Rearview: Organized Independence

(Last Updated On: February 13, 2018)


From James Jaillet, Overdrive:

Founding Overdrive editor and publisher Mike Parkhurst wasn’t shy about employing theatrics, especially when it came to fighting against Teamsters, lawmakers or the rail industry.

In 1962, a year after Overdrivebegan publication, Parkhurst formed the Independent Truckers Association as a means to rally the magazine’s readership around common causes. ITA state chapters worked to assert truckers’ views into policy discussions across all levels of government.

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