Cost per mile is one of the most important calculations that owners of trucking companies make. Most loads pay by the mile and it is impossible to know if you’re making money on a run unless you have figured all of your expenses on a per-mile basis. Some of these expenses are easy to figure … Read moreHow can Trucking Companies Determine Cost Per Mile?
In 1967 Otis Redding wrote a song popularized by Aretha Franklin. The takeaway line from the song which is titled “Respect” is where Ms. Franklin spells out the word respect. “What you want, baby, is what I got. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” The biggest issue for truck drivers today is the fact that they are an invisible workforce. … Read moreRESPECT. The answer to the challenge for trucking companies.
The down economy is hurting almost every business in the United States and trucking companies are particularly affected because of high fuel and insurance prices. Freight factoring is one of the ways that trucking companies solve the problem of not having a consistent cash flow. What is Factoring? A factoring company is a financial business … Read morePros and Cons of Freight Factoring for Trucking Companies
A friend of mine was diagnosed with “trucker’s disease” by a surgeon. The diagnosis came about one year and three operations before his lower leg was amputated just below the knee. What was the “disease”? Blood clots in the back of his leg caused by sitting 11 to 14 hours per day had cut off … Read moreShould Truck Drivers be Concerned of Health and Fitness?
There are usually two tried and true methods of improving your financial position: cutting expenses and increasing revenue. Equipment, labor and general business practices all need to be evaluated. Whether you own just one truck or a small fleet of ten to 25, everything needs to be examined. There is a great book titled “Sacred … Read moreStrategies for Trucking Companies to Survive the Current Economy.
Becoming an owner-operator is a dream for many company truck drivers, but the process can seem daunting if you’ve never been self-employed before. Buying a truck and maybe a trailer is an important part of the process, but it is also one of the easiest. You have to fill out paperwork to make your company … Read moreWhat it takes for Company Drivers to Become Owner-Operators?
Whether you have a load that needs to be hauled or are the carrier who will be delivering the load, it is essential that you choose the right freight trailer for the job. There are several types of freight trailers, including dry vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, tankers, lowboy trailers and more. Each of these … Read moreHow to Classify Types of Freight Trailers?
The number of hours a truck driver is allowed to work each day and each week is heavily regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The exact number of hours each driver is allowed to be on duty depends on several factors, including whether the driver is carrying property or passengers. Carrying Property Drivers who … Read moreWhat are DOT Regulations on Truck Driving Hours?
There are several ways to become a truck driver. The first thing you have to do is decide that trucking is the right career for you. Online research about the field is helpful, but it is also smart to hang around a truck stop and talk to a few drivers from different companies about their … Read moreHow to Become a Truck Driver?
Over two thirds of all American goods are transported on trucks. This means the cost of trucking plays a direct role in what consumers pay at the store. Keeping trucking costs low is therefore important for the whole economy. However, the costs associated with trucking are not as simple as many people think, and one … Read moreCalculating the Real Cost of Trucking per Mile