The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t only a threat to human health but also to the economy. For many people, the impact has been disastrous as jobs have been lost and businesses have closed. For the trucking industry, however, the effects have been less clear cut. In some ways, in fact, the virus has actually created more demand for transportation services. Let’s look at some of the ways that the coronavirus has impacted the trucking industry. Read more
One of the best ways to keep up with the latest developments in the trucking industry is to attend live events and conferences throughout the year. These give you a chance to meet experts as well as other trucking business owners, drivers and everyone connected to the industry. Here is a guide to trucking industry events of 2020. Read more
The trucking industry is currently experiencing some rapid changes. Increased bankruptcies, technological shifts, and fierce competition are all having a strong impact on the industry. If you’re a truck driver, own a trucking company or are in any way involved in transportation or logistics, it’s important to stay informed on these issues. The following are three of the biggest trends that will impact truck driving in 2020. Read more
Finding new leads has always been one of the main challenges faced by freight brokers. In order to find a steady supply of qualified leads, you need to learn as much as possible about shippers and the items they transport. Here are some of the most effective ways for freight brokers to generate new business. Read more
Create a Trucking Business Plan
So, you’ve decided to start your own trucking business. You’re tired of “working for the man” and you want to be the master of your own destiny. You have your own truck lined up, a few years of experience, a customer that wants you to haul for them and you have some money put away to help get you started.
You have done the research in the trucking industry; spent hours online and checked out dozens of websites including OOIDA, DAT, Tucker’s Report and more that explain authority, insurance (truck/health), profitability formulas, load boards, ELD services, compliance, taxes, etc. You’ve talked to some other drivers that either currently have their own business or used to. A family member has agreed to help you out by handling paperwork and assistance managing the load boards. You’re all set! Read more