You want to be a part of the trucking world and you are on your first step with starting trucking company? That is great, welcome! I am here to make your first steps easier with giving you a hand and helping to grow into a big and successful trucking company.
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My directions will help you to walk steady and hopefully, you will continue this tradition and will do your best to help the next generation of starters in this business.
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Every company needs an owner and every owner of the trucking company needs trucks. The trucks are your moving force. You can find the best loads but if you don’t have reliable trucks to perform the transportation everything will go downhill.
New trucks are always better that the used semi trucks. If you can afford to buy new trucks then buy new trucks. Used semi trucks are cheaper but you will never rely on them as you can rely on the new trucks. Being sure that the truck will end up in the middle of nowhere because of some defect, will help you to focus on the other things.
The location of the trucking office is one of the important things when you starting trucking company. OK then, where I should locate my trucking office. You are aware that the trucking office is not a local store but still I will remind you of that.
You are starting trucking company then start with hiring the best truck drivers in the USA. The truck drivers are the backbone of one trucking company. They are your representatives in front of the clients but most important their driving performance will be inspected and validate for the company safety report.
Basically, their actions are the reflection of your company safety rating. Truck drivers with good safety knowledge and capability to honor and respect the federal regulations are the asset for you. Find the best of the best and make the mirror reflection attractive for the clients.
I always like to say that in one trucking company everything starts and ends with the dispatchers. They are the center of the trucking system and everything is spinning around them.
The dispatchers are communicating with you, with the drivers, with the freight brokers or with the shippers. They:
Finding great dispatchers when you are staring trucking company is a reason to have the peace of your mind. Let them do the magic.
When starting trucking company might be difficult to have friends among freight brokers but the good thing is that you may not have friends there but… you also don’t have enemies either. This might sound like the glass is half empty or half full but trust me it is never too late to develop a good relationship with a freight broker.
Just keep in mind these few things and you will have a lot friend among them:
Do this and you will earn the respect of any freight broker who will be willing to help your trucking business develop and grow.
It doesn’t matter if you are in this business for 20 years or from yesterday the rule is ALWAYS FOLLOW ALL OF THE FEDERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS! Everything that is connected with your trucking company makes sure that is followed.
Some things depend on you and other things from your truck drivers but keep everything close to you and if needed react on time. My advice is to put the federal and the state regulations on your hiring policy so the candidates will be separated on the drivers that have a great driving record.
The route optimizer is a great way to get into the business when you starting trucking company. It will help you to save money on fuel choosing short routes and many other things.
Here are few benefits:
Why should I use fuel cards when I am staring trucking company? Well basically with the fuel cards you will have more control over the spending and you will be sure that is used only for fuel which is not a case for the credit cards where the spending are wider.
Use Fuel Cards to get:
When starting trucking company every dollar counts so be sure that you are doing everything in your power to protect the biggest expense which is the fuel. And everything is already in the market you just need to choose and you have 100% control over the fueling. You can use:
Most of the trucking companies are operating with Full Truckload (FTL) but when it comes to profit don’t forget the Less Than Truckload Freight (LTL).
Here is the reason why you need this:
When you starting trucking company you will have million of tasks and sometimes that may force you to sign a document without being extra careful. Don’t do this! Really don’t even if you are in a hurry and you are required to sign that document to make something going forward.
Doesn’t matter if it is a contract for:
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