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Trucking Business Webinar Training Series

5 sessions ending Wed, Apr 5
Facilitated by Pikes Peak SBDC
Topic: Government Contracting

Join CDOT's Connect2DOT program and the Pikes Peak SBDC for Trucking Webinar Wednesdays at 9am. These FREE workshops are designed for trucking and hauling contractors on highway, street, and CDOT projects.


Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Register Online button to register for all 5 classes in the series or click on the individual links below to sign up for specific classes.

If you can't attend on a specific date/time, you can still register to receive the link to the recording after the live session.

March 8, 9AM-10:30AM - Key Steps to Starting & Running a Successful Trucking Business

March 15, 9AM-11AM - DOT Compliance & Maintenance

March 22, 9AM-10:30AM - Bidding & Estimating for Trucking Contractors

March 29, 9AM-11AM - CDOT Trucking Compliance & Certified Payrolls

April 5, 9AM-10:30AM - DBE Certification for Trucking Contractors (Bilingual)

Details of each class are below:

1. Key Steps to Starting & Running a Successful Trucking Company

Over 87% of American’s goods and services depends on the trucking industry. It is a 800 billion dollar industry and you can make A LOT of money in trucking, but only when you’re properly educated on how to do it the right way. This webinar is for startup trucking companies or owner-operators who are new to running your own business. We will walk you through the regulatory steps for intra-state trucking and hauling, as well as how to find and land new business.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to setup your business
  • Identify your niche in the business
  • How to obtain Equipment
  • Get to the money! Booking Loads or Government contracts
  • Recruiting Drivers
  • Safety & Compliance
  • Accountability

2. DOT Trucking Compliance and Maintenance

Are you sure your trucks are all safe and compliant with federal and state regulations? Join us for an important trucking safety webinar presented by Ryan Byers of Front Range Compliance Services. You'll get up-to-date information on the latest trucking safety compliance guidance and requirements, what future changes will look like, and how to make sure your company is as safe as possible on the road.

What You'll Learn:

  • USDOT compliance requirements
  • Hours of service for short-haul operations
  • When to complete log books
  • Vehicle maintenance - Zero violations!
  • What and when to expect driver vehicle inspections
  • Leased vehicle and driver requirements

3. Bidding & Estimating for Trucking Contractors

As a trucking subcontractor, you're stuck paying whatever the general contractors pays, right? WRONG! Whether you have several trucks or you're an owner/operator, you can bid jobs to make a profit and negotiate your rates with confidence. Join us for a webinar on estimating and bidding that is customized specifically for trucking/hauling firms working on construction projects. You'll learn how to refine your estimating process to create more accurate bids and establish rates that you can back up.

What You'll Learn:

  • How trucking bids are structured
  • Calculating your costs
  • Estimating hourly, by the load, or by the job
  • Direct labor and overhead costs
  • Billing for travel to/from job sites
  • Billing for "wait" times
  • What primes want to see if your bids
  • Errors to avoid
  • Submitting your bid
  • Bid follow up actions

4. CDOT Trucking Compliance & Certified Payrolls

Whether you have a subcontract on a CDOT project or a service contract directly with CDOT, trucking companies are subject to FHWA contracting requirements on federal-aid contracts. That means you must comply with various CDOT processes and regulations including the Form 205: Sublet Permit Application, Davis-Bacon wages, certified payrolls, site of work, DBE subcontracting, and more. This webinar will cover contract compliance regulations as they relate to trucking on CDOT projects.

What You'll Learn:

  • Requirements prior to starting work
  • Davis-Bacon and related Acts
  • Defining the site of work
  • Certified payrolls and LCPtracker
  • B2GNow and Prompt payment
  • CDOT construction specifications
  • DBE subcontracting and counting

5. DBE Certification for Trucking Contractors (Bilingual)

Are you a minority or woman owner of a trucking company? Did you know getting certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) can significantly increase your opportunities for work on CDOT and other City and County construction projects? General contractors and other DBE trucking firms often have goals to subcontract a percentage of work to DBE certified truckers. This webinar will walk you through what is required and how to apply. We'll answer your questions (English and Spanish) and provide a free follow up application review before you submit.

What You'll Learn:

  • Whether your trucking company is eligible for DBE certification
  • Why you should get DBE certified
  • How to complete the DBE application
  • What documents are required from your business and the owners
  • Where to find DBE contracting opportunities
  • DBE rules for subcontracting

Fee: No Cost

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