Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The ‘most famous person’ in trucking is not a person at all

OOIDA Senior Member Jon Osburn is coming off a very successful tour-truck stop in Ontario, Calif. While on the West Coast, Jon has met and signed up dozens of new members and connected with truckers on a lot of issues.

Jon had a special visitor to the Spirit Truck in recent days, a trucker who goes by the handle “Indiana Jack.” He’s an interesting fellow who enjoys making videos about trucking, trucking issues and life on the road.

Jack decided he would turn on his camera and set off to say hi to the most famous person in all of trucking.

With all due respect to Jon, Jack was not talking about him. The star of the show, in Jack’s eyes, is Jon’s faithful co-pilot, Sassi the dog.

In true form, Sassi is comfortable in the spotlight and gets her due in Jack’s finished video.

The recognition and admiration are neat, and it doesn’t end there. Jack’s video is also a tribute to Jon’s hard work and dedication to educate and interact with truckers on the issues and about the mission of OOIDA.

Thanks for throwing us a bone, Jack.

Without further ado, take a look at Jack’s video of life on the road with Jon and Sassi, 



We’ve gotten to know Jon and Sassi very well over the years, and it’s always great to see them at the truck shows or any time they stop at OOIDA headquarters in Grain Valley, Mo.

We’re a pet-friendly building here, so you can bet Sassi has the run of the place and knows her way around. In fact, she has her own honorary “all access” badge. To many people who work here, she is the most famous “person” in trucking – a real show stealer.

Jon and Sassi are preparing to take a short break from their tour duties and head back to Idaho for the holidays. Jon’s family is quite excited to be welcoming a new grandbaby to the family soon, so we wish them all the very best.

The 2015 calendar is filling up for the tour truck. Land Line Magazine and “Land Line Now” will have all the details.