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Washington State and Trucking Adds up to Good Business

July 9, 2019

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Starting a trucking business in Washington state has many benefits as evident by Forbes Magazine placing Seattle, Washington in the top spot for 2018 for best places for business and careers and Tacoma as number 10. Among the reasons to consider starting a trucking business in Washington State are their favorable business conditions, infrastructure and […]

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Financial Considerations for Starting Your Own Trucking Business: Part 6 Research ways to save on fuel

June 23, 2019

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When you are starting your own trucking business, there are many decisions both big and small that need to be made before you can haul your first load. This is the sixth in a six-part series covering the key financial considerations for starting your own trucking business.  Financial Consideration 6: Research ways to save on […]

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Financial Considerations for Starting Your Own Trucking Business: Part 5 – Secure Financing

April 30, 2019

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Financial Considerations for Starting Your Own Trucking Business: Secure Financing

When you are starting your own trucking business, there are many decisions both big and small that need to be made before you can haul your first load. This is the fifth in a six-part series covering the key financial considerations for starting your own trucking business.  Financial Consideration 5: Secure Financing  So far in […]

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Financial Consideration 4: Partner with reputable shippers and brokers

March 22, 2019

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If you have been following along with our series on financial considerations to starting your own trucking business you have acquired equipment, secured the appropriate licenses and permits and obtained insurance. You should now be ready to get on the road! But wait … in order to get on the road, you need loads to […]

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Owner-Operator Start-Up Costs

March 4, 2019

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Now is the perfect time to consider becoming an owner-operator. Here are many of the start-up costs to become a trucking owner-operator. Costs are based on 1 truck as the amount of trucks you have effects some but not all of the below costs.  CDL License Renewal and EndorsementAbout $450This fee is state dependent and […]

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Financial Considerations for Starting Your Own Trucking Business: Part 3 – Obtaining insurance

February 15, 2019

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When you are starting your own trucking business, there are many decisions both big and small that need to be made before you can haul your first load. This is the third in a six-part series covering the key financial considerations for starting your own trucking business.  Financial Consideration 3: Obtaining Insurance  You may have […]

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Financial Considerations for Starting Your Own Trucking Business: Part 2 – Secure the appropriate licenses and permits

January 24, 2019

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When you are starting your own trucking business, there are many decisions both big and small that need to be made before you can haul your first load. This is the second in a six-part series covering the key financial considerations for starting your own trucking business.  Financial Consideration 2: Secure the appropriate licenses and […]

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Financial Considerations for Starting Your Own Trucking Business: Part 1 Acquiring Equipment

January 11, 2019

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When you are starting your own trucking business, there are many decisions both big and small that need to be made before you can haul your first load. This is the first in a six-part series covering the key financial considerations for starting your own trucking business.  Financial Consideration 1: Acquiring Equipment  Acquiring trucking equipment […]

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Financing that is Not Based on Your Credit

December 11, 2018

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Financing that is Not Based on Your Credit

If you have ever tried to secure financing through a typical bank and other lenders you know one of the first things they look at is your credit. For many trucking owner-operators and small fleet owners who have little or bad credit, this can spell disaster. While you take the time to build your credit or […]

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Know Exactly When You Will Be Paid

September 26, 2018

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Know exactly when you will be paid

If I was to tell you, you could know exactly when you would be paid for the loads you haul what would you say? Maybe, that can’t be possible! Or, what planet are you on? Or, wouldn’t that be nice. The good news is it is possible to know exactly when you will be paid […]

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