Transportation

Find Reefer Loads (No Load Board Needed)

The best way to get reefer loads for fresh refrigerated meat and produce is to work directly with shippers. Working with shippers can provide you with regular loads, and it bypasses load boards and brokers. This strategy allows you to keep more money per load, which makes you more profitable. All it takes is a […]

Best Niche Industry for Owner-Operators

Selecting the right market niche is the most important decision you will make as an owner-operator. Pick the wrong market and your days as a business owner could be numbered. This article, written with the help of our friends at Learn to Truck, helps you select the right market. In turn, you will be able […]

Calculate Your Cost Per Mile – Truckers & Owner-Operators

One of the most important things you can do before you start your trucking business is to estimate your “all-in” cost per mile. Knowing this cost, along with estimating how much you will make, enables you to estimate your expected profit. Profit is your most important number. Your profit is how much you keep, after […]

Trucking Company Revenue (Rates) Per Mile

One of the most common questions that new owner-operators ask industry veterans is “how much will I make per mile?” Often, they hope for a simple answer, such as $1.50 or $3.00 per mile. The fact is that there is no standard answer. In this article, we help you determine how much you will make. […]

Calculating the Cheapest Diesel Fuel Price (Calculator)

This article is written for owner-operators and small fleet owners. It teaches you one thing: how to choose the state where you buy your fuel so that you can buy it at the lowest possible price. This simple strategy can help you increase your profits without changing the miles that you drive. Most owner-operators buy their […]

Should Owner-Operators Use a Truck Dispatch Service?

Working with a truck dispatch service company can be one of the best – or worst – decisions that you ever make. It’s a decision you should make carefully. In this article, we discuss: Can a truck dispatcher help your company? How to select the right dispatcher How do they compare to freight brokers? What […]

Financing for Trucking Dispatchers

Transportation dispatchers play a critical role for owner-operators who are looking to grow their businesses. They help carriers with a number of critical tasks including finding loads, negotiating rates, keeping trucks on schedule, taking care of paperwork, and so on. Unlike freight brokerages that represent themselves, dispatchers represent owner-operators. This difference is important. Dispatchers are […]

How to Fix Your Trucking Company’s Cash Flow Problems

Every company runs into cash flow problems at one time or another. However, many of these problems can be prevented with some planning and diligence. In this article, we cover nine common cash flow problems that affect carriers, along with some solutions: 1. You don’t charge enough Many trucking companies experience cash flow problems because […]

How to Grow a Trucking Company

Growing a successful trucking company takes a lot of hard work and dedication. But, above all, it takes a disciplined approach to make the right decisions and take the right actions. This article helps owner-operators and small fleet owners accomplish this goal. It summarizes the seven key steps to take to grow your trucking fleet […]

How to Finance a New Trucking Company

In this article, we discuss the ways you can finance new and growing trucking carriers. Trucking companies are well known for needing financing to cover daily operations. This is usually due to cash flow issues. While common, this situation can and should be fixed. Financial problems are common with most new businesses, but they should […]