Tag: Kevin Rutherford
Partners in Business
How to manage cash flow with potentially rough roads ahead
Watch portions of the hour-long talk that focused on managing with a mind toward addressing the volatility of the present moment here on Overdrive.
September 22, 2020
Rumble strips ahead: How to manage for downside risk in turbulent trucking times
Gary Buchs and Kevin Rutherford discuss best practices for trucking operations during turbulent times and more. Find something for your business on Overdrive.
September 4, 2020
Partners in Business
Compete with cut-rate carriers by ‘hauling value,’ knowing your numbers, calculating decisions
From 2020's Overdrive's GATS Week last August, owner-operator trucking business coaches Kevin Rutherford and Gary Buchs discussed cost-cutting, key numbers, buying new v. used and more in this session.
August 26, 2020
Even in a roaring market, think twice before joining the stampede
This week’s Overdrive Radio podcast features this talk, delivered by former small fleet owner and longtime radio host Kevin Rutherford at MATS, on prioritizing all the new risk and responsibility of trucking with authority, toward better income. Significant wild-card today: Inexplicably high cost of insurance for some carriers.
April 12, 2019
Owner-operator income benchmarking, freight relationships and best practices
Listen as Todd Amen, Keven Rutherford, and Richard DeForest take on current events in trucking, how to deal with customers, and best business practices.
September 21, 2018
Investing in relationships — Tips and an amazing story
Trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford speaks on proving yourself to be of extra value to your customer. Check out the video here on Overdrive.
September 19, 2018
Get owner-op business tips during Partners in Business seminars at GATS
Four PIB seminars will be held at GATS. Todd Amen and Richard DeForest with business services provider ATBS will present the first two seminars on Friday, Aug. 24, and Kevin Rutherford with Let’s Truck will host the two seminars on Saturday, Aug. 25.
July 17, 2018
Kevin Rutherford’s ‘Trucking Business & Beyond’ SiriusXM show moves to midday time slot
SiriusXM channel 146, Road Dog Trucking, is moving Kevin Rutherford’s SiriusXM radio show, “Trucking Business & Beyond" to the midday time slot. Details here.
May 29, 2018
Don’t have to be a ‘one-and-done’: Know your customer to survive/thrive in the first year with carrier authority
For most new independent owner-ops, emphasizes Kevin Rutherford in this edition of Overdrive Radio, the customer (fundamentally the entity that pays your business for its service) is one, a few or several brokers. Too many owner-ops fail to see or treat their brokers like a customer, without which failure is any business’ destiny. And: A view from the other side with small broker Al Zellmer.
April 20, 2018
A few points on scoring better rates from owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford
Rutherford’s take on rates, deadheading, “cheap freight,” broker relationships and more.
April 18, 2018
Tax reform means annual savings of $2,000 or more for owner-operators
A new deduction allowed for owner-operator businesses, as well as a few other reforms instituted by the tax overhaul, will mean annual savings of $2,000 or more for many owner-operators. Some could see annual savings as high as $7,000.
January 11, 2018
Rethink ‘say no to cheap freight,’ says owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford
Rates are determined almost exclusively by supply and demand, says Rutherford, not operators’ willingness to turn down cheap loads. The remaining percentage is determined by truckers’ ability to define their value and negotiate with brokers, he says.
March 23, 2017
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