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January 4, 2021

What Is the Difference Between Interstate and Intrastate in Trucking?

Business Management, Motor Carrier Authority, Owner Operator

If you’re planning on starting your own trucking company, you’ll have to figure out how where you want to haul. You can choose to haul loads in one state or more than one, but what you choose can have a big impact on your profit.

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December 15, 2020

What To Expect Your First Year as a New Trucking Company

Business Management, Haulin Assets, Owner Operator

Ever thought about starting your own trucking company, but don’t know what to expect during the first year of operation? Here’s a real look at what happens when you start a trucking company, from miles traveled to profit earned.

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October 9, 2020

What Is the Best Business Structure for a Trucking Company?

Business Management, Owner Operator

If you’re thinking about starting a trucking company, the first step is to decide how you want to register your business.

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September 24, 2020

Hours of Service Rule Change for September 2020

Business Management, Hours of Service

The Hours of Service ruling comes into effect as of September 29, 2020. Learn more about the changes to this ruling and how it may impact your trucking company.

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July 8, 2020

What’s the Difference Between an MC Number and a DOT Number?

DOT, Motor Carrier Authority

Deciding whether your trucking company needs an MC Number or DOT Number is an important part of starting your trucking company. Check out this overview of what each of these are and the differences between the two.

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July 7, 2020

How Long Does It Take To Get a DOT Number?

DOT, Motor Carrier Authority

You can get a DOT Number in about an hour that is active immediately. However, if you need an MC Number, it takes a few weeks before that number becomes active. Learn more about how long it takes!

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May 29, 2020

The Consequences of Hiring a Bad Driver

Business Management, Haulin Assets

Hiring a bad driver for your trucking company can be detrimental. Here are some of the consequences you can face when hiring someone who’s not the right fit, plus some tips to make the hiring process go smoothly.

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May 27, 2020

What Is IFTA?

IFTA

The International Fuel Tax Agreement is how states and some provinces in Canada adjust and balance taxes collected on fuel based on miles traveled instead of just where fuel was purchased. Learn more about what IFTA is and how it works!

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April 9, 2020

Pros and Cons of Different Trailer Types [Infographic]

Truck Purchases

A big piece of equipment you need for becoming the owner of your own trucking company or an independent owner operator is the right trailer. Here are a few of the more common trailer types and their advantages and disadvantages.

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March 16, 2020

How To Request a DOT PIN (With Video Tutorial)

DOT

Your DOT PIN is an important number to have on hand, as it allows you to log into all of DOT’s and FMCSA’s systems to update information about your trucking company and get important info, like CSA scores. Watch our video tutorial on how you can get yours.

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