Considering a lease purchase? This week's webinar is for you

| 3/21/2012

Did you know that one of the most violated sections of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations is the section on leasing regs?

That’s why the newest webinar in OOIDA’s Business Education Series will outline your rights under a lease and help you avoid the dangers of a bad lease purchase. You will also get tips on what to look for and how to negotiate.

You can tune in on Thursday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Central time. If that time doesn’t work with your schedule or if you’re at the Mid-America Trucking Show, don’t worry. All of the webinars are archived and easily accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can view and review them at your convenience.

OOIDA designed the program with truckers’ lifestyles in mind. Webinar host Tom Gann says, “Webinars are presented by industry professionals in a user-friendly format delivered directly to the participant’s computer.”

Not many business-training seminars can offer OOIDA’s experience and knowledge of trucking topics, especially those relevant to owner-operators.

“The 2012 lineup of topics includes new subject matter that was suggested by participants of our past programs. … Plus we have updated the curriculum of presented topics to reflect the always changing regulations in the industry,” Gann said.

The new series of webinars gives truckers a one-two punch with some programs designed to help drivers understand rules, regulations and industry requirements, while other courses teach participants about the business side of trucking.

Look for topics like the authority process, preparing for and passing a new entrant safety audit, spec’ing a new or used truck and more.

There are two programs a month, each lasting about an hour. All programs are designed to help drivers at any level in their career. Truckers may purchase the entire course, or choose individual programs, or pick several webinars with smaller package deals.

OOIDA Senior Member Margaret Walton of Coatesville, PA, says: “What a good investment of an hour of my time! The Cost of Operations and Tax Issues webinar showed me how to develop a detailed financial picture of my niche hauling business.

“The personalized and very helpful attention the OOIDA webinar presenters gave my questions before, during and after the broadcast really impressed me. I wasn’t expecting to receive that kind of personal attention to my specific questions while participating in a computer-based class.”

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