Truck to Success with OOIDA’s Business Education

Considering a move from employee driver to Owner-Operator? Check this out before you make that big decision.

“Truck to Success” is OOIDA’s business education training, is an intensive training for those ready to take their first steps toward becoming an Owner-Operator.

The FALL 2019 “Truck to Success” educational program is scheduled for three full days on Sept. 10-12, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs, Missouri.

The first Truck to Success seminar (held in March 2019) was 2½ days, but the class schedule for the fall seminar has been extended by half a day.

The training is designed to follow a logical path of information for transitioning from a Company Driver to an Owner-Operator.

Topics during “Truck to Success” include:

  • Developing a business plan;
  • Equipment, including the decision to buy new or used and financing options;
  • Insurance;
  • 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.

The seminar will be taught by trucking experts, many with extensive experience behind the steering wheel of a tractor-trailer, who work for the largest trucking association dedicated to helping drivers in all areas be successful.

The seminar also will feature Barry Fowler, a leading expert in tax resolution issues and CEO of Taxation Solutions and TruckerTaxTools.com, which provides truck drivers with services such as tax preparation, entity formation and business consulting.

Tuition for the seminar is $495 per person, which includes course materials and handouts and also breakfast, lunch and snacks. Each attendee may bring one guest for an additional $34.50 per day (or $103.50 for the course) to cover food.

Sign up by August 1, 2019 to get a free year of membership in OOIDA! The final day to register for the seminar is September 1, 2019.

You can sign up for the seminar by clicking HERE.

Seminar tuition does not include lodging. Attendees, however, do qualify for OOIDA’s corporate rate. To book a room at the Blue Springs Courtyard by Marriott, call (816) 228-8100 and mention you are with OOIDA or use this link to receive the discounted corporate rate.

*Some homework is required for full participation.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the only national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. The Association currently has more than 157,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the Greater Kansas City, Mo., area.

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