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All posts tagged "trucking business"

  • RP-feat
    Finishing Program Trains Road Pilots

    Green Transportation Finds Way to Earn More and Pay Better By almost any measure, starting a trucking company or buying a new truck as an owner-operator during 2007 had the potential to become a financial disaster once...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • Trucking-Mentor
    How to find a trucking mentor or be one — and why it’s good business for all

    For years, trucking knowledge and skills — from driving a truck to handling the industry’s business aspects — was passed from the “old hands” to those wanting to take the wheel. These were the drivers who did...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • Going-her-way
    Nancy Spelsberg believes her drivers should make money and have fun

    Nancy Spelsberg never planned to run a trucking company, but now she can't dream of doing anything else.

    • Posted March 7, 2014
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    How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals

    I was living in Florida and thought about becoming a personal trainer. I went to school and got my certification, but I didn’t really enjoy the work.

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • Learn-to-earn
    Get to know your customer’s business as well as your own

    This is going to surprise many of my regular readers, who know how much I emphasize the need to know your hauling rate range before entering into freight hauling negotiations. That should not be your first priority...

    • Posted March 4, 2013
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  • Travis-Nelson
    The successes of Zach Bench and Travis Nelson

    With new FMCSA regulations, increased CSA enforcement and a still-struggling economy, going into trucking seems almost foolhardy. But younger truckers are still taking the plunge to become motor carriers.

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Elbing1
    Livestock hauler Bruce Janzen keeps his city and his trucking business running smoothly

    Only one small town has a mayor who’s logged more than 3 million miles driving a truck. Elbing, Kan., population 230, is unique, and so is its truck-driving mayor, Bruce Janzen.

    • Posted May 1, 2012
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Trucking for Two

    Most truckers who drive team are husband and wife, so the income supports a single family. But what makes the arrangement work for unrelated drivers? Sharing an 8-foot by 6-foot living space creates a whole list of...

    • Posted November 1, 2011
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Step By Step

    Rolling landscape, blue sky in your windshield—the independent American Dream makes truckers want their own companies. That requires trucking knowledge, dedication, business savvy and leaps of faith. Most of all, you must learn from mistakes and not...

    • Posted July 1, 2010
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