How Much Does It Cost to Start a Trucking Company? | Episode 11

“How much does it cost to start a trucking company?” is probably the most common question we get asked. In this episode we are going to answer this question with a real-life example. When I started my trucking company a few months before writing this post, I took meticulous notes documenting each and every expense I made.

What to Expect From Episode 11

In this episode I talk about each and every startup expense I made and tell you exactly how much it cost. Since each person’s situation is going to be different, I also give a best-case scenario and explain why I think your situation might be different than mine.

I hope this discussion will help you start to get a clearer picture for how much your startup expenses will be. Additionally, my team and I have created some tools to help you figure out about what your costs will be.

Free Tools To Help You

First, check out our side-by-side comparison of the startup costs on Motor Carrier HQ. It also gives a more in-depth explanation of all the costs.

Next, check out the Startup Cost Calculator on Motor Carrier HQ. You can use this helpful tool to calculate your own startup costs.

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Hi, love the podcast. I am trying to get started in the trucking business. I am a little unique then most because I am legally blind so I can not drive the truck. I am looking for a driver and dispatcher to work for or with me. I can put up the captal to get the truck and insurance established. Any guidance for me? I am interested in 26 box trucks.

Mouad yousef

Thanks Chris, how did you go about finding a good dispatcher to get you loads?


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