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Truck Driver Salary: Top Paying Jobs (By State & Freight Type)

No matter how much you might love being on the road, very few people get into a career without the expectation of making money. What is the average annual truck driver salary? As it turns out, the differences in truck driver salaries can be immense. How much you make each year depends on various factors,.

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10 Steps to Create a Trucking Business Plan

In his book Bounce Back: Survive and Thrive in a Business Crisis, author and long-time business broker Richard Mowrey advises: “Never operate your business without a written business plan.” If you have your own trucking business, even as an independent owner-operator, you need a business plan just like any other small business. If you’re like.

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How to Get Your Trucking Authority (6-Step Process)

Make the Switch to Being Your Own Boss Getting your trucking authority to start your own trucking business can be downright intimidating. With so much competing information available on the internet, it’s hard to keep track of all the steps you need to follow. Getting your own authority requires start-up cash, attention to detail, and.

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Freight Factoring: What is it and how does it work?

Running a modern freight company takes a lot of work, and you have to do a lot more than just perform owner or manager duties, which are by themselves significant. You’re also your own human resources department, marketing department, and accountant. Freight factoring (AKA load factoring) makes that last job a little easier by helping.

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17 Steps to Start a Hotshot Trucking Business

What is hotshot trucking? At its simplest, hotshot trucking means hauling smaller (less-than-truckload or LTL) loads. They are often time-sensitive and usually delivered to a single destination. For example, suppose a construction company needs a specific piece of equipment delivered from one job site to another. In that case, they will often “hotshot” it, hiring.

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10 steps to start a successful trucking business
How to Start a Successful Trucking Business (14-Step Checklist)

If you want to know how to start a trucking business, chances are you want to work for yourself. Maybe you’re a trucker now and you want to get off the road and have steady income coming in. With more people in the U.S. ordering products online, the shipping and delivery industries are booming. The.

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11 Tips to Negotiate Better Freight Rates

As a carrier or owner-operator, rate negotiations can be frustrating. It takes valuable time and energy to come to an agreement that works for both you and the broker. But knowing how to negotiate freight rates or load rates is critical to a successful business. Good rates mean more money in your pocket and a.

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8 Biggest (and Necessary) Owner-Operator Expenses

Owner-operators can make good money, averaging more than $221,000 per year. But that’s calculated before the essential owner-operator expenses that are a necessary part of running a successful business. Truck driver expenses fall into several different categories, and managing them is vital to your success. Here’s what you need to know to accurately calculate your.

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Freight Invoicing: Pricing Factors and Best Practices

Having an efficient process for generating freight invoices will help you get paid faster. Getting paid faster means carriers can concentrate more on booking freight and delivering loads rather than racking up hours creating invoices and tracking down payments. We’ll explain some of the key elements that make up a freight invoice and the level of detail.

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