January was a much better month than I was expecting. In fact, it was the best month I have ever had. Listen to the episode to learn what contributed to the success. Here is a quick overview, and Craig and I talk about all the details during the episode.
I created a list of 10 questions you can ask yourself to help you know if you have the mindset of a successful owner operator. Craig and I will talk about each one of them in depth. They are listed from what I feel like is the least to the most important characteristic.
One of the most common questions owner operators ask themselves is whether they should take a lower paying load now, or sit and wait for a better paying load. We try to answer that question during this episode.
December was a tough month. I had to do an engine rebuild, so I was out of commission and did not pick up my first load until the 17th. I ran until the 23rd and then was back at it on the 26th. I was hoping to take a little more time off around the holidays, but fate wanted me taking my time off earlier in the month.
During this episode Craig interviews one of my business partners who really understands the planning process and has given us good direction and focus. He shares some of his expertise with us.
The bad news is my truck head cracked and had to be replaced along with the cylinder sleeves but the good news is that it was all covered under the extended warranty I purchased. Listen to the podcast to find out what I learned from this experience.
One of the most common questions I get from people starting a new trucking company is how to find loads when so many brokers won’t work with you. Even though we have had other episodes that talk about finding loads, I still get a lot of questions specific to getting through that first 90 days when your options with brokers is limited. So… I decided to do a full episode dedicated to just that.
Here’s another episode where we cover the financials for Haulin Assets.
I have had a lot of people talk about the economy and the current state of the trucking industry. Last year’s rates were better than we had seen in a really long time. So what does this mean now?
Most people don’t understand how the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and fuel taxes work. Those who do will save money on their fuel. I had an experience recently that illustrates this point. Listen to this episode for a full explanation.