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OBAC offers new contract advisory service

WELLAND, Ont. -- The Owner-Operator's Business Association of Canada (OBAC) has launched its new Contract Advisory...

WELLAND, Ont. — The Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada (OBAC) has launched its new Contract Advisory Service for owner/operators.

The service is designed to help O/Os by providing an unbiased review of any for-hire or private carrier contract, so O/Os can make a more informed decision about whether to sign with a particular carrier.

“A service like this can help the owner/operator in several ways,” says OBAC Executive Director, Leo Van Tuyl. “Using the client’s own cost figures, we can determine if the carrier’s revenue package will be sufficient to meet their needs. We can also point out clauses that might prove troublesome in the future.”

The main benefit of the contract advisory service, notes Van Tuyl, is that having the contract reviewed in advance will show O/Os potential problems before they sign and then have to face a more expensive solution to contract problems.

“We recognize that switching carriers can cost an owner/operator up to $10,000 when accounting for downtime, paint, license fees, and other things. A modest investment at the outset can save owner/operators thousands in the future.”

O/Os can fax or e-mail a copy of their offered contract to OBAC, and the association will review it by ranking contract items against its recently produced Carrier/Owner-Operator Contract Guidelines. The association says it will review the contract and provide a report within two business days. The cost for the service is $75 for OBAC members, and $100 for nonmembers.

More information is available on OBAC’s web site (, in the Contract Guidelines section.

Contact OBAC about the contract advisory service at 888 794-9990, or by e-mail,

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