A new opportunity to learn about how trucking companies operate is available at an Arkansas college.

Focus EduSolutions, in partnership with Arkansas Tech University, announces the launch of a program awarding micro-credentials in Trucking Operations. The program was designed by industry experts for those looking to start a new profession or further their careers. The micro-credentials will teach the basics and fundamentals of how to be successful in trucking.

According to a statement from Focus EduSolutions, Trucking Operations is for “the new-to-trucking or entry-level trucking industry employee looking for an overview of trucking company operations, roles within the industry, and critical industry standards and regulations.” This credential is also for the aspiring transportation operations manager who is learning to manage all transportation or hauling needs within a business.

Trucking Operations covers:

  • how trucking and freight operations work
  • the foundations for various types of freight
  • trucking equipment
  • trucking loads
  • driver planning and driver hours of service
  • processes for being able to plan and dispatch loads to drivers
  • customer service
  • a basic understanding of accounting principles that are necessary for trucking management

Enrollment is now open for the six-week-long Trucking Operations offering. The first start date is Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Focus EduSolutions says micro-credentials “a non-traditional learning pathway where students gain skill-sets in a specific technical area and receive a credential within a matter of weeks, serving both the student and the industry in a timely and affordable format.”