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June 2, 2022

How Driving Habits Affect Fuel Economy

Owner Operator

With the cost of fuel on the rise, it pays to explore your options when it comes to potential per-gallon savings. Fortunately, there are several tips that can help save you money for every mile you drive. Here are a few key principles to follow that can help drive your fuel costs down.

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May 4, 2022

What to Expect in Your First Year as an Owner-Operator

Owner Operator

Being an owner-operator is a natural next step for many truck drivers who’ve been around the business for a while, or for anyone who simply loves the idea of owning their own rig. While switching roles to a full-time owner-operator does carry some risk and isn’t the type of decision a driver should make without first putting it some serious thought, the career move also includes the potential for huge personal and financial rewards.

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April 26, 2022

8 Resources to Help Get Your Trucking Business Off the Ground

Business Management, Owner Operator

New owner-operators have a lot on their plate. Securing a truck, a job and all the necessary compliance paperwork to get started can quickly get out of hand if you don’t stay organized. Here at Motor Carrier HQ, we know all about what it’s like to build something from the ground up. That’s why we’ve…

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April 4, 2022

7 Changes Owner-Operators Can Make to Save Money

Owner Operator

One of the biggest challenges new owner-operators face when they begin working for themselves is the surprisingly high cost of doing business. Many would-be drivers meticulously save up for their own rig only to abandon all that careful budgeting and preparation once they’re finally out on the job.

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March 14, 2022

6 Tips for Keeping Clean Company Records

Business Management, Uncategorized

Clean company records are a necessity in the trucking industry. With the sheer volume of federal regulations, licenses, and safety procedures needed to operate a shipping business, it makes sense that keeping accurate books is a priority for all.

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February 24, 2022

How Truckers Strike a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Business Management, Owner Operator

For those who are new to the trucking industry, it’s not always clear where to begin when trying to find a happy medium between work and home. Here’s a look at some of the things truckers can do now to develop a healthy work-life balance.

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February 8, 2022

Get to Know Driver Hours of Service Regulations

Business Management, Hours of Service

The Hours of Service model was designed first and foremost to make roads safer, both for truck drivers and everyday commuters. Read more about these regulations and how you can enforce them in your business.

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January 27, 2022

Why DOT Audits Happen, and What You Can Do Now to Prepare

DOT, DOT Audit

Here’s what you need to know about DOT audits including what often triggers them, what types of audits exist, how best to prepare your business for an audit, and what to do if things don’t go according to plan.

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How Do I Determine Whether I am Subject to FMCSA’s Safety Regulations?

Motor Carrier Authority

Here’s what you should know about FMCSA regulations, how to know if they apply to you and the resources Motor Carrier HQ can provide to help you establish a successful, compliant trucking operation.

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January 4, 2022

How Hot Shot Trucking Works and What You’ll Need to Get Started

Owner Operator

If you’re considering hot shot trucking, here’s a look at everything aspiring drivers need to know about taking on hot shot jobs, obtaining the necessary equipment and licenses, and various methods current drivers employ to find and accept well-paying loads across the country.

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I enjoy working with the staff and how it was a no sales pressure approach. This approach allowed me to take my time and make up my own mind on moving forward with my trucking company. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and are there to answer any questions you may have. Tyler was my representative and I couldn’t be happier with his service.

- Marcellus H.

I’ve listened to the Haulin Assets podcast since it started and I knew when I was ready to get my DOT started I would have the guys at Motorcarrier HQ take care of it, well they didn’t disappointed in how quickly and professionally they started my LLC and got me my DOT numbers, I’ll be going back sometime next year for them to get my MC started and complete the process to getting my authority, hope this helps someone who is on the fence.

- Daniel M.

Extremely professional and armed with all of the compliance knowledge required to get your trucking company up and running. We’re looking forward to a long relationship with Motor Carrier HQ and especially our amazing account rep Matthew.

- Jay S.

Very good experience. Tyler is awesome to work with. Very reliable and trustworthy. If you are looking to open a trucking company, I would only use this company.

- Mark S.

The Motor Carriers HQ personnel are very helpful. I would highly recommend starting your business with them. They are professional, knowledgeable and very patient. Whether you purchase from them or not, they answer every question. I was paired up with Mathew and I don’t think I could have received any one better.

- Damien M.

They make it to easy by offering everything you need with just one call. Will continue to use them as its a great value and time saver.

- Robert V.

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