Category: Owner Operator

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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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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September 11, 2022

What to Do if Your Trucking Business Has a Bad Month

No matter how well-oiled your trucking operation is, you’re bound to have a bad month here or there. It’s so important to prepare yourself and your business for setbacks ahead of time so that when trouble does eventually strike, your business can weather the storm without going under.

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August 3, 2022

What Drivers Can Do Now to Prepare for Economic Downturn

Independent truckers are understandably concerned with the immediate future of their small businesses. With recession fears on the rise and fuel prices hamstringing efforts to cut costs, owner-operators who previously enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of running the show themselves now represent a vulnerable segment of the nation’s economy.

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July 8, 2022

What You’ll Need to Build a Profitable Trucking Business

By taking full advantage of what you can control as an owner operator, you will help set your business up for success and be better equipped to handle challenges that arise when the uncontrollable variables don’t add up in your favor.

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Can I Afford the Jump to Owner Operator?

If the transition from fleet driver to independent owner operator were easy, just about everyone would do it. It’s an appealing career move for drivers who know the industry inside-out.

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June 2, 2022

The Perks of Joining an Established Trucking Association

Striking out on your own to become an owner-operator is a serious undertaking, even for those with years of industry experience. That’s why many new owner-operators find joining a trucking association to be extremely useful.

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How Driving Habits Affect Fuel Economy

With the cost of fuel on the rise, it pays to explore your options when it comes to potential per-gallon savings. Fortunately, there are several tips that can help save you money for every mile you drive. Here are a few key principles to follow that can help drive your fuel costs down.

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May 4, 2022

What to Expect in Your First Year as an Owner-Operator

Being an owner-operator is a natural next step for many truck drivers who’ve been around the business for a while, or for anyone who simply loves the idea of owning their own rig. While switching roles to a full-time owner-operator does carry some risk and isn’t the type of decision a driver should make without first putting it some serious thought, the career move also includes the potential for huge personal and financial rewards.

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