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.
Good times keep coming, November 2021 was another good month for the financials. It wasn’t as good as the last several months, but still a solid month. In this week’s intro, Craig and I talk a little about the ownership mentality.
My philosophy with planning is that you should only have 2-3 big goals for the year. These should be very impactful for your business. If you have too many, you’ll get spread too thin and either won’t do them all or you won’t do any of them very well. Each goal will typically have 3ish tasks associated with it. We have done some of the main planning for Haulin Assets for 2022 and I want to share with you our main goals and their tasks.
The good times keep rolling along, October 2021 was another good month for the financials and the bottom line. By the end of the month we are starting to see some mild rate increases typical of the 4th quarter. Feels like it happened a little later than normal, but this year has been anything but normal.
We have talked about our hiring philosophy and what we look for in a driver. In this episode we take a very deep dive into hiring drivers and cover many of the mechanics of the hiring process. We will go over the steps we take, the paperwork we collect, how we screen drivers, what we do to onboard them, and how we try to make them a part of our team.