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 bypasses load boards and brokers. This allows you to keep more money per load, which makes you more profitable. All it takes is a little work. […]

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, will help you select the right market. In turn, you will […]

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 […]

Best Trucking Forums for Owner Operators

Running a small trucking company can be difficult, especially for new owner operators. One great source of industry advice and information are the trucking forums. They are a great way to connect with fellow drivers to share tips and information. In our experience, they have proven to be a valuable resource for truckers. Owner operators forums The following […]

Best Trucking Forums

Running a trucking company can be overwhelming sometimes, especially for new truckers. There are so many things to learn and figure out. One of the best places to get useful information about the business are the trucking forums. They allow you to connect with more experienced truckers and ask them questions. In our experience, these […]

How an Asset Based Loan can Finance a Trucking Company

Financial problems usually hit trucking and logistics companies that are growing quickly or implementing turnaround plans. The company starts running low in funds and is unable to pay all of their corporate expenses. At best, this makes managing the company difficult. At it’s worst, it can affect your ability to stay in business. Getting financing is […]