How to Use a Load Board | Advice and Best Practice
Mar04

How to Use a Load Board | Advice and Best Practice

You’ve probably heard about load boards, and if you haven’t, take a load off and let’s hit the broad basics. Load boards shouldn’t send your engines into Maximum Overdrive, Emilio. Knowing how to use a load board can drive profits and lower your stress. If you know how to use a load board properly, finding loads or carriers just got a whole lot easier. How to Use a Load Board in 3 steps In our latest episode of BigRigBanter, we dive...

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OOIDA Insurance: Is It Right for You?
Jul10

OOIDA Insurance: Is It Right for You?

It’s not a pleasant thought, but what if something does go wrong while you’re on the road? Even the industry’s best drivers need to think about their insurance options as owner-operators. Continue reading for a brief overview of OOIDA insurance and how it can help you. Once you sign up, you’ll be driving care-free in no time! An Introduction to OOIDA The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) offers small business...

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How Toll Roads Impact Truck Drivers and Why There’s a Fight in PA
Apr06

How Toll Roads Impact Truck Drivers and Why There’s a Fight in PA

Troubles with tolls are a popular topic amongst truck drivers, especially owner-operators who have to foot the bill when driving through. Yet toll roads are how states generate funding to maintain roadways and update infrastructures, so tolls aren’t going anywhere. The federal government funds about 25 percent of roadways whereas state governments pay the other 75 percent. At the same time, a study by the Texas A&M Transportation...

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Show Me the Money: Owner-Operator Tax Deductions and Tips
Mar20

Show Me the Money: Owner-Operator Tax Deductions and Tips

Most truckers will choose a career as an owner-operator because of the independence. You’ll be given the opportunity to make your own schedule, travel your own routes, and be in charge of your own rig. However, as the tax deadline rapidly approaches, you’ll be required to file your own taxes as an owner-operator. While it’s a little trickier than just filling out the traditional tax forms for an employer, there are a few tips and...

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Owner Operator Misconceptions: Debunking the Myths
Mar16

Owner Operator Misconceptions: Debunking the Myths

It’s obvious that, as a trucker, you hear a lot of different things on the road. Whether it’s over the radio or at a truck stop, there’s plenty of room for misinformation. Depending on who you’re hearing the information from, it can sometimes be hard to distinguish myth from fact. When it comes to owner-operators, there’s potential for a lot of false information to be floating around the trucking world....

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