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Calculate Your Cost Per Mile to Maximize Profits

In business, we know that profits are everything. As an owner of a trucking company, making sure you exceed your break-even point is crucial to staying on the road. One … Continue reading "Calculate Your Cost Per Mile to Maximize Profits"

How To Choose The Right Factoring Company

There are so many freight factoring companies to choose from that it can be overwhelming. So, how do you decide who to work with? Choosing the right freight factoring company … Continue reading "How To Choose The Right Factoring Company"

Freight Invoice Factoring 101: Solving Your Cash Flow Problem

Managing cash flow is crucial for your trucking business. Truck payments, fuel, maintenance, payroll, insurance, and taxes are costs that don’t go away. We know you need a steady income … Continue reading "Freight Invoice Factoring 101: Solving Your Cash Flow Problem"

20 Easy Ways Trucking Companies Can Increase Profit Margins This Month

You’re a great truck driver. You know how to choose the best routes, are always reliable and deliver on time, every time. But it takes more than being a great … Continue reading "20 Easy Ways Trucking Companies Can Increase Profit Margins This Month"

7 Ways to Find More Loads for Your Trucking Business

For any small business owner, time is money. For a trucking company, miles are money too. Whether you’re an owner operator or a fleet owner, you need to keep rolling … Continue reading “7 Ways to Find More Loads for Your Trucking Business”

How to Find a Great Online Load Matching Service

If you’re a truck owner-operator, finding loads is one of your main priorities. It’s imperative to increase your loaded miles in order to maximize your profits and mileage. A great … Continue reading "How to Find a Great Online Load Matching Service"

8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Trucking or Transportation Business

If you’re the owner of a small trucking business, you know it’s tough to compete with larger fleets. The obvious advantage of more trucks often means that they can offer … Continue reading “8 Things You Can Do Today to Grow Your Trucking or Transportation Business”

Top 10 Commonly Missed Tax Deductions

Are you unsure of the deductions available to you as a trucking business owner? Don't worry, we're here to help! We've teamed up with Jim O'Donnell, owner and CEO of … Continue reading "Top 10 Commonly Missed Tax Deductions"

Freight Factoring Solutions – Improving Cash Flow for Driver Incentives and Retention

The American Trucking Association just released some interesting data on the trucking industry that points to some positive performance and economic trends. Here are some highlights from their release: In 2014, trucks … Continue reading “Freight Factoring Solutions – Improving Cash Flow for Driver Incentives and Retention”

4 Freight Invoice Factoring Questions Answered

We factor a lot of freight invoices for transportation companies and truckers and therefore get a lot of good questions thrown our way. Here are four of the most common … Continue reading “4 Freight Invoice Factoring Questions Answered”

6 Reasons Successful Trucking Companies Use Factoring

When you start a transportation company, strong cash flow is just as critical to your business success as your trusty semi truck. As you may know, truck factoring or freight … Continue reading "6 Reasons Successful Trucking Companies Use Factoring"

8 Free Apps for Truckers

While on the road, apps can help get you where you need to be, save time, money, and make you skinnier... okay, maybe not skinnier! 1. GasBuddy With fuel being … Continue reading "8 Free Apps for Truckers"

3½ Ways to Grow Your Trucking Business

If there's one thing we know about trucking businesses, it's that owner-operators and fleet owners are focused on growth. When we talk to truckers, the majority of them tell us … Continue reading "3½ Ways to Grow Your Trucking Business"

Top Ways to Finance Trucking Business Growth

Many trucking companies experience growth and the need for additional financing simultaneously. Demand can be good and yet, with high start-up and operational costs, creative solutions to fund growth may … Continue reading “Top Ways to Finance Trucking Business Growth”

Top 11 Ways to Reduce Your Commercial Trucking Insurance Premiums

Trucking insurance is one of your biggest monthly expenses as an independent owner-operator or small fleet owner. Unfortunately, rates have been increasing by as much as 20% across the board. … Continue reading “Top 11 Ways to Reduce Your Commercial Trucking Insurance Premiums”