Category: Business Management

February 23, 2021

IRP, Apportioned Plates, and IFTA: What’s the Difference?

If you want to keep your trucking company compliant with the FMCSA and state regulators, you need to make sure you’re following the right regulations. Learn the differences between the common regulations, IRP and IFTA.

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January 4, 2021

What Is the Difference Between Interstate and Intrastate in Trucking?

If you’re planning on starting your own trucking company, you’ll have to figure out how where you want to haul. You can choose to haul loads in one state or more than one, but what you choose can have a big impact on your profit.

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December 15, 2020

What To Expect Your First Year as a New Trucking Company

Ever thought about starting your own trucking company, but don’t know what to expect during the first year of operation? Here’s a real look at what happens when you start a trucking company, from miles traveled to profit earned.

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October 9, 2020

What Is the Best Business Structure for a Trucking Company?

If you’re thinking about starting a trucking company, the first step is to decide how you want to register your business.

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September 24, 2020

Hours of Service Rule Change for September 2020

The Hours of Service ruling comes into effect as of September 29, 2020. Learn more about the changes to this ruling and how it may impact your trucking company.

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May 29, 2020

The Consequences of Hiring a Bad Driver

Hiring a bad driver for your trucking company can be detrimental. Here are some of the consequences you can face when hiring someone who’s not the right fit, plus some tips to make the hiring process go smoothly.

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September 27, 2017

How To Get Your Trucking Company Started [Updated 2021]

Are you looking to start your own trucking company but don’t know how? Here’s how Motor Carrier HQ can help, such as getting your trucking authority, helping you set up your business, and so much more!

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October 7, 2013

What Are My CSA Scores and How Do You Check Them?
[Updated 2021]

Is your trucking company considered “safe” by the FMCSA? As a trucking company owner, you should regularly check your CSA scores to determine if you could be in danger of a warning letter or more inspections. But, if you aren’t sure where to start, here’s a basic overview of what CSA is, how you can…

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September 13, 2013

What Is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)? [Updated 2021]

Don’t forget to file the Form 2290 if you operate trucks over 55,000 pounds. Learn more about the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax and Form 2290 and why it’s so important to make sure to submit the form by August 31st.

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