• Owner Operator Trucking Business Startup

  • How to Start Your Own Commercial Freight Carrier Trucking Business
  • By: Tom Bassia
  • Narrated by: Mike Campobasso
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Owner Operator Trucking Business Startup

By: Tom Bassia
Narrated by: Mike Campobasso
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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!

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Great Audiobook

I’m new to the trucking industry and I’m learning as much as possible as I move forward. This book is full of valuable information. I’m glad I came across it on Amazon.com. I highly recommend it to everyone looking to get into the trucking industry.

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It had must be written long ago

One important item to describe to and potential owner operator, specially in the area of “reefer” is that cold wear-houses and their employees are a breed of their own, they are undisciplined, unorganized, lack of structure, unethical, careless, spineless, individuals. The reefer industry will not advance an inch until someone does something to bring this people in line.
Truckers go out of their way to pick up and deliver the loads, comply with any government requirements, have the best equipment, have the best drivers but all come scratching stop when the people at this cold wear-houses. Any one can make an appointment to pick up or unload, but keeping the appointment requires discipline, organization, structure, ethics, care for drivers and their families in order to make it work. So far those cold storages wear-houses are a pain in the neck of the nation. And the writer didn’t mention it, non at all! I would encourage every driver to boicot the Frozen items, fresh produce and meats and you will see how quick they move the appointments. And also it will help a whole lot if they at least have a drivers lounge, bathrooms, showers, food available if the wait is going to be longer than 2 hours. Smh!

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beginners this is for you!

if you are at all versed in trucking like a company driver this has a slow start but stick with it because there are loads of great info towards middle and end that even I haven't thought of and I've been in the industry for many years.

could do a better narration, however I purchased the book not for narration but for info and it delivers.

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out of date

The over all principle is current but the rest is out of date. Prices have gone up significantly and there are a multitude of other ways to go about starting a trucking business

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Informative

Well written easy guide clear informative for beginners with no direction. Sound of audio was great. The book is broken down so well a child can understand.

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great read

This book was very informative and help me with the know how to start a business.