Kevin Rutherford

Why be an owner-operator?

The industry has made it way too easy to move from being an employee driver to owning a truck. Far too many drivers give no real thought as to what it means.

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Do the hard work to improve the business

There are millions putting in long hours and sacrificing a life for a job, yet few of them truly succeed. They’re working hard – but not doing the truly hard work.

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Drive better to save fuel

The biggest bang for the fuel-savings buck is in changing your driving habits.

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A tale of two drivers says a lot about fuel use

Industry tests have shown for years that the difference in fuel economy between the best drivers and the worst can be as much as 30 percent due.

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You can be a change agent

"Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better."

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Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

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Plan compliance duties before going independent

It’s easy to look at a load board and dream about getting those rates posted and not sharing them with your carrier. It’s another matter entirely to end up making less than you do now because of all of the additional costs.

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Are you ready to go independent?

Two upsides to getting your authority are the potential to make more money than a leased-operator and the almost complete freedom with how you run the business.

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Financial freedom by age 65

Make sure you continuously update your balance sheet – at least twice per year – to ensure you are meeting your financial goals.

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Your role in tax prep

If you want to avoid the most common mistakes I see with owner-operator tax returns, you need to get involved in checking the major numbers your tax preparer is using.

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