Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
For Immediate Release
OOIDA showcases business education series at MATS
(Grain Valley, Mo., February 24, 2020) – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will hold a free class to showcase the association’s business education series at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Friday, March 27 from 3-4 p.m.
This free session is called “Shift Into Success” and is open to anyone interested in learning more, membership is not required. Company drivers are welcome to attend to see what lies ahead if they are considering becoming an owner-operator. If you are already an owner-operator, you can still benefit as the class is designed to help both leased-on owner-operators and those under their own authority become more successful and profitable in their business.
The “Shift Into Success” class will be in seminar room B104 in the convention center. Participants are not required to register in advance.
Those attending this event will also be shown a glimpse into the types of education and topics offered in “Truck to Success,” the association’s longer and more in-depth series of classes.
“Truck to Success” is an intensive training course for drivers ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator. It is scheduled for three full days from May 5-7, 2020 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 Truck to Success 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 meals. Sign up by April 15 to get a free year of membership in OOIDA. The deadline to register is May 1. Lodging is not included.
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.