Want To Become An Owner-Operator? You Can “Truck To Success” With OOIDA’s Online Business Series

August 2023

Grain Valley, MO…  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has noticed that for a variety of reasons, many small trucking businesses tend to fail within the first year of operating. The OOIDA Foundation, which is the educational and research affiliate of OOIDA, wants to help navigate those going through the change from a company driver to an owner-operator, or simply help with the desire to have a more successful trucking business.

To help take that step, the OOIDA Foundation offers the Truck to Success course, with the option of participating either in person or online. The annual, in-person option is a three-day course designed for drivers looking to become a leased-on owner-operator or an owner-operator under their own authority. 

This short promotional video describes an overview of the course.  

In addition to the annual event, the OOIDA Foundation has made the same valuable information available to truckers anytime of the year and from anywhere. Ninety-day access to an online video version of the class can be purchased for $250. Learn more here:https://www.ooida.com/product/truck-to-success-seminar/

On the fence? Here is a free preview to help those in deciding whether to sign up. It features the “Cost of Operations” and is one of the most popular topics and is just one of several complete sessions in OOIDA’s business education course.

Those that participate in either version will hear from trucking experts dedicated to helping drivers become successful business owners. The training is designed to follow a logical path along the transition from a company driver to an independent contractor.

This year’s in-person course is scheduled for Oct. 17-19, 2023 in Blue Springs, Mo. For those who cannot attend in-person, virtual attendance also will be available. The price of admission varies, depending on your method of attendance. Sign up before September 1, to receive a free year membership.

To register for the upcoming course, visit https://www.ooida.com/online-education/truck-to-success/

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 both classes is open to anyone, you do not have to be a member of OOIDA to participate in the classes.

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 150,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the greater Kansas City, MO area.