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Coalition for Independent Truckers Launches Ambassador Program

Independent Contractors Called to Educate Public on Critical Business Model

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Coalition for Independent Truckers announced the launch of its Independent Contractor Ambassador program.

“Our nation’s lawmakers, the media, and our neighbors simply aren’t familiar with the independent contractor business model, and this coalition was formed to develop tools like the Independent Contractor Ambassador program in order to give these businesspeople a voice,” said Bill Webb of the Coalition for Independent Truckers. “Independent Contractor Ambassadors have an important role to play. We are asking them to be the public face of the independent contractor business model and do their part in protecting this key piece of the trucking industry.”

The Coalition for Independent Truckers is a coalition of motor carriers, independent truckers, service providers, independent associations and affiliated organizations committed to the very singular mission of protecting and enhancing the independent contractor capacity model that is so vital to the trucking industry and the economy of the United States. The non-partisan coalition represents a unified and powerful voice that believes the hundreds of thousands of truckers operating as independent contractors, each one a vibrant and relevant small business, constitute an irreplaceable element of our national logistics network and the U.S. economy.

As part of this mission, the coalition launched the Independent Contractor Ambassador program to create outreach opportunities for independent contractors to educate policymakers, the media, and the general public on the important role the independent contractor business model plays in the trucking industry.

Interested independent contractors are encouraged to apply to be Independent Contractor Ambassadors by submitting the official application form.

The professional independent trucker model accounts for a significant portion of our nation’s professional truck capacity and has a history in the trucking industry that is as long as trucking itself. In many instances, it serves as the bridge between being an employee driver to becoming a full-fledged motor carrier with a federal motor carrier number. In other instances, this model is the ultimate professional destination for the truck driver.

Independent Contractor Ambassadors will serve the industry by advocating in state capitals, attending conferences, penning op-eds, and speaking to the media. The ambassadors will personally and systematically deliver the message that the independent contractor business model is critical to the trucking industry and allows capacity to be optimized.

Independent Contractor Ambassadors will receive a stipend of $600 - $650 per day during an event. They will also be reimbursed for expenses incurred during the ambassador event, including items like parking and meals.

Truck drivers, like most professionals, have choices when it comes to how to make their living. Many choose to be employees of a trucking company. There is a percentage of truck drivers that elect to pursue entrepreneurship in the form of becoming an independent contractor.

The Coalition for Independent Truckers recognizes that the professional independent trucker, who chooses to drive a truck professionally and ultimately elects to seek out entrepreneurship, needs support.

As such, the Coalition for Independent Truckers believes in three core tenants:

  1. We believe all models of professional truck drivers can and should exist in the U.S.
  2. We believe professional independent truckers deserve access to academics, policymakers, and the general public so they can share their stories, their personal and professional goals, and ultimately assure this model remains viable. These people are small businesses and our nation has always been built on the backs of small business.
  3. Professional independent truckers also need resources and support to stay relevant and viable in an ever-changing economy and freight environment.

TO APPLY:  Download application

For more information contact Bill Webb

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The Coalition for Independent Truckers is a coalition of motor carriers, independent truckers, service providers, independent associations and affiliated organizations committed to the very singular mission of protecting and enhancing the independent contractor capacity model that is so vital to the trucking industry and the economy of the United States. The non-partisan coalition represents a unified and powerful voice that believes the hundreds of thousands of truckers operating as independent contractors, each one a vibrant and relevant small business, constitute an irreplaceable element of our national logistics network and the U.S. economy.

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