OOIDA classes aim to prep drivers for success

The Truck to Success course is set for Sept. 10-12 in Blue Springs, Mo.

August-September 2019

Land Line Staff


The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is offering classes aimed at providing prospective owner-operators all the tools they need to be successful.

OOIDA’s Truck to Success course offers intensive training for drivers ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator. The Association offered its first Truck to Success course in March. The popularity of the seminar prompted OOIDA to offer another set of classes from Sept. 10-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, Mo.

Topics include:

  • Developing a business plan.
  • Equipment, including the decision to buy new or used and financing options.
  • Choosing to be an owner-operator under your own authority or lease to a carrier.
  • Entrant safety audit and compliance review.
  • Drug and alcohol consortium and requirements.
  • Permits and licensing.
  • Taxes and business structures.
  • Broker and factoring.
  • Current issues affecting the industry and how to have input.

Tuition for the three-day Truck to Success course is $495 per person, which includes course materials and handouts, as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks. Each attendee may bring one guest for an additional $34.50 per day or $103.50 for the whole course to cover food. The final day to register is Sept. 1.

You can sign up for the seminar by going to OOIDAOnlineEducation.com.

Shift Into Success

In addition to Truck to Success, OOIDA is offering a Shift Into Success seminar at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas.

The class will focus on determining the cost of operations for owner-operators and small fleet owners.

GATS is scheduled for Aug. 22-24.

OOIDA’s business class will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, in room C-147. The two-hour class is free to the public, and drivers do not need to be a member of OOIDA to attend. Participants are not required to register in advance.

Shift Into Success will include a portion of the information featured at OOIDA’s Truck to Success course. LL