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August 3, 2022
What Drivers Can Do Now to Prepare for Economic Downturn
Independent truckers are understandably concerned with the immediate future of their small businesses. With recession fears on the rise and fuel prices hamstringing efforts to cut costs, owner-operators who previously enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of running the show themselves now represent a vulnerable segment of the nation’s economy.
July 8, 2022
What You’ll Need to Build a Profitable Trucking Business
By taking full advantage of what you can control as an owner operator, you will help set your business up for success and be better equipped to handle challenges that arise when the uncontrollable variables don’t add up in your favor.
Can I Afford the Jump to Owner Operator?
If the transition from fleet driver to independent owner operator were easy, just about everyone would do it. It’s an appealing career move for drivers who know the industry inside-out.
June 2, 2022
The Perks of Joining an Established Trucking Association
Striking out on your own to become an owner-operator is a serious undertaking, even for those with years of industry experience. That’s why many new owner-operators find joining a trucking association to be extremely useful.
How Driving Habits Affect Fuel Economy
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.
May 4, 2022
What to Expect in Your First Year as an 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.
April 26, 2022
8 Resources to Help Get Your Trucking Business Off the Ground
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…
April 4, 2022
7 Changes Owner-Operators Can Make to Save Money
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.
March 14, 2022
6 Tips for Keeping Clean Company Records
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.
February 24, 2022
How Truckers Strike a Healthy Work-Life Balance
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.