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Category: New Motor Carriers

July 23, 2018

What Is an Owner Operator and How Do I Become One?

An owner operator is someone who owns and operates their own truck. There are two main types of owner operators. Leased Owner Operators. These owner operators often work for another company under their own operating authority. They own their own truck, and the company they work for helps them find loads to haul. Leased owner…

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April 12, 2018

ELD News Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a press release that outlined an update to the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. Here are the highlights of that press release and how it could affect your trucking company. Non-ELD Compliant Drivers Will Be Put Out-of-Service Starting April 1, 2018, any driver that is not compliant…

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January 29, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Start a Trucking Company?

If you’re getting ready to do your taxes and your tax return, there are two words that you may be hearing soon: “tax refund.” What are you going to be spending your tax refund on this year? While you could splurge on food or a new accessory for your truck, what about using it to…

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December 13, 2017

A New Year, a New You, a New Trucking Company

Becoming a trucker takes a unique individual with the right qualities. In fact, there are many who just don’t have the grit and resolve to do what truckers do all day every day. When on the road, truckers can choose their own schedule, provide for their family, and travel the states, all while making good…

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November 16, 2017

What is Interstate Operating Authority and who Needs It?

Interstate Operating Authority is authority granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to allow your trucking company to work for-hire across state or national borders. Originally, when you first started your new business, you were given a Motor Carrier (MC) Number along with your USDOT Number. However, things have changed. Now, your Interstate…

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September 28, 2017

How to Start Your Trucking Company with Progressive

Starting your own trucking company can take a lot more time, money, and resources than you might have. However, there’s actually a number of things that trucking companies don’t want you to know about starting your own business. If you’re looking to start your own business, here are the first three steps you should take…

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December 16, 2015

OPERATING AUTHORITY CHECKLIST

Looking to start your own trucking company? Today is the day to start to make the one of the best decisions of your life. There is no better time to get your DOT Authority and start a new trucking company. Being an owner operator is one thing, but getting your own authority is a whole…

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END OF YEAR FILINGS

The end of the year is just around the corner, which means that it’s time for your end of year checklist. This includes renewing your IFTA License and permits you may have to drive in New York, New Mexico or Oregon and filing your UCR. Rather than stress out and get everything done last minute,…

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October 27, 2015

E-LOG MANDATE UPDATE

The final ruling to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices has been delayed. The Department of Transportation said that the ruling is now forecasted to be published on October 30th. The rule will take effect two years following the publication, the date by which fleets, owner-operators and drivers must be using electronic logging…

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September 15, 2015

NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and although you may think it’s just a team celebration, everyone around the country should be celebrating the industry. There are many reasons why we should all take time to appreciate all the invisible work done by truck drivers every hour and every day. If trucks stopped…

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