RWI Transportation, an asset-based logistics company providing regional and national truckload, expedited, and refrigerated warehousing services, announces the launch of a new educational program geared toward helping independent owner operators to be successful in their businesses.
Called “RWI University,” this program contains nine core business courses to help owner operators effectively manage their businesses. Courses cover topics such as getting started as a business owner, fuel management, budgeting, and tax deductions. There is no cost to participate.
RWI Transportation developed the curriculum to be meaningful and practical to its owner operators, using direct feedback and perspective from them. “We listened to the pains of our current owner operator base to determine what courses could help them to better manage their business,” said Tom Curee, RWI Transportation’s driver retention specialist who was instrumental in developing the curriculum. “As small business entrepreneurs, owner operators today have so much to take care of on a daily basis. We wanted to provide a resource to them that would make those daily tasks easier and help their business be more profitable.”
To accommodate the physical spaced needed for this course along with other training needs, RWI Transportation recently expanded their orientation facility by adding a new mobile office outside of their corporate headquarters in Wilder, Ky. RWI University also will be accessible to owner operators from any mobile device or computer, as well as from RWI Transportation’s terminals in Dallas, Texas, and Bloomington, Calif.
RWI Transportation successfully manages more than 100,000 shipments each year of all types of freight fully through the use of owner operators. “Our success as a company is dependent upon the success of our owner operators,” said Daryl Harmon, director of driver recruitment, retention, training and lease purchase operations for RWI Transportation. “We are dedicated to providing the tools necessary to help them manage their business, and we are confident that RWI University will do just that.”