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March 31, 2023

What Is A Dot Number And Why Do You Need It


The world of trucking comes with a learning curve, but it’s not too steep of a grade once you start the journey. Part of it includes familiarizing yourself with some of the industry phrases that help you comply with the various rules and regulations. One of the most important phrases to know is your “DOT number.” Read our blog to learn what it is and why you need it.

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March 18, 2023

Buying a New Semi-Truck vs Used Rig

Truck Purchases

The decision to buy a used or new semi-truck isn’t one that should be made lightly. Financially it makes the most sense to get something new when you can, however, your business’s situation might call for a used truck instead. Read our blog to learn the difference between buying a New Semi-Truck vs Used Rig.

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February 22, 2023

Tax Tips for Owner Operators

Owner Operator

Tax season is here! For owner-operators new to filing, this article will help you know where to start and how to prioritize your paperwork. Even if you’ve been paying quarterly taxes for a while, this quick refresher will help you know what to keep front and center.

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February 15, 2023

How Much Do IRP Plates Cost


Not all owner operators are required to obtain IRP licensing plates and registration. It only applies to you if you drive into more than one jurisdiction to do your work. Let’s take a closer look at IRP requirements and costs.

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January 30, 2023

Why You Need to Know Your Basic CSA Scores


A Breakdown of One of the Most Important Driver Safety Scores As an owner operator, your safety habits and accountability measures matter. Not only do they have an impact on your bottom line, they also affect the safety and wellbeing of other drivers on the road. When each member of the trucking industry takes their…

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January 26, 2023

What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse


Staying up-to-date with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) drug and alcohol requirements is one of the most important tasks required of owner operators. Learn about a nifty tool that can help you stay on top of it all: The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

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November 28, 2022

6 Ways to Protect Your Business from Scammers

Business Management

Outfitting your new business — especially if you’re a new owner-operator — means also outfitting your security measures and taking time to evaluate any gaps in your security knowledge. While life would be a lot easier if we could trust every business, person, or contract that comes our way, bad players do exist. Knowing what…

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November 22, 2022

How the Trucking Industry Will Change in 2023

Business Management, Industry

Without a crystal ball, no one can predict 2023 changes and trends for the trucking industry with 100% certainty, and there are many conflicting opinions on what it could look like. Add in a national discussion about how and when the economy can successfully bounce back from the complicated impacts of a long pandemic and…

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November 1, 2022

When Should You Make the Leap to Owner Operator?

Owner Operator

Looking ahead at the next 12–18 months, it’s easy to view an economy trending downward as a sign to avoid the potential risks associated with going independent. Volatile market conditions can make the decision to become an owner operator seem especially risky — but is there ever a “right time” to make the jump? The…

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October 20, 2022

7 Tips for Negotiating Better Rates

Business Management, Owner Operator

Negotiating a fair rate for each job is a crucial skill to have. Read more for our seven keys to navigating freight rate negotiations as an owner operator.

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