Category: Uncategorized

June 17, 2024

A Brokering Guide for New Authorities

Starting out in the freight industry as a new motor carrier is both exciting and nerve-wracking. One of the most important relationships you’ll need to build is with freight brokers. These intermediaries play a huge role in helping you get loads, negotiate rates, and ensure everything runs smoothly. Let’s dive into how freight brokers can…

Read More

April 24, 2024

Navigating Summer Traffic

Now— summer is just around the corner. What does that mean? An increase in the number of vehicles and the annoying Class A Motorhomes on the road as people enjoy their summer vacations. So, what does it mean for truck drivers during the summer? More vehicles in your way on your journey to deliver your…

Read More

April 11, 2024

Understanding The New DOL Rules: W-2 Employees vs. 1099

The Department of Labor (DOL) has thrown a curve ball introducing new rules, shaking up how we define W-2 employees versus 1099 contractors, effective since March 11th, 2024. There have been a number of questions coming from our clients with Motor Carrier HQ about the new DOL rules. The DOL aims to bring clarity to…

Read More

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.

Read More

April 28, 2023

The Six Levels Of DOT Inspections You Need To Know

Safety inspections are part of the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) experience. There’s no way around it. Here’s everything you need to know about the six levels of inspection to help you be a safer and more efficient driver.

Read More

April 18, 2023

How To Start A Trucking Company With One Truck

We know firsthand how hard it can be to shoulder the responsibilities of an owner-operator, especially when you’re starting out as a one-truck business. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step guide to starting a trucking business. Read our blog to learn the four key steps you need to take to get your business up and running!

Read More

April 5, 2023

Strategies For Recruiting And Retaining Quality Drivers

Truck drivers are vital to the industry, requiring the mental endurance of long hours on the road, combined with the know-how to handle tens of thousands of pounds of freight at highway speeds in all sorts of conditions.  But there is a difference between just any truck driver and the driver that can make the grade when it comes to being at that sweet spot of skill, endurance, intelligence, and know-how.  Let’s take a look at just a few methods you can use to draw in quality drivers!

Read More

January 30, 2023

Why You Need to Know Your Basic CSA Scores

A Breakdown of One of the Most Important Driver Safety Scores As an owner operator, your safety habits and accountability measures matter. Not only do they have an impact on your bottom line, they also affect the safety and wellbeing of other drivers on the road. When each member of the trucking industry takes their…

Read More

January 26, 2023

What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Staying up-to-date with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) drug and alcohol requirements is one of the most important tasks required of owner operators. Learn about a nifty tool that can help you stay on top of it all: The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Read More

March 14, 2022

6 Tips for Keeping Clean Company Records

Clean company records are a necessity in the trucking industry. With the sheer volume of federal regulations, licenses, and safety procedures needed to operate a shipping business, it makes sense that keeping accurate books is a priority for all.

Read More