Category: Owner Operator

July 8, 2022

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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April 26, 2022

8 Resources to Help Get Your Trucking Business Off the Ground

New owner-operators have a lot on their plate. Securing a truck, a job and all the necessary compliance paperwork to get started can quickly get out of hand if you don’t stay organized. Here at Motor Carrier HQ, we know all about what it’s like to build something from the ground up. That’s why we’ve…

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April 4, 2022

7 Changes Owner-Operators Can Make to Save Money

One of the biggest challenges new owner-operators face when they begin working for themselves is the surprisingly high cost of doing business. Many would-be drivers meticulously save up for their own rig only to abandon all that careful budgeting and preparation once they’re finally out on the job.

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February 24, 2022

How Truckers Strike a Healthy Work-Life Balance

For those who are new to the trucking industry, it’s not always clear where to begin when trying to find a happy medium between work and home. Here’s a look at some of the things truckers can do now to develop a healthy work-life balance.

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January 4, 2022

How Hot Shot Trucking Works and What You’ll Need to Get Started

If you’re considering hot shot trucking, here’s a look at everything aspiring drivers need to know about taking on hot shot jobs, obtaining the necessary equipment and licenses, and various methods current drivers employ to find and accept well-paying loads across the country.

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What is an Owner Operator?

Becoming an owner operator is a big step and one you’ll want to make sure is practical for your current circumstances. Though it’s easy to idealize being one’s own boss, there are a few things to consider before diving into the world of small business ownership.

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October 27, 2021

How To Find Loads as an Owner Operator

When planning on starting your own trucking company, you have to be prepared to find loads. While there is not one “best” method, there are advantages and disadvantages to each. Some may cost more money upfront but require less effort on your part, while others may cost less but require more time and effort to…

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