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5 Tips to Make More Money as a Trucking Owner Operator
Looking to grow your trucking business as an owner operator? Follow these top five proven tips to grow your business, from relationship building to choosing the right technology.
Bookkeeping for Truckers: The Basics
Bookkeeping is one of the most important activities of successful owner-operators. The receipts and records you keep are used in some areas of your business – income tax reporting and minimization, warranty issues, maintenance information and monthly profitability, to name a few. The more organized and thorough you can be in your receipt gathering, the
Guest Post: Invest in Your Future from the Road
You see tons of scenery on the road, but did you know your route can actually help you make more money or potentially even fund your retirement? Learn more.
Becoming an Owner-Operator in Today’s Market
There are growing reasons why company drivers often think about becoming independent owner-operators. The main draw is usually that independent drivers enjoy more freedom and set their own hours. According to ATBS, overall independent owner-operator net incomes have risen to the highest levels the organization has seen since it began tracking the averages 13 years
The Owner-Operator’s Quick Guide to Taxes
Among the biggest challenges in operating your business is understanding how you are taxed. You can avoid any big surprises on April 15 by using good planning and recordkeeping throughout the year. As an owner-operator, you are now responsible for paying your taxes yourself. For anyone that was a company employee, this represents a major
Brokers: The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask Shippers
Even if you’re an established broker with a healthy customer list, there are a lot of reasons why you might need to find new shippers. Not only do shippers come and go geographically, but they can also reduce their shipping needs without warning, or become unreliable for one reason or another. As a freight broker,
Maintaining a work-life balance in trucking
Being a truck driver can be an exciting career choice that comes with many freedoms — the thrill of the open road, the picturesque scenery, and endless exploration are just a few examples. As with anything, it also comes with some disadvantages. Truck driving can be demanding and significantly influence your lifestyle, especially if you’re a
Expert Tips for Driving in Extreme Weather
Driving in Extreme Winter If you’ve been a driver for a while, you no doubt understand that you have to change the way you drive in winter conditions. It only takes one close call for even the most profit-driven truckers to surrender to the conditions and adopt new “rules” of the road during winter. This
What Shippers Need to Hear from Brokers
As a freight broker, finding new shippers can be a challenge. The ones with the excellent reputations and constant volume typically have their existing lanes covered. Others have their own trucks. Many new brokers struggle to get on daily load lists, let alone on the phone with a shipper. So when you get the ear
Industry Predictions for the Upcoming Year
The trucking industry is changing rapidly. In the last year, we’ve seen ELDs become mandatory, capacity tighten, and rates on the Truckstop.com Load Board hit all-time highs. It’s an exciting time to be in the business, with many experts predicting further changes that are expected to lead to more money in the pockets of owner-operators.