OOIDA webinar series: How to survive and thrive during a compliance review

By Land Line staff | 9/13/2013

There’s good news and bad news to report when it comes to changes FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program is implementing with compliance reviews.  

The good: CSA is supposed to cut down on the number of compliance reviews it conducts.
The bad: Roadside inspections can and will trigger more “targeted compliance reviews.”

That’s the topic of the next OOIDA business webinar on Sept. 19, which will give you the information you need to prepare for a compliance review of your business.

Webinar host Tom Gann says being organized and maintaining the proper paperwork is key, so the bulk of this webinar will focus on what information you need to have readily available to present to an auditor.

“We’re going to be discussing basically what the auditor is going to be looking for when they come out for a compliance review,” he said. “We’re literally going to go through the file cabinet, tell you what they’re looking for and what they need to see.”

The webinar will feature interviews with members of the OOIDA Foundation, who will be there to give motor carriers the information they need to ensure the necessary paperwork and preparation is completed.

Gann said the webinar will also cover “The 16 Deadly Sins” – violations that, by themselves, can cause motor carriers to end up with an unsatisfactory rating from the auditors.

Catch the live broadcast at 7 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Sept. 19. Or you can 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, understanding 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.

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