Learn To Truck

Finding the Right Broker

Finding the right broker(s) to do business with is vital to your financial success. After 20'ish years of successfully operating my own trucking company, I have learned a few things that have helped me identify the right brokers to do business with.

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Posted by Joel on Jul 02, 2018 | Business of Trucking, Plan Before You Buy!

All Oil By-Pass filters are NOT equal

For maximum profitability, lower maintenance costs, fewer repairs and extended truck life always use a quality oil By-Pass filter.

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Posted by Joel on May 31, 2018 | Business of Trucking, Truck Maintenance

Trucking - Never Been Better!

There has never been a better time to own a truck and operate your own authority! Either with an ELD or without, opportunities abound. Rates are significantly increasing and load availability is excellent.

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Posted by Joel on May 02, 2018 | Business of Trucking, Plan Before You Buy!

Lease Purchase - What You Need to Know

The bottom line is that Lease Purchase agreements are the worst possible way to attempt to buy a truck. I have never met anyone who said they successfully bought their truck through a Lease Purchase program.

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Posted by Joel on May 23, 2017 | Business of Trucking

How to be Profitable Owning a Truck

The hardest loads pay the best. Work smart.

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Posted by Joel on Jun 03, 2016 | Business of Trucking

Buying vs Leasing

There are many factors when deciding between buying vs leasing including taxes, maintenance, length the equipment is expected to be in the fleet, leasing companies driver requirements and many more.

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Posted by Joel on Feb 24, 2016 | Business of Trucking

Manufacturers, Dealers and Salesmen

Manufacturers, dealers and salesmen make all the difference when purchasing new or used equipment.

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Posted by Joel on Feb 12, 2016 | Everything Else

Avoid the FMCSA ELD Mandate

Like most everyone else who owns a truck, I have no desire to use an FMCSA mandated ELD. There are a few exceptions to the ELD mandate. For over the road truck owners, there is only 1 possible exemption to avoid the FMCSA ELD mandate.

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Posted by Joel on Dec 29, 2015 | Compliance

Meeting Potential New Customers

It is important to secure direct long term customers and to negotiate profitable rates.

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Posted by Joel on Dec 09, 2015 | Business of Trucking

Choosing the Right Truck

When shopping for your truck, the most important thing to know is you should focus your efforts on choosing the right truck and not any "Rooster Cruiser," "Chicken Truck" or "Large Car" that catches your eye.

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Posted by Joel on Sep 30, 2015 | Plan Before You Buy!