Ready to take the plunge and start your own trucking business?
Have you toyed with the idea of becoming an owner-operator but aren’t quite sure where to start? Not to worry. Truck to Success, OOIDA’s business education training, is a 2½-day intensive training for those ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator.
Truck to Success is scheduled for March 12-14 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, Mo. The class features true trucking experts who have worked and do work for the largest trucking association dedicated to helping drivers in all areas be 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. Topics include:
- Developing a business plan that works for you.
- Buying a new or used truck.
- Equipment financing.
- 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.
- Current issues affecting the industry.
Registration is open to anyone – you 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 at the Courtyard by Marriott and receive OOIDA’s corporate rate. Participants who register before
Feb. 1 will receive a year’s membership for free.
To register, visit OOIDAOnlineEducation.com. LL