Top 3 Questions on Bobtail/Non-Trucking Coverage

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Oftentimes, trucking insurance is about as easy to comprehend as why the universe exists. It’s in place for some reason, and we are glad it is, but all the minute details get in the way of our proper understanding of it. In an effort to help those within the trucking industry better understand trucking insurance, we […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Licensing & Registration

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As promised in last month’s Becoming an Owner Operator post on purchasing trucking equipment, we’re back this month to discuss licensing and registration. As mentioned in our March Becoming an Owner Operator post, driver’s are required to have certain licenses and endorsements just to drive a commercial vehicle. This post will build off of March’s foundation and discuss […]

Best Audiobooks for Truckers 2016: Mystery & Thriller

Winter is over, which means it’s now construction season here in Minnesota. So, we’ve decided to bring the Best Audiobooks of 2016 post back to get you through the bumper-to-bumper congestion. This week’s list is bound to keep you on the edge of your driver’s seat since the genre is mystery and thriller. The List: Rogue Lawyer, by John […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Trucking Equipment

If you read last month’s post on financial considerations of becoming an owner operator, we assume you’re now trying to figure out how to buy–or afford–trucking equipment. Purchasing trucking equipment is arguably one of the most frustrating and exciting aspects of becoming an owner operator. Not only does one need to consider his or her […]

Invoice Factoring and Transportation Businesses

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According to the Business Dictionary, invoice factoring is the selling of invoices to a third party company to improve cash flow. When a business uses invoice factoring, they benefit through an immediate boost to cash flow, while at the same time eliminating the back office support needed to manage the accounts receivable process. How it […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Financial Considerations

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You’ve taken into account the personal considerations (family, health, etc.) of becoming an owner operator and have obtained—or are on the way to obtaining—your commercial driver’s license (CDL). That means it’s time to tackle your finances and form a business plan that will ideally prevent you from going bankrupt within your first year on the road. Trucking Equipment […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: CDL 101

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Becoming an Owner Operator series. Assuming you’ve read our previous post on the personal considerations one must take before committing to a life as an owner operator, you’re next steps are obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Step 1: Pass the DOT Physical Before you can even apply for a commercial learner […]

Tax Deductions for Truck Drivers

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Did you know that truckers can usually deduct more than 100 items from their taxes? The IRS recognizes truck drivers take on an unusual amount of business expenses and offer multiple tax deductions. With tax season now in full swing, we here at Truck Writers want to make sure all truckers are aware of these possible […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Personal Considerations

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With a driver shortage continuing to plague the trucking industry, now is best time to become an owner operator. However, whether you’re an individual considering a career that allows you to travel across the country, or you’ve been driving a motor carrier’s rig your whole life, there are many things to consider and tasks to accomplish before […]