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.
Financial and technical prep -- the work is tedious, so consider using companies that will complete the process for you.
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.
Make sure you continuously update your balance sheet – at least twice per year – to ensure you are meeting your financial goals.
There are no rules covering fuel surcharges. As with freight rates, anything goes.
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.
The solution requires multiple steps, but they reduce tire wear issues, increase longevity and save money
The best way to know when engine oil needs to be changed is to take an oil sample, send it to a lab, and let the condition of the oil determine the interval.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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