Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
For Immediate Release
OOIDA showcases business series with “Shift into Success” event at GATS
(Grain Valley, Mo., July 1, 2019) – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will hold a free class to showcase the association’s business education series at the Great American Trucking Show on Thursday, August 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This free session is called “Shift Into Success” and is open to both members and non-members of OOIDA and will cover cost of operations for owner-operators and small fleet owners. Company drivers are welcome to attend to see what lies ahead if they are considering becoming an owner operator.
The “Shift Into Success” class will be in room C-147 in the convention center. Participants are not required to register in advance.
It will offer a glimpse into the kind of education offered in “Truck to Success,” the associations longer and more in-depth series of classes which take place in September.
Truck to Success is an intensive training course for drivers ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator. OOIDA conducted its first session in March 2019. The success of the class prompted OOIDA to plan a second Truck to Success training series, which is scheduled for three full days from Sept. 10-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Blue Springs. The training is designed to follow a logical path of information for transitioning from a company driver to an independent contractor.
• 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 intensive training 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 course to cover food. Sign up by Aug. 1 to get a free year of membership in OOIDA. The final day to register is Sept. 1.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the largest national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. The Association currently has more than 160,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the greater Kansas City, Mo. area.