Truck Dealerships- Don’t be Deceived

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Truck dealerships are in the business to make money, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, as a trucker, you need to be armed with information to keep from paying too much. After all, you’re in the business to make money, too. And spending more than you need to cuts into your profits.

Of course a truck dealership makes money off of truck sales, parts sales and truck service and repairs. But there are other ways a truck dealership makes money that many truckers don’t know about. These are through tractor financing, tow bills, parts pricing, and express shipping.
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Tax Exempt Truckers

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Trucking and taxes go hand-in-hand. But trucking companies and owner operators in trucking who have an ICC number or who are leased to a carrier that has an ICC number can save on sales tax in some states.

Some states, like Oregon, Montana and New Hampshire, have no sales tax at all for any retail purchases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trucking Owner-Operator Pitfalls

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There are a lot of good trucking companies out there. I have known company drivers for US Express, USA Truck, Schneider Trucking, Werner Trucking, and LTL trucking companies like Yellow Freight and Roadway Express that were really knocking back the cash. I personally have worked for Continental Express and Digby Truck Lines and did quite well. But for some drivers, working for someone else just isn’t enough…

The problem for some is that the lure of the open road tricks them into becoming owner operators before they are ready.
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