Truck to Success for aspiring owner-ops set for May 5-7

March-April 2020

Land Line Staff


The decision to become an owner-operator shouldn’t be taken lightly. A driver needs to come up with a list of things to think about and check them off one by one. It is easy to miss some aspects that need to be considered, but help is available.

In fact, that is the reason OOIDA developed its Truck to Success course. The three-day course is specifically designed for company drivers who are interested in transitioning to owner-operators.

OOIDA wants to do everything possible to help drivers be successful and make the right decision for them, said Lewie Pugh, executive vice president of OOIDA.

The next Truck to Success course is planned for May 5-7 in Blue Springs, Mo. Tuition for the course is $495 per person, which includes course materials and handouts and also breakfast, lunch and snacks.

OOIDA’s Truck to Success is a course taught by trucking experts, many with extensive experience behind the steering wheel of a tractor-trailer.

OOIDA draws on in-house expertise to discuss permitting, getting your own authority, brokering and factoring, developing a business plan, drug and alcohol testing requirements, and more.

OOIDA also brings in outside experts, including tax expert Barry Fowler of Taxation Solutions Inc. and, to explain tax strategies, forming a business entity and maximizing deductions.

Also, Ethan Nadolson of, who has more than 30 years of experience in truck sales, is scheduled to advise students on purchasing and financing equipment.

Sign up at Sign up by April 15 to get a free year of membership in OOIDA. The final day to register is May 1.

Tuition doesn’t include lodging, but attendees qualify for OOIDA’s corporate hotel rate. To book a room at the Blue Springs Courtyard by Marriott, call 816-228-8100 and mention being with OOIDA to receive the discounted corporate rate. LL