There is a lot going on in the economy right now so I thought it would be a good idea to provide an economic update that focuses on what small fleets and owner operators might expect and how to be prepared.
We break all kinds of financial records this month. We have some fun with this episode and try to trick Craig with some trucking acronyms.
I can’t believe we have made it to our 100th episode. It also falls right on the 3 year anniversary of Haulin Assets. Time has flown by and it has been a wild, but extremely fun and satisfying ride. We are going to spend the next several episodes celebrating our success.
Just like logistics, managing overhead is not sexy, but doing it poorly will sink you, and doing it well will put you ahead of your competition. In this episode, Craig and I talk about what overhead is and what to watch out for.
The good start to the year continues in February. We cover some really great topics in this episode including what is going on with fuel these days and looking at expenses as a percentage of income.
I can’t believe this isn’t something we haven’t devoted an episode to, because it is something that has helped me immensely in my business. I have had a variety of mentors in my life. My grandpa taught me how to work on his farm. My dad has taught me valuable business principles.
January was a good start to the year. A couple of episodes ago I left a teaser about $7,000 in preventable damages we had to payout and Craig and I start the episode off diving into exactly what happened.
Filing your taxes can feel like a daunting task, but if you stay on top of things and start early, it isn’t too bad. The most important thing you can do is keep good records all year long. Doing so is so important and for more reasons than just being ready for taxes.
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.
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.