Category: Owner Operator

March 10, 2024

Spring Cleaning: Organizing Your Truck

Spring cleaning season. People have been looking forward to this moment ever since the first snow started falling and the daylight hours started getting shorter. The arrival of spring brings with it the smile of the sun, which marks the transition from winter to summer. Take advantage of spring cleaning to keep your rig in…

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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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February 5, 2024

Valentine’s Day Special: Keeping the Romance Alive on the Road

Valentine’s Day— a celebration of love and affection — can pose a unique challenge for those professions and lifestyles that keep them on the road, like trucking. Maintaining romance connections while constantly moving from one place or another requires some creativity, effort, and a bit of spontaneity. The Challenge of Love on the Move Life…

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January 20, 2024

Best Trucking Playlists for Every Mood

Long hours on the road with nothing but white lines and the open road can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. This is where the magic of music comes into play. Music can uplift spirits and keep drivers alert. Podcasts can provide entertainment for the many hours behind the wheel. Creating mood-specific playlists can enhance…

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January 5, 2024

New Year, New Routes: Healthy Resolutions for Truckers

Happy New Year, road warriors! Another year of endless highway miles is upon us. However, this year provides a great opportunity to focus on something other than white lines – our health. Chasing white lines isn’t just a job for truckers, it’s a lifestyle. Truckers face tough challenges, especially when it comes to staying in…

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November 19, 2023

The Top 10 Qualities to Look For When Hiring a Truck Driver

You want your motor carrier business to attract and retain the right drivers. But hiring good drivers requires knowing which character traits and professional qualities are most valuable. As Haulin Assets Ep. 83 suggests, a good driver shows professionalism, takes proactive steps to get a job done, solves problems effectively, takes initiative to help other drivers,…

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October 25, 2023

How to Establish and Maintain Good Relationships as an Owner Operator

Whether it’s a relationship with a customer or with your employee, creating and maintaining positive relationships can make or break your motor carrier business. A common work saying is that people don’t often leave jobs – they leave bosses. This is where brushing up on your human skills (otherwise known as soft skills) saves you…

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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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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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