OOIDA webinar series: Need-to-know info on 'The Laws of the Road'

By Land Line staff | 9/27/2013

When it comes to traffic and regulatory enforcement issues, sometimes the best thing a driver can do is consult the help of a trained legal professional.

Two such men will be the featured guests of latest OOIDA business webinar on Oct. 3. The webinar will focus on the laws of the road, and what drivers need to know about what to say, and in some cases, what not to say.

Joining webinar host Tom Gann will be attorneys Jeff McConnell and James Mennella of Road Law in Oklahoma City. They are frequent guests on “Land Line Now” and have a regular column in Land Line Magazine.

“It’s impossible for a truck driver to keep up with the rules and regulations in all 48 states,” Gann said. “That’s what an attorney is for. Unless you get somebody that specializes in trucking, a regular attorney is also not going to be familiar with all those rules and regulations.”

Catch the live broadcast at 7 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Oct. 3. 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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