OOIDA business seminar returns in March

| 2/6/2009

Business seminars conducted by OOIDA can help truckers take positive steps to becoming successful owner-operators. The next seminar is scheduled for March 10, 11 and 12 at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association headquarters in Grain Valley, MO.

Instructor Tom Weakley of the OOIDA Foundation along with guests from various OOIDA departments will share their knowledge and experience with Association members in an informal classroom setting.

Subjects include operating authority, taxes, spec’ing a truck, financing, cost of operation, broker-carrier agreements, leasing, insurance, drug testing, safety audits, inspections and how to keep good records.

“Obviously in this downturned economy, it’s more important than ever that you understand the aspects of the business side of trucking,” Weakley told Land Line. “People need to be much more aware of what it takes to be a successful owner-operator.”

The cost of $450 includes the three-day seminar lasting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, course materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Click here to view more information and to access an online registration form. Enrollment is limited to the first 25 who are confirmed. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

OOIDA headquarters is located in Grain Valley, MO, approximately 24 miles east of Kansas City, MO, at Exit 24 of Interstate 70. The address is 1 NW OOIDA Drive, Grain Valley, MO 64029.

Call 800-444-5791 for more information.

– By David Tanner, staff writer