In October 2006, OOIDA partnered with a community college in
the Kansas City area and offered a three-day seminar on the business aspects of
trucking. Twenty attendees earned certificates of completion. This week,
OOIDA's Tom Weakley announced the Association is ready to do it again.
The next seminar is scheduled for March 6-8 at the Blue
River Community College campus in Blue Springs, MO. Subjects covered will
include everything from what insurance to carry to how to do your taxes. The
topic curriculum is primarily managed by Weakley, who is the OOIDA Foundation
Operations Director. He said students will also get instruction from an
experienced group of professionals from OOIDA's Business Services Department.
"Being able to learn and ask
questions of the experts who deal with the issues on a daily basis added
credibility and value to the seminar," Weakley said. "One of the most unique features of the seminar is the
ability to bring in professionals from other departments within OOIDA that have
a wealth of practical and useful information."
The graduates of the seminar in
their reviews listed those professionals' presentations as some of the most
beneficial aspects of their learning experiences.
For more information on the seminar, fees and how to
register, call Clare Roberts, the community relations manager for Blue River
Community College, at (816) 220-6518.