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New-school classics
The March issue of American Trucker is headed to our booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show, so we decided to alter our editorial calendar a bit. Rather than a planned feature on maintenance (critical, but not very sexy), the cover story this month looks into the future and asks, basically, whether cool trucks are on the way out.  more

On point
Trucking is a tough business. Just ask anyone who has either tried to start a trucking company or who owns a successful operation. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, 40 million businesses are started each year in the United States, and “a meager 350,000 actually grow and make money.”  more

March Spotlight: Bella Rose Transport
Randy Bellrose is a refrigerated hauler who drives a 1999 Freightliner FLD and pulls a 2006 Wabash 53-ft. refrigerated trailer. He runs under his own authority and relies largely on brokered freight.  more


The Trucking Business Coach

The Trucking Business Coach is an ‘as you need it’ service. This program provides immediate coaching services to solve a pressing problem or to test the waters of a new idea. Pay for your first hour below using the Add to Cart Button, then call the Coaching Hot Line at 731-749-8567 and schedule an appointment with Brady. His staff will make every attempt to accommodate your schedule; after all, Brady’s been in your boots and knows what keeping a trucker’s schedule is like.

Have Brady’s expertise at your beck and call to help you make more money and keep more of what you earn. Take notes and ask him questions while you’re pulled over in the comfort of your cab, or at your office desk, and without losing a single moment or mile in running your business.

The Trucking Business Coach One-Hour Coaching Session $75.00

Some Possible Coaching Topics:

  • An Immediate Challenge Facing Your Trucking Operation
  • Finding your Break-Even Point
  • How to Say 'No' to Cheap Freight
  • Negotiating Skills for the Highest Rates
  • Managing Your Expenses to Maximize the Money You Take Home
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Marketing Plan Basics
  • Hauling Rate Structure
  • Record Keeping System
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting
  • Finding and Securing Shipping Customers
  • Expanding Your Operation
  • Setting Up an Audit-Ready Safety Department Filing System