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

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

How to get an FMCSA Operating Authority

I'm going to share with you all the different regulating agencies and how to contact them. By doing so, I'm giving you the ability to get set up with all of them so you can avoid paying an agent more than necessary.

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Posted by Joel on Sep 22, 2015 | Business of Trucking

How Does IFTA Work?

Once truck owners understand IFTA they all change their fuel purchasing ways. In doing so they lower their fuel cost and improve their profits.

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Posted by Joel on Sep 15, 2015 | Business of Trucking, Compliance

Carrier Rate Agreement or Carrier Contract

Use honest and ethical practices when you write a carrier rate agreement or carrier contract. Doing so will result in more long term satisfied customers.

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Posted by Joel on Jul 16, 2015 | Business of Trucking