Independent Truck Driver Takes Her Online Education On the Road
Grantham University¹s Tuition Discounts Allow Members of Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to Pursue Their Educational Goals
Kansas City, Mo. May 7, 2008 The flexibility of online classes combined with tuition discounts offered by Grantham University, (www.grantham.edu), is helping working adults like Linda Caffee, part of a husband and wife driver team for FedEx Custom Critical, pursue her education goals while enhancing her trucking business as an independent owner-operator.
³Because of our erratic schedule and not knowing where I will be from one day to the next, Grantham¹s online programs are a great fit for me because I can log on any time I¹m not driving,² said Linda Caffee, Grantham student and independent owner-operator. ³Because my husband is a member of OOIDA, I was able to participate in the discounted tuition rates offered by Grantham.²
Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, recently partnered with Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to offer members and employees the opportunity to take courses online. OOIDA members can enroll in an undergraduate or graduate degree program of their choice, or take individual courses to brush up on skills like accounting, math and business management.
Members and employees of OOIDA are given special tuition rates along with a textbook and technology grant, which covers the cost of required textbooks and software.
Grantham University¹s goal is to provide working adults like Linda Caffee with the opportunity to further their education, while they continue to manage and grow their businesses.
³We¹re very proud to partner with OOIDA,² said Tom Macon, chairman of Grantham University. ³As the complexity of the transportation industry evolves and the costs of running an independent driving business escalate, it is critical for owner-operators to supplement their practical trucking experience with a formal business education.²
So far, Caffee has enrolled in a business management class and plans to obtain her Bachelor¹s degree in Business Management in the future.
³In our business, I have to deal with laws in trucking and in business,² adds Caffee. ³My education will enhance our already successful independent owner-operator business.²
With more than 160,000 members, OOIDA represents the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. Since 1973, the association has actively advocated the views of professional truckers through its interaction with state, provincial and federal government agencies, legislatures, the courts, other associations, and private businesses to advance an equitable environment for commercial drivers. For more information about OOIDA, visit www.ooida.com.
About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable and academically challenging online courses and degree programs that prepare its graduates for careers in business, engineering technology, computer science, criminal justice, information technology and other professional fields. Grantham University offers a military scholarship and discount program for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members, as well as scholarships for law enforcement professionals. Grantham¹s courses are 100% online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world. Grantham University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). For more information, visit www.grantham.edu.