The deadline to enroll in OOIDA’s Truck to Success intensive training course for someone considering a career as an owner-operator is March 1.
Truck to Success is scheduled for March 12-14 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, Mo. It is a 2½-day business education training course taught by true trucking experts who have worked and do work for the largest trucking association dedicated to helping drivers in all areas be successful.
The training consists of expert trainers and interaction among participants. Some homework is required for students to get the most from the course.
The Truck to Success curriculum is designed to follow a logical transition from a company driver to an independent contractor.
- Developing a business plan that works for you.
- Buying a new or used truck.
- Equipment financing.
- Pros and cons of running under your own authority or leasing on to a carrier.
- New entrant safety audits and compliance reviews.
- Drug and alcohol testing requirements.
- Permits and licensing.
- Taxes and business structures.
- Brokers and factoring.
- Current issues affecting the industry.
To view a video produced by OOIDA about the Truck to Success course, click here.
Registration for OOIDA’s Truck to Success class is open to anyone – you do not have to be a member of OOIDA to participate in the classes.
Tuition for the class is $495 per person. That includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Lodging is not included. However, participants can book a room at the Courtyard by Marriott and receive OOIDA’s corporate rate. Participants who register before Feb. 1 will receive a year’s membership for free.
The class is presented by the OOIDA Foundation, an affiliate of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The OOIDA Foundation was created to fund and sponsor research concerning economic and safety issues affecting the motor carrier industry.
The OOIDA Foundation also provides professional truck drivers with education of various issues related to commercial trucking, including FDA-approved sanitary transportation courses, load boards, getting your broker authority, getting your operation authority, CVSA inspections, lease agreements and more.
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