Latest from the blog.
April 4, 2022
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
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
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.
February 8, 2022
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.
January 27, 2022
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.
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.
January 4, 2022
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.
Becoming an owner operator is a big step and one you’ll want to make sure is practical for your current circumstances. Though it’s easy to idealize being one’s own boss, there are a few things to consider before diving into the world of small business ownership.
November 3, 2021
Whether you’re actively running a trucking company or want to get back into business, you’ll want to make sure your DOT Numbers and MC Numbers are active. It’s possible to check it for free. Here’s how!