Category: Season 1

May 1, 2024

Independent Owner Operator vs Leased Owner Operator | Episode 153

Independent Owner Operator verses Leased Owner Operator is a bit of a controversial topic because you get strong opinions on both sides of the argument. I think that is because being an Independent Owner Operator is the right thing for some people, while leasing on to another company can be the right thing for someone else.

In this Episode of Haulin Assets the Podcast, I want to talk about the pros and cons of both, along with the things you need to keep in mind and watch out for to help you make the decision for yourself.

What To Expect From Episode 153

Let’s define each.

Independent Owner Operator, just like the name implies, you are truly independent. You have your own DOT number, you …

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April 18, 2024

March 2024 Financials | Episode 152

Although we saw a slight improvement, the March 2024 financials turned out to be more like February than I would have liked. Considering the extra payroll, it really could have been worse. Hopefully we continue to see improvement as the year goes on.

What To Expect From Episode 152

Our trucks ran harder in March than they ever have, setting a new record for the most miles ran in a month. The high miles, however, weren’t enough to give us a meaningful profit. Here is how things looked:

Total miles ran– 130,151 (New Record)
Deadhead miles– 7,615 (5.9%, about the same as last month)
Total revenue– $261,567.02 (Better than last month, but not as good as January)
All-in rate-per-mile– $2.01 (I would have liked to have seen a little …

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April 3, 2024

Eating Marshmallows and Trucking | Episode 151

Who didn’t like marshmallows when they were a kid and how do they relate to trucking? We’ll try to answer that. But before we do, I want to rant a bit.

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March 20, 2024

February 2024 Financials | Episode 150

Before we jumped into the heart of this episode, Craig and I talked about two different situations we ran into recently. The first is about a frustrating receiver we regularly deliver to in the Miami area of Florida. The second is about a ruptured reefer fuel tank, that’s a new one for me.

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March 6, 2024

Finding Loads, The Keys To Success | Episode 149

Finding the right loads is one of the most important things to do well with your trucking company. It is also one of the most challenging. That is why I decided to do a series on the subject.

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February 21, 2024

Finding Loads, Relationships | Episode 148

If you want to hear about the worst experiences I have had with a repair shop, listen to this episode. All I can say is never take your truck to the Freightliner Northwest in the Seattle area. As time goes on, I get more and more comfortable dispatching. One of the best parts of dispatching is the relationships I have been able to build. Relationships is one of the biggest keys to being successful finding loads.

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February 6, 2024

January 2024 Financials | Episode 147

January was a good month, it seems like it has been a while since I have said that. It’s also been a while since I have told a good “Chris is stupid story” from my adventures on the road. This episode starts with a good one. The silver lining is that it was a good learning lesson that shouldn’t cause any serious harm.

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January 23, 2024

Finding Loads, The Process | Episode 146

This episode is jam-packed with tips to help you find loads for your trucking company. We hone in on the process of finding and booking loads. We also start this episode by introducing a new project I am working on that is going to be a game-changer for many of you.

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January 10, 2024

December 2023 Financials | Episode 145

Regardless of what happens with the economy, I think the changes we are making will help Haulin Assets continue to improve and become stronger as a company. One thing I know for sure is that this challenging year has taught us lessons that will make us stronger and more profitable than we would have been otherwise. I hope you follow our journey and that some of the lessons we learn will be valuable for you too.

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December 27, 2023

Finding Loads, The Systems I Use | Episode 144

Finding loads for truckers is one of the most critical tasks for any trucking company. If you have been following this podcast, you know that up to this point, we have used a third-party dispatching service to help us find loads.

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