Trucking - How to Become an Independent Owner Operator
What you'll learn
- How to build a successful and efficient business with a single truck as an independent owner operator.
- Develop goals and plans for success before you start
- Understand fundamental regulatory requirements
- Considerations in choosing the right name for your company
- Business entity choices and other related issues to consider
- How to get loads and load selection considerations
- Start building your customer database immediately and manage it effectively
- How and why so many others fail and how to avoid following them
- How to continue your trucking business education and how to get additional resources and support all along the way
- No prerequisites. Anyone interested can take this course at anytime - However I HIGHLY RECOMMEND at least a good solid year as a company driver before actually becoming an owner operator. This course is intended for people who plan to become actual INDEPENDENT owner operators - not lease drivers or independent contractors, though all are welcome to take the course it is geared to those who will obtain their own authority and start their own company, get their own freight and make their own decisions. People who are willing to accept the risk and the responsibility in order to get the bigger rewards that come with being a successful independent owner operator.
To be an independent owner operator it is necessary to be a good driver - but to be a successful owner operator you will need much more than that.
You must master the essential things that are necessary to run an efficient trucking business - and that is where far too many fall so short. Their dreams fade quickly into nightmares that often end in complete failure. Then broken, disillusioned and financially broke - or worse - deeper in debt, they return to driving for someone else as a company driver. Not by choice but out of desperation to survive. That is tragic.
Instead I strongly suggest that you stack the odds in your favor instead of against you by learning what you need to know before you even get started!
This course will walk you through all the key things you need to know including a complete overview of the business of trucking and some of the many options that are available to you. You will also learn how to get access to additional information, resources and support that can help you build your own trucking business successfully.
We will cover the basics of how to choose your business entity type, company name, getting your authority, regulatory considerations, risk management, freight acquisition, planning, management, customer relationship building and additional revenue and profit considerations as you grow your business.
Trucking is a fascinating and complicated business. No single course, book or manual can ever provide you with every detail you need to know - and neither will this course. But it will give you a very good start in the right direction and the ability to continue your training and education as you build your business. You will know where and how to get the regulatory information that you need, and that frequently changes. You will also have a good basic understanding of the other key areas you need to understand in order to build your business the right way while avoiding the many common mistakes others repeatedly make.
Who this course is for:
- Truck drivers, potential truck driver, and other people interested in becoming successful independent owner operators.
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My name is L.D. Sewell and I focus much of what I do on providing specialized information, training, and support to help people start their own businesses, do better in their work and careers and build better lives.
To do that I teach online courses here on Udemy and other platforms, and provide coaching, consulting and mentoring to members of my network and communities I am involved with.
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Become more productive, produce more income, continuously improve your knowledge and skills, perform at a higher level and become more confident as you set and achieve goal after goal systematically by following proven methods and tactics that get results.
Entrepreneurship, business management, leadership, specialized tactics, and systems have been a major interest and focus of mine my entire adult life and remain so to this day. I have been a lifelong student of personal development and productivity improvement systems, which I have utilized in every position I have ever held. Over the years I have held a variety of positions in several businesses and as an entrepreneur, I have started, owned, and operated several companies of my own along the way too.
Today I work for my own company Transport Resource Solutions LLC - which is and always will be a specialized information and training company at its core.
Of course, we keep growing and evolving and also operate as a motor carrier and we produce and market other products - our foundation is training and specialized information, both internally as we grow and externally available through our courses and publications to anyone anywhere who wants my help and our help.
Every experience has taught me numerous lessons. Many of these lessons have been not only highly beneficial but also enjoyable - others were learned the hard and painful way, and while they certainly weren't any fun they were still very valuable learning experiences.
I have owned or co-owned a number of micro and small businesses including wood crafting, medical claims processing, commercial cleaning, transportation consulting, independent recruiting, real estate investing, and soap and candle making companies.
I can help you start a business of your own.
Courses are available for Online Business startup and Offline (traditional) Business startup too.
You can also learn all about trucking - if you are interested in becoming a driver or in achieving Trucking Business Success by owning your own trucking business.
Many years ago I started my own career in trucking - just as you may be considering doing now - and if you have never considered trucking take the time to look into what it offers before you just write it off. It might surprise you.
When I started my own career I set out with the intention of making trucking my primary profession and I wanted to learn everything I possibly could about the business of trucking.
What an interesting journey it has been over the last couple of decades and continues to be even now. Over the course of my years in trucking I have held many different positions including;
Professional Truck Driver
Third Party CDL Skills Examiner
Human Resource Director
Independent Owner Operator
These experiences have helped me in countless ways to pursue many other entrepreneurial opportunities. As a result of all these experiences and from working with all kinds of people including real estate agents, investors, entrepreneurs, and with hundreds of truck drivers over many years, I am able to provide you with a unique, complete and multidimensional personal account of exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur - and for those interested - exactly what it takes to become a professional truck driver, owner operator, and trucking business owner.
While trucking is a fascinating business that offers many opportunities to you - it will demand much from you in return - and It is NOT the right business for everyone.
There is something that is a right fit for you. Finding the right work or business for you is the key.
There are plenty of choices available to you - including one of the most affordable and easiest businesses to start - an Online Business as an Affiliate Marketer.
You just need to gather information and then decide which business you want to start now.
Once you know what that is you can then start focusing your efforts on learning the skills and specialized information needed to shorten your learning curve, produce better results faster and that will help you achieve your own goals.
Life is far too precious and too short to waste working in businesses, careers and at jobs you don't like - so find something you do like - that is also profitable - then learn how to get started and then just do it!
Today every lesson I have ever learned from all my personal experiences and studies, including those I continue to learn, I now teach in my courses and workshops as well as through my books, manuals, and other publications.
Life is all about choices and you do have choices.
That is my passion in life - working with and helping people who want to get ahead in life instead of just getting by to find their own courses in life, and to help those willing to do the work to make it happen.
I look forward to getting to know you and to sharing information with you to help you do better too.
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