Episodes

Should I Classify My Truck Driver As an Employee or an Independent Contractor? | Episode 50

Classifying a truck driver as either an employee or an independent contractor is one of the hottest topics in the trucking industry. If you are considering hiring a driver, this is an important episode. To help us out with this topic, we’ve brought in the big guns, Ryan Nelson, president of the Utah chapter of Employers Council.

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Hiring a Driver, My Philosophy | Episode 49

This is the first episode of a three-part series on hiring a driver. In the next episode, we will talk about how to classify your driver, as an employee or independent contractor. This is always one of the hottest topics in the trucking industry. The third installment will cover the actual process, the nuts and bolts.

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April Financials, Haulin Assets Catches COVID-19 | Episode 48

April was a tough month, the first time Haulin Assets lost money in a month. Luckily, the freight market seems to have hit bottom in April and things are picking up. The other good news is that we are still upĀ $9,562.14 for the year.

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How To Renew Your Truck Insurance | Episode 47

During this episode we are going to explain how truck insurance works and answer some important questions. How truck insurance works is complicated and understanding who is involved and their roles will make you a much smarter shopper.

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Is Now a Good Time To Start a Trucking Company? | Episode 46

This episode is being released as the United States is in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic. The topics we touch on during this episode will apply to this situation and many others. In this episode I want to give listeners some things to think about and consider if they are thinking about starting a trucking company anytime soon.

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March Financials | Episode 45

This is a bitter sweet episode. Bitter, because the US Economy and Trucking Industry are going through an incredibly difficult time. Sweet because March was the best month Haulin Assets has ever had. Before we get into the episode, Craig and I talk about the state of the economy and the challenges we are facing because of the Coronavirus pandemic we are all going through.

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Be a Water Bear, Adapt | Episode 44

When the economy hits a speed bump, like it is now because of the coronavirus, those who can adapt are the ones who survive and ultimately thrive. This episode covers some important topics to help Owner Operators and smaller fleets survive a bumpy economy.

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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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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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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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