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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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December 17, 2019

Brokers for New Authorities | Episode 32

One of the most common questions I get from people starting a new trucking company is how to find loads when so many brokers won’t work with you. Even though we have had other episodes that talk about finding loads, I still get a lot of questions specific to getting through that first 90 days when your options with brokers is limited. So… I decided to do a full episode dedicated to just that.

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December 10, 2019

November Financials | Episode 31

Here’s another episode where we cover the financials for Haulin Assets.

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November 26, 2019

Starting a Business in a Questionable Economy | Episode 30

I have had a lot of people talk about the economy and the current state of the trucking industry. Last year’s rates were better than we had seen in a really long time. So what does this mean now?

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November 19, 2019

A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned, Understanding IFTA and Fuel Taxes | Episode 29

Most people don’t understand how the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and fuel taxes work. Those who do will save money on their fuel. I had an experience recently that illustrates this point. Listen to this episode for a full explanation.

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November 12, 2019

October Financials | Episode 28

October was the best month I have had in a while, even though revenue was down a little bit. Here is a quick overview, and Craig and I talk about all the details during the episode. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see copies of the Profit and Loss Statement and the Balance Sheet.

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November 5, 2019

Don’t Get Screwed, Broker Edition | Episode 27

There are good brokers and bad brokers; you need to know how to deal with they guys who don’t care about you or you business and just want to get everything out of you that they can. Listen to this episode to learn what to watch out for when dealing with brokers.

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