Interested in becoming an owner-operator? Take the Truck to Success course

January 18, 2019

Land Line Staff


If you or someone you know is considering a career as an owner-operator, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association wants to help.

OOIDA has designed a business education training course with that in mind. The Truck to Success course is a 2½-day intensive training for those ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator.

The Truck to Success course is scheduled for March 12-14 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, Mo.

The class will be taught by 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 students to get the most from the course.

The Truck to Success course curriculum is designed to follow a logical 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.
  • 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.
  • Current issues affecting the industry.

Registration for OOIDA’s Truck to Success course is open to anyone – you do not have to be a member of OOIDA to participate in the classes.

Tuition for the course is $495 per person. 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