Do you dream of being your own boss? Do you crave the freedom of the open road? Do you have a passion for logistics? Starting an owner-operator freight trucking company is for you! In my book, Owner Operator Trucking Business Startup, I will show you how to start a freight trucking company. When you own and operate a trucking business, you can experience the freedom to set your schedule, experience the thrill of the open road, and be your own boss. It’s a win-win!
Even if you have no experience driving or working in the trucking industry, you can still have a leg up on the competition if you know the financial aspects of starting a business. While you’ll need to learn specific requirements and unique demands of the industry, you’ll still have a good idea of running a business and making it a success.
Time and effort are all you need to learn the aspects of a trucking business you may not have experience with. However, it is still a good idea to consider what your talents and capabilities are in order to see if you have what it takes to start a trucking business. You should also take a step back and ask yourself exactly why you want to start a trucking business and whether or not you are prepared to do so.
This book will teach you how to start, run, and grow a commercial freight delivery trucking company. We will start with the basics of starting any business – choosing a name and business structure. Then we will craft a plan for your business before writing a business plan. I will guide you in deciding your niche, what sort of drivers you will hire, and where your base of operations will be. We will define freight logistics types, including dry van, specialty loads, reefer, tankers, flatbed, and livestock.
Then, I will teach you how to write a winning business plan for your new trucking company. I will teach you what to do before you physically write your business plan, as well as exactly what to include in the business plan document. I will take you through the entire process of establishing your new trucking company from idea to launch. I will tell you what licenses and permits to obtain and how to get a trucking authority.
I will teach you what acronyms like USDOT, IFTA, IRP, and HVUT mean and why they are important to you as an owner-operator trucking company boss. We will discuss if you should buy or lease equipment and examine the pros and cons of how you can obtain the right equipment. You will learn about what insurances to buy and how to factor in income and expenses.
I will teach you how to calculate freight rates and how to build a freight bill. I will show you how to find loads. Without loads, you can’t deliver a service and can’t make money! We will examine the different online load boards, paid and free versions. I will teach you how to find trucking contracts and keep recurring customers.
I will show you nine specific ways you can grow your trucking company business. I will also teach you how to use branding, marketing, and advertising to your advantage. I will also teach you how to hire and retain great drivers, what ways to utilize drug testing, and how to keep documentation to stay in compliance.
Once you have listened to this book, you will know what you need to begin a freight trucking business, be your own boss, and work on your own schedule. Be sure to click “Buy Now” to start your CDL trucking venture!