DOTAuthority.com recently renamed the Orlando Truckers’ Conference to reflect an expansion of event locations. The new brand will simply be The Truckers’ Conference. A new website, The Truckers’ Conference website, is currently under construction.
The Truckers’ Conference is being redesigned to focus more on offering educational seminars and workshops to truckers who are interested in starting their own transportation-related businesses. In 2008, the first Truckers’ Conference will be held Jan. 24-26 in Dallas. The Truckers’ Conference will return to Orlando, Fla., on May 15-17 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center. The final program planned for 2008 will occur Sept. 11-13 at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa.
The new program will offer a total of six four-hour seminars over the course of three consecutive days. The workshops will include such topics as “How to Start Your Own Transportation Business,” “How to Sell and Market Transportation Services,” “How to Find Freight and Set Freight Rates” and “How to Set Up & Negotiate Contracts.” The program also will offer mandatory training for new drivers, hours-of-service refresher training and mandatory reasonable suspicion supervisor training.
James Lamb, a licensed transportation practitioner and president of DOTAuthority.com, will conduct the majority of the seminars, which will include brief 15-minute presentations by related partners and sponsors. Lamb’s one-day freight broker training seminars and “Trucking Success” workshops, which cost $500 per day to attend, already are offered in major cities across the country.
The fee to attend The Truckers’ Conference is $199 for a one-day pass, allowing the visitor to attend two four-hour seminars. Those wishing to attend all three days may purchase an “All Access Pass” for $500, which will allow entrance into all six seminars. A “VIP Pass” is available, which includes overnight accommodations. Prices vary depending upon location.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the conferences, starting at $1,000. For $2,500, session sponsors will have the opportunity to give a 15-minute presentation, either in person or through a promotional DVD, video or webcast. Sponsors’ logos will be included on promotional and advertising material for the conferences. They also will be acknowledged throughout the conference for their contributions. For more information, call 800-215-5117 or visit The Truckers’ Conference website.