Being an owner-operator has its pros and cons, but most owner-operators who’ve worked the job long enough start to think about their own trucking company. They know they are ready for the next step in their career, they know the industry in and out and they know they can give customers high or even highER-quality service. If you are one of those owner-operators with a dream and a vision, and you are wondering what is the next step in starting a trucking company – we may have some tips for you, so read on and thank us later.
There are a lot of stereotypes surrounding truck drivers. But in reality, these drivers are just like you and me – they are hard workers with families, friends, pets and hobbies. They are amazing people that do great things every day, but when it comes down to it – they’re just trying to make their way in life. We will deal with the most common trucker stereotypes and try to disprove them.
Being on the road for the better part of the day is an exhausting thing. And when you are a professional trucker, this exhausting thing is mostly what you do. So in order to stay on top of his game, every truck driver needs to stay healthy and eat good. Yes, there are many truck stops down the road, but when you are trying to stay on schedule, sometimes one tends to snack while driving.
When you are in the trucking industry, at some point you come to terms with the fact that there will be periods when your life will be mostly driving, sleeping and eating, especially on the long haul. Because, sure, you don’t want to miss your deadline and you want to be as efficient as possible on the road, so you can get the job done and get back home to spend time with the family. But, as they say, from time to time you should stop and smell the roses.
Last year was pretty interesting for the trucking industry – rising fuel costs, new regulations, driver shortage, new interesting and innovative truck models, self driving trucks are on the rise also. A lot have happened in 2018 and we are curious about what is coming in 2019. Here’s an early jump on 2019 predictions and trends