GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will offer a class to help those interested in starting a small trucking business.
OOIDA’s business education training, Truck to Success, is an intensive training for those ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator.
The class is scheduled for March 12-14, 2019, near OOIDA headquarters.
The class features trucking experts dedicated to helping drivers become successful. The training consists of expert trainers and interaction among participants. Some homework is required for full participation.
The training is designed to follow a logical path of information on the transition from a company driver to an independent contractor.
For a variety of reasons, many businesses fail within the first year of operating. If you are thinking about making the switch from a company driver to an owner-operator, or just desire to have a more successful business, we would encourage you to consider OOIDA’s business education training course.
Topics include developing a business plan that works for you. buying a new or used truck, equipment financing, insurance, pros and cons of running under your own authority or leasing on to a carrier, new entrant safety audits and compliance reviews, drug and alcohol testing requirements, permits and licensing, taxes and business structures, brokers and factoring, and current issues affecting the industry.
Registration is open to anyone. Registrants do not have to be a member of OOIDA to participate in the classes. The cost is $495 per person and that includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Lodging is not included. However, participants can book a room and receive OOIDA’s corporate rate.
Participants who register before February 1 will receive a year’s membership for free.
To register, visit www.OOIDAOnlineEducation.com.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the largest national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. The Association currently has more than 160,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the greater Kansas City, Missouri.
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