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January 18, 2022

December 2021 Financials | Episode 94

To start off the episode, Craig and I talk about how knowledge is power. As an example, I talk about a conversation I recently had with someone who had a load dropped on him by a broker, we suspect because the broker found another carrier who would haul it for less.

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January 4, 2022

Be Better This Year | Episode 93

I listen to and watch a lot of content about business. The episode about being better this year was inspired by a podcast and a YouTube video I recently watched. They have made me be introspective and make some positive changes in my viewpoints and in my life. I hope they do the same for you.

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December 21, 2021

November 2021 Financials | Episode 92

Good times keep coming, November 2021 was another good month for the financials. It wasn’t as good as the last several months, but still a solid month. In this week’s intro, Craig and I talk a little about the ownership mentality.

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December 8, 2021

Annual Planning for 2022 | Episode 91

My philosophy with planning is that you should only have 2-3 big goals for the year. These should be very impactful for your business. If you have too many, you’ll get spread too thin and either won’t do them all or you won’t do any of them very well. Each goal will typically have 3ish tasks associated with it. We have done some of the main planning for Haulin Assets for 2022 and I want to share with you our main goals and their tasks.

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November 23, 2021

October 2021 Financials | Episode 90

The good times keep rolling along, October 2021 was another good month for the financials and the bottom line. By the end of the month we are starting to see some mild rate increases typical of the 4th quarter. Feels like it happened a little later than normal, but this year has been anything but normal.

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November 9, 2021

Hiring a Truck Driver, the Mechanics | Episode 89

We have talked about our hiring philosophy and what we look for in a driver. In this episode we take a very deep dive into hiring drivers and cover many of the mechanics of the hiring process. We will go over the steps we take, the paperwork we collect, how we screen drivers, what we do to onboard them, and how we try to make them a part of our team.

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October 26, 2021

September 2021 Financials | Episode 88

Before we dive into the financials, Craig and I compare onboarding a new driver to my marriage. It wasn’t all peaches and cream. We talk a bit about some of the things that will help make the process run a bit more smoothly.

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October 12, 2021

How Much Does It Cost To Sit for a Day? | Episode 87

Back in Episode 36 (you can listen to it by clicking here) we talked about the cost of sitting for a day to wait for a better paying load. If you are like me, I can’t remember what I ate yesterday, so it might not hurt to go back and listen to that episode again. In this episode we are going to analyze a similar question, but instead of looking at if from the front end of a load, we are going to consider the back end of a load.

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September 21, 2021

August 2021 Financials | Episode 86

Ahhhh, the ups and downs of trucking. I started the last financial episode show notes with the same phrase. The roller coaster continues, we went from a record profit  in June to a loss in July to another record profit in August. last month to a loss this month. Hold on tight as Craig and I explain it all.

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September 7, 2021

How To Manage Your Cashflow | Episode 85

Your company’s cashflow can either make or break you. It is very important to understand the difference between cashflow and your net income or profit and loss. Some people treat them as the same thing, and that can get you into a lot of trouble. In this episode we’ll try to bring some clarity to the subject to help you avoid some of the more common missteps people take when it comes to managing cashflow.

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