OOIDA's latest webinar focuses on '16 deadly sins' of new entrant safety audits

By Land Line staff | 5/31/2013

Everyone who gets their operating authority for the first time is required to undergo a new entrant safety audit within the first 18 months of operation. OOIDA’s latest webinar will focus on preparing truckers for the safety audit.

The safety audit focuses on 16 safety regulations, the so-called “16 deadly sins,” where a violation on any of those key regs could trigger a compliance review.

The audit can also have an important impact on your bottom line, because failure to pass could mean revocation of your operating authority.

Members of the OOIDA Foundation will be conducting the webinar, which airs on Thursday, June 6.

The webinar will also review the entire new entrant audit process, as well as highlight the things motor carriers need to have on hand and be prepared for to ensure successful completion.

Catch the live broadcast on Thursday, June 6, or view it in the archive afterward at your convenience. There will be time after the live broadcast for questions and answers.

Few business-training seminars offer OOIDA’s experience and knowledge of trucking-related topics, especially those relevant to owner-operators. The 2013 series is no exception.

This 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.

Webinars cover topics such as transitioning from company driver to owner-operator, the authority process, using load boards and more.

OOIDA designed the program with convenience and truckers’ schedules in mind.

“Webinars are presented by industry professionals in a user-friendly format delivered directly to the participant’s computer,” Gann said.

Programs can be viewed during the original airing, and participants can revisit the material later at their convenience. Or they can sign up to view any program in the easy-to-access archive files, which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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

For more information, visit ooida.com/webinar, or call 800-444-5791, or follow the webinar series on Facebook.

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