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!

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

Junk Yard Truck Parts

The easiest way to get used truck parts is to find a quality junk yard with OTR trucks. I have been known to spend hours with my tool bag at my favorite junk yard collecting Junk Yard Truck Parts. I enjoy the time invested in saving money while collecting parts to improve my trucks performance and profitability.

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Posted by Joel on Sep 05, 2015 | Truck Maintenance

After Market Truck Parts

Using after market truck parts to modify your truck can lower your maintenance cost and save big money every year.

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Posted by Joel on Aug 31, 2015 | Truck Maintenance

Create a Simple Business Model (part 2)

Surprising to most new truck owners establishing your base rate is not what you will want to include on a contract for a potential new customer.

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Posted by Joel on Aug 09, 2015 | Plan Before You Buy!

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

Create a Simple Business Model (part 1)

In order to create a simple business model you need to decide what you want to do. There are several factors into choosing what industry(s) you want to support and what equipment you wish to use or that you will be required to have.

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Posted by Joel on Jul 12, 2015 | Plan Before You Buy!

TruckBytes - Free Trucking Software

"After using numerous programs, finding one to fit our truck driver needs was almost impossible. I was so frustrated until my husband gave me Joel Baker's phone number. I spoke with Joel and he helped me get acquainted with a program made specifically for truck drivers called TruckBytes."

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Posted by Joel on Jun 28, 2015 | Trucking Software, Business of Trucking

Make a Business Plan

Always make a business plan and write the plan yourself, from the first word to the last.

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Posted by Joel on Jun 25, 2015 | Business of Trucking