Obtaining CDL: A Guide for Owner-Operators

A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) stands as the golden ticket for those who steer the wheels of commerce. For owner-operators, truckers who operate their own vehicles, the acquisition and possession of a CDL are not mere regulatory requisites. They are the keys to unlocking a realm of opportunities and ensuring a successful and prosperous business…

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Box Truck vs Cargo Van: Which is Better for Owner Operator Business and Lifestyle

The choice of vehicle is crucial for budding owner-operators, whether they are starting a new career or want to change their present routine. Box trucks and cargo vans are popular vehicle models, and they are commonly used for local and intrastate transportation. Today, we will talk about the choice between these two vehicles. Are they any…

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Understanding the Factors That Affect Trucking Insurance Rates

Insurance prices are crucial in determining the viability and longevity of owner-operated businesses in the ever-changing trucking industry. These rates are more than just figures on a chart; they signify a complicated interaction of variables that can have a big impact on trucking entrepreneurs' operational effectiveness and financial stability.  The purpose of the article is to…

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OWNER OPERATOR LAND MONTHLY TRUCKING NEWS DIGEST #129

Retailers Destock Their Pandemic Stockpiles, and the Trucking Industry is Suffering The U.S. truck freight market experienced a decline in both shipment volume and spending in the fourth quarter of 2023, marking the largest year-over-year drop in volume in the history of the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index. Shipment volume was down 15.7%, and spending contracted…

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Navigating the Road Ahead: A Veteran’s Guide to Trucking Careers Using GI Bill Benefits

The transition of veterans to civilian careers, especially in the trucking industry, represents a crucial phase in their post-military life. Veterans bring a unique set of skills, discipline, and work ethic to the workforce, making trucking an appealing option.  The GI Bill plays a pivotal role in facilitating this transition by providing educational benefits and financial…

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All You Need to Know about Trucking Insurance as an Owner Operator

A successful and secure trucking carrier begins with the right insurance coverage. It serves as an umbrella against unforeseen events and risks faced by owner-operators both when transporting goods and resting between transits. The basic insurance package includes Auto Liability insurance with an average of $1 million coverage of damages or injuries to other traffic…

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How to Become a Veteran Owner-Operator

Navigating the transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging, but becoming an owner-operator is an exciting opportunity for veterans interested in entrepreneurship and the trucking industry. In this blog, we will explain the ins and outs of becoming an owner-operator, what benefits to expect, and what government programs make the transition into the…

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