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  It’s no secret that trucking is a very demanding job that can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health.  A lot of truck drivers find themselves feeling sluggish on almost a daily basis.  There are a variety of reasons why truckers may feel this way but here are the top 5 […]

Buying your first truck or buying another truck to start building a fleet is a big expense.  Most owner operators don’t have the funds from their trucking business to be able to pay for a truck or trailer upfront.  This is where equipment financing comes to play to help you get started.  There are great benefits to […]

When is the best time to replace your truck? There is no one correct answer to this question. Independent truckers will have the most flexibility on timing, especially if they’re not under contract and they only take loads from the load board. A broker once told me that a breakdown on newer equipment is nobody’s fault, […]

Harbour Capital and the American Association of Owner Operators (AAOO) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, announced a strategic partnership to help more owner operator truck drivers grow their business. AAOO has a large amount of owner operator drivers in their community.  Many of them are first time owner operators with little to no credit at […]

  Every trucker, no matter if they are an owner operator or a company driver, needs a well put together tool kit.  We have compiled a list of some of the most essential tools every driver needs as well as some that drivers should have for those “once in a blue moon” situations.  See if […]

  1) Use a fuel card instead of a credit card to fill up With a fuel card you can get 10 to 14 cents off per gallon on top of cash price at the pump.  No interest or annual charges with the card.  Learn more about how fuel cards work. 2) Use a load board […]

1) Shorten Your Idle Time The more you can keep your truck turned off when it is not in use, the better mileage and fuel efficiency you will get.  On average, an idling truck with no load (or non-refrigerated load) will use 0.64 gallons of fuel per hour and 1.51 gallons of fuel per hour […]

Steps to Becoming an Owner Operator   Step 1: File for a DOT and/or MC Number All companies operating commercial vehicles that haul cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with FMCSA and have a DOT number.  Your DOT number is your company’s identifier. Do you need an MC number?  Probably so.  You are required […]

    You’ve probably heard that drinking more water will help you lose or maintain your weight and improve your health. Is this true or is this a myth? It’s true. Drinking an adequate amount of water will help you lose or maintain your weight because water helps: Boost your metabolism Cleanse your body of […]

7 Seated Stretches for Truck Drivers to Relieve Neck Pain   Being on the road can be brutal on a driver’s back, shoulders, and especially neck. As a truck driver, your body suffers the strain of having to sit for long periods of time. Often, your neck can be the area of your body that […]

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