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“We believe in truckers. They are good, honest, hard-working men and women – and without them, America stops moving. They’re committed to doing their jobs and we’re committed to helping them keep those jobs.”

 


Jim C. Klepper
Attorney at Law - Chairman / Founder

Jim spent the early part of his law career as a prosecutor. This gave him an in-depth understanding of how the law enforcement side of things works, how lawyers and judges handle cases, and what to expect from the police.

It was through that experience that he realized the unfair standards placed on truckers and the lack of fair representation. He knew that drivers were losing their CDLs when it could have been prevented. Time and time again, he went to trial as a prosecutor against a driver who had no legal representation and that driver was found guilty. While many CDL attorneys would call this a successful career record, Jim called it the turning point. He knew he wanted to help truckers defend themselves against a system that was setting them up to fail.

That was 1990, one year before the CDL license was required nationwide. Jim left his job at the prosecutor’s office to create his own practice dedicated to helping truckers. His first step was to take the CDL exam himself, just so he could see what drivers were going through.

Since then, Jim and the team at Interstate Trucker have earned the trust of individual truckers and carriers nationwide, defending nearly 350,000 cases in every one of the continental 48 states.

 


J. Bradley Klepper, Esq.
President

Before joining the business with his father, Brad specialized in transactional law, business defense litigation, and intellectual property at a large national law firm. Those areas of specialty proved to be especially beneficial to clients of Interstate Trucker.

Brad has dedicated much of his time to DataQs challenges, which are challenges posed to the FMCSA for CSA incidents, to examine data and reports filed by law enforcement. These challenges have helped thousands of drivers keep their jobs. His understanding of the process in which reports are filed, the differences in laws from state to state, and areas in which mistakes are commonly made has been a critical factor in winning cases for his clients.

Brad graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Oklahoma City University School of Law, receiving four separate American Jurisprudence awards for academic excellence. He has authored articles in numerous publications and spoken on topics ranging from CSA defense to litigation positioning.

 


Charles E. “Chip” Land
Executive Vice President - National Marketing Director

Chip has a diverse background that covers everything from professional sports to oil and gas to telecommunications.

He attended the University of Missouri on a football scholarship, where he also lettered in baseball and then moved to the University of Oklahoma and received a Masters Degree with Distinction. From college, he began what would become a long, distinguished career in the oil and gas industry.

In 1989, Chip founded an initiative to bring the first-ever professional basketball team to Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Cavalry, of the NBA’s official development league. He served as the team’s president and general manager for six years, during which time the team was considered the most successful in the league’s 50-year history. He initiated the Continental Basketball Association’s ‘Stay in School’ program and received the Oklahoma Sports Headliner of the Year award and the Phoenix award for his contributions to the redevelopment of downtown Oklahoma City.

Prior to joining Interstate Trucker, Chip served as account manager for multi-billion-dollar telecommunications company, Southwestern Bell/AT&T, where he was involved in all facets of advertising, marketing and product development, and internet directory and website services.

Since 2001 Chip has channeled this broad business background solely into the trucking industry, especially at the state trucking association level, while leading Drivers Legal Plan to national prominence with a renewed commitment toward trucking safety.

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