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April 2, 2020

How To Pass a DOT New Entrant Safety Audit | Episode 43

I just went through my DOT New Entrant Safety Audit and I want to share my experience with all of you so you know what to expect and have the best experience possible. During this episode Craig and I start with some background for context and then we go into what my experience was like.

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March 24, 2020

How To Prepare For a DOT Safety Audit | Episode 42

This is the second episode of a three-part series where I go over some of the most important aspects of compliance with the DOT and FMCSA regulations for motor carriers. This specific episode covers preparing for a DOT Safety Audit.

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March 17, 2020

What Is the FMCSA CSA Program? | Episode 41

Over the next three episodes, I am going to take a deep dive into the FMCSA’s safety program. For most people, compliance with all the FMCSA’s rules and regulations is a daunting task that many are too intimidated to handle.

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March 10, 2020

February Financials | Episode 40

February could have been worse. I had to take more than half the month off because of my military service, didn’t start my first load until the 18th. With that being said, I still made a profit. Here is a quick overview.

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February 18, 2020

January Financials, Not What I Expected | Episode 38

January was a much better month than I was expecting. In fact, it was the best month I have ever had. Listen to the episode to learn what contributed to the success. Here is a quick overview, and Craig and I talk about all the details during the episode.

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February 11, 2020

Do You Have a Successful Owner Operator Mindset? | Episode 37

I created a list of 10 questions you can ask yourself to help you know if you have the mindset of a successful owner operator. Craig and I will talk about each one of them in depth. They are listed from what I feel like is the least to the most important characteristic.

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January 21, 2020

To Take a Load or Not, That Is the Question | Episode 36

One of the most common questions owner operators ask themselves is whether they should take a lower paying load now, or sit and wait for a better paying load. We try to answer that question during this episode.

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January 14, 2020

December Financials | Episode 35

December was a tough month. I had to do an engine rebuild, so I was out of commission and did not pick up my first load until the 17th. I ran until the 23rd and then was back at it on the 26th. I was hoping to take a little more time off around the holidays, but fate wanted me taking my time off earlier in the month.

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January 7, 2020

How To Start the New Year Off Right | Episode 34

During this episode Craig interviews one of my business partners who really understands the planning process and has given us good direction and focus. He shares some of his expertise with us.

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December 31, 2019

Bad News, Good News | Episode 33

The bad news is my truck head cracked and had to be replaced along with the cylinder sleeves but the good news is that it was all covered under the extended warranty I purchased. Listen to the podcast to find out what I learned from this experience.

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