Category: Owner Operator

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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August 30, 2023

Ways to Keep Your Mental Health Strong on the Road

Being on the road isn’t easy for a variety of reasons. But there are ways you can keep healthy in body and mind as you work. Maintaining your mental health is one of the best ways to find success in your work and at home, and this post shows you how to do that.

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August 10, 2023

Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Apportioned Plates

There are a lot of rules and regulations to follow in the industry. Getting your apportioned plates is no exception. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting apportioned plates!

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July 30, 2023

Leasing a Truck: An Owner Operator’s Guide

You need the right tools for any job, and the biggest tool an owner operator needs up front is a truck – or access to one, at the very least. Leasing a truck, however, can be confusing. Here are some common questions that owner operators need to know before making the decision to lease.

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June 22, 2023

How To Get Your Own Trucking Authority

Getting your own trucking authority can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we’ll break down what you need to know and the exact steps you need to take. More than anything, getting registered and recorded properly in the state and federal system is what matters most so you can get your business up and running.

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May 23, 2023

Top 10 Tips For Owning a Successful Trucking Company

Running a trucking company takes a lot of responsibility. As you learn how to grow your business, this list highlights the top 10 ways you can do this successfully without cutting corners.

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May 10, 2023

Are You Ready to Become an Owner Operator?

One of the most important factors to consider before making the jump to being an owner operator is knowing how prepared you are. Here are the top four signs that you’re ready to take on the responsibilities of being an owner operator.

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February 22, 2023

Tax Tips for Owner Operators

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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November 1, 2022

When Should You Make the Leap to 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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