How Trucking Companies Can Cope With COVID-19

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trucking-covid19The 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

3 Trucking Industry Trends in 2020

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3 Trucking Industry Trends in 2020The 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

Costs of Starting Your Own Trucking Business

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Create a Trucking Business Plan

Start-Up Trucking BusinessSo, 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