Category: Owner Operator

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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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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