Three Proven Plays For Starting A Trucking Company

Three Proven Plays For Starting A Trucking Company

New owner operators have more options than ever, especially in a hot market. For those going independent and running the load boards, there are 3 common plays for starting a trucking company. Which plan is best is up to you. The one that brings the most income could make you miserable. These certainly aren’t the … Read more

Why Freight Brokers Undercut Carriers On Contract Freight

Why Freight Brokers Undercut Carriers On Contract Freight

Independent owner operators had a banner year in 2018. A hot economy, talks of import tariffs and the E-log mandate formed a trifecta for rate increases across the board. Weather also played a toll in more than one capacity crunch. But what about 2019? If you listen to the big players in the freight brokering … Read more

158. What Is Factoring? Dealing With Freight Bills

Update: This interview was recorded back in November, 2016. At the time, we had no financial relationship with Triumph Business Capital. Today, Don and I are proud to have a business affiliation with them. This means The Trucking Podcast receives a small commission from your referral. I’ve left the rest of this post episode as … Read more

Owner Operator Trucking Jobs, Five Great Pieces Of Advice

Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Jeff Clark has an impressive resume. For starters, he has a business degree, and a business mindset. He’s worked as a company driver and owner operator. Jeff finished his owner operator career with Freightliner, leased on as part of Team Run Smart. There’s so much to take away from this conversation, but I’ve picked out … Read more

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

In any economy, the best loads offered by freight brokers never make it to the load board. Those loads either go directly to an owner operator the broker already has a relationship with, or to someone who posted their truck on a load board like Trucker’s Edge®.

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

Let’s recap where the best freight is found. With rare exceptions, the 4 ways you find these loads, listed from best to – well, calling off the load board.

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