Category: Business Management

February 21, 2024

FMCSA Issues Fake Safety Audit Scam

It’s crucial to stay on top of things in the fast-paced world of trucking, and right now, there’s a serious heads-up from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). There’s been a rise in fake safety audit emails targeting truckers. Understanding the Scam The FMCSA has spotted several shady emails pretending to be official safety…

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December 20, 2023

4 Ways to Save Your Trucking Business Money

In the fast-paced and competitive world of trucking, staying ahead means more than just transporting goods. It also requires a keen eye on your bottom line. The trucking industry is the backbone of the global supply chain, but it’s also a sector where profit margins can be razor-thin. For trucking business owners, finding ways to…

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September 20, 2023

Why Maintaining Your Truck Is Good For Business

As an owner operator, you quickly learn that taking care of your fleet is an important part of the business. And accepting that you’ll always have maintenance and repairs popping up at inconvenient times will help you stay in a proactive mindset when it happens (it’s all about managing those expectations, right?).

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September 11, 2023

Build and Improve Your Trucking Company’s Credit Score

Most owner operators have experience with personal credit. The helpful thing is that business credit – for the most part – is pretty similar. Getting trucking credit is important because it’s a huge way to build your business foundation so that you become more established.

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November 28, 2022

6 Ways to Protect Your Business from Scammers

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

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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October 20, 2022

7 Tips for Negotiating Better Rates

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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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…

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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.

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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.

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