memberwelcomeWe are happy to invite you to become a member of Oakland’s leading independent trucking organization.

As a non-profit trade association, WSA serves the needs of Primary Motor Carriers and Independent Owner Operators, shipping lines and terminals, brokers and exporters, and other businesses that make use of container drayage and intermodal shipping in and around the Port of Oakland.

The board and staff of WSA want to make your association with us as beneficial and rewarding as possible. We suggest you take a moment to refer to the membership benefits page for a complete list of the many ways your association with WSA benefits the regional trucking industry in our area as it serves the professional interests of your firm. Then, when you’re ready to join, go to the next tab to complete an interactive membership form.

As I’m sure you know we are at a pivotal time in our industry. Stringent environmental rules, higher levels of Port security, and proposed changes to labor policies create a heightened sense of urgency as we go about our daily business. Our commitment to you–our membership–is to provide the timely information and educational resources you need to make informed decisions that sustain long-term growth for your business and the industry as a whole. You also can count on WSA for industry leadership, a strong collective voice, and effective and highly informed advocacy on your behalf.

While we’re on the subject of dramatic change in our industry, I want to underscore the importance of our role in supporting and promoting safe, clean and green communities in our region. Local companies represented by WSA take an unequivocal stand that we must adopt clean technologies, improve the health of our communities and advance opportunities for economic equity with local hires. Through the policies and practices we promote, WSA is committed to demonstrating that what’s good for our industry is also good for local communities.

Thus, let me again welcome you to West State Alliance and say that we appreciate your interest in joining a body of stakeholders that promotes both good business and good social values for the West Oakland community.

We welcome your interest, we welcome your comments, and we welcome your participation in WSA.

Sincerely yours,
Miguel Silva
President, West State Alliance