In the last episode we showed how much it cost us to start Haulin Assets, and we discussed how your situation might be similar or different. Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work by figuring out how to gather all the money you’ll need in order to get that truck moving down the road and making money!
In this episode, I talk about each and every startup expense I made and tell you exactly how much it cost. Since every person’s situation is going to be different I also give a best case scenario and explain why I think your situation might be different than mine. I hope this discussion will help you start to get a clearer picture for how much your startup expenses will be.
A couple of episodes ago, we started doing a question and answer piece at the end of each episode. Thanks to all of your questions, we decided to do an entire episode about a topic a lot of people were asking us about. Episode 10 is all about the pros and cons of being an owner operator vs. an employee driver.
Getting commercial insurance for your truck is an intimidating process. We hope listening to this episode will help you so you don’t go into the process blind and can make the best, informed decision for you.
Once you know where you are going to find your loads, you should be able to determine the type of trailer you are going to need to buy.
Finding loads is probably one of the most important topics we are going to cover in our podcast. If you aren’t finding enough loads or the right loads, your business is going to struggle. In this episode on finding loads, we are going to cover the basics and not get into too much detail. We’ll hit this topic several times as the year goes on and get into more and more detail each time we do.
The last episode was a fun one. This episode might not be so fun but will hopefully help you reduce/avoid some headaches that come along with trying to finance a truck or trailer. It is rare to make it through the loan process without at least a few bumps along the way, so buckle up!
What to Expect From Episode 6
In this episode we talk about the different types of lenders and some of the things they look for. We also give you some tips to help give you the greatest chance of success. It all really boils down to finding the right lender who best matches up with your particular situation. You may be a square peg, and some lenders might be a round …
This is a fun episode. Who doesn’t get excited about buying the truck that they are going to use to make them money. Heck, you are probably going to live in this thing 24/7 for days, if not weeks at a time. If there is a decision you want to get right, this is it. Here are some of the things we are going to talk about.
In this episode I really focus on the importance of thinking like an owner. This journey really starts with YOU and a desire for something different. For me, that was deciding I wanted my hard work to make more money for myself and not for someone else. I also wanted to be in control of my destiny, not have someone else in control of it.
Big step #2 of starting a trucking company, after setting up your business, is applying for your DOT Number and MC Number, aka Operating Authority. You can’t do much in trucking without one or both of these numbers. How do you know which one you need or if you need them at all? My buddy Tyler with Motor Carrier HQ and I cover all the basics in this episode.