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July 9, 2015

Oklahoma Trucking Association Announces Executive Director Elect

The Board of the Oklahoma Trucking Association (OTA) has elected and is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Newport as Executive Director Elect, starting June 30, 2015. Dan Case remains Executive Director and Newport will assist him.

Newport has spent 15 years with an interstate bulk transportation business, ultimately serving as Vice President of Administration. Newport has also served a decade in both the minority and the majority in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. In 2005 Newport authored the most significant Infrastructure Funding Bill (roads and bridges) in decades without any new taxation. The impact of this legislation has and will continue to be realized by Oklahomans for decades to come. He went on to serve as one of the Majority Floor Leaders and was Vice Chairman of the House appropriations committee overseeing a $7.2 billion budget. Newport currently serves as a lobbyist during the Oklahoma Legislative Session including the representation of the OTA.

“Trucking, and the improvement of roads and bridges have been a priority of mine for many years now. It is a privilege to work alongside Dan Case and the fine men and women who comprise the Oklahoma Trucking Association. Representing hundreds of member companies and thousands of Oklahoma jobs, the OTA will continue its work of excellence in Oklahoma. Supporting safety, improved infrastructure, friendly business environments and the trucking of goods for the benefit of Oklahomans is a vital role of the OTA” said Jim Newport, Executive Director Elect.

About the Oklahoma Trucking Association
The Oklahoma Trucking Association is a not-for-profit, full service trade association formed to promote and protect the interests of the trucking industry within Oklahoma. In this age of economic deregulation, OTA is committed to help you cope with the daily minefields of compliance and enforcement regulation which a carrier faces from all levels of our Government. For more information, you may contact the Oklahoma Trucking Association at (405) 525-9488 or visit