and it feels like what an association is supposed to be like.

    -Anonymous OTA member in response to a survey from our payment processing platform


    To become a OTA member, fill out our online Membership Application! You can also download and fill out our PDF Membership Application. Please email info@ortrucking.org with any questions about membership.