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OBAC to offer CTHRC programs at a discount

WELLAND, Ont. -- OBAC and the CTHRC have reached a distribution agreement for CTHRC's Owner/Operator Business Skill...

WELLAND, Ont. — OBAC and the CTHRC have reached a distribution agreement for CTHRC’s Owner/Operator Business Skills Course.

While OBAC will not have exclusive distribution rights, the association will be able to offer the course at a discount, said OBAC’s interim executive director Leo van Tuyl, adding the association expects to be selling the course at $175, which is a 10 per cent savings from the normal retail of $195.

“This agreement is not exclusive in the sense that the other organizations that are approved distributors may still offer the course. However, I expect that OBAC members will only see the price savings if they purchase through OBAC,” said Van Tuyl.

The CTHRC course is a CD-based e-learning program designed for current and prospective owner-operators wishing to improve their ability to manage a small trucking operation.

“Distance-learning will allow our members to access course material right from the cabs of their trucks on a laptop computer,” Van Tuyl said. “We see computer-based training and other e-learning possibilities as an excellent way of delivering educational material to our members.

“When they’re home, they’ve got priorities other than spending time in front of the computer. There’s time for that on the road.”

CTHRC’s Owner/Operator Business Skills Course covers all aspects of running and managing a small trucking enterprise from determining suitability of becoming an owner/operator to spec’ing the truck, tracking costs, negotiating contracts, hiring and paying a driver, and choosing a financial service provider. It contains useful tools that can be used immediately to evaluate different carriers and find out exactly how much money is left in the owner-operator’s pocket at the end of the day.

Written by owner/operators for owner/operators, the course is in plain, clear language. It’s a self-loading, user-friendly point-and-click program.

For further information on OBAC and the discount the association is offering, call 1-888-794-9990.

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