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3 Tools to Start Planning Your Trucking Business

Are you ready to start planning your trucking business, but not sure where to begin? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We understand that financing and planning your trucking business is not an easy task. Let’s look at a few tools that can help you get started!

The Trucking Business Plan in 10 Steps

Sketching out a plan is a great place to start, and we’ve created a FREE tool to begin your planning process. The Trucking Business Plan in 10 Steps is a one-page canvas with question prompts created to guide your thoughts and business planning. Creating a framework will allow you to organize your thoughts into a formal business plan. A few questions that you will consider include, but are not limited to:

  • What problems will your business solve?

  • Who is your target market?

  • What services are in high demand?

  • What is your competitive advantage?

  • What is your marketing plan or sales plan?

  • How much funding will you require to start your business?

  • And more!

Download the free tool here to start drafting your business plan!

The Trucking Business Plan Starter Bundle

You can't find financing because you don't know how to create an effective business plan for your trucking business. You're ready to start planning, but not sure where to begin. You're feeling lost on how to structure your business, how to create accurate financial predictions or create a marketing strategy. If this sounds like you, then our Trucking Business Plan Starter Bundle might be the tool you need to start planning your dream trucking business. Downloading the Trucking Business Plan Starter Bundle will allow you to:

  • Create a complete business plan to lay out your vision and gain financing

  • Define your business goals along with a clear strategy to achieve success

  • Make an educated decision in organizing a legal business structure

  • Learn both business and operational lingo for the trucking industry

  • Develop an effective personal and trucking business budget


The Bundle includes the following items:

  • The Definitive “All-in-One” Business Plan Guide which features a complete business plan example for a startup trucking company, a business plan layout with thought-provoking question prompts, a fillable Microsoft Word template for you to develop your very own trucking business plan, plus a BONUS one-page business plan template

  • SWOT Analysis Template

  • SMART Goals Template for a Small Business

  • Business Structure Guide

  • BONUS 160+ Word Glossary for the Trucking Industry

  • BONUS Trucking Business Budget Template


You can download the bundle here!

The Definitive Trucking Company Startup Checklist

Are you unsure of what you need to accomplish to start a trucking business? The Definitive Trucking Company Startup Checklist covers the necessities from skills and planning, licensing, registering, and administrative tasks! This checklist acts as a high-level roadmap for successfully starting a trucking company. Examples of tasks that are listed include:

  • Create pro forma financial statements

  • Register for your Tax ID EIN

  • Complete DOT FMCSA Drug Testing

  • Sign up with UCR

  • File BOC-3

  • Obtain liability and cargo insurance

  • Set up a business bank account

  • And many more!

You can download the checklist here!


Taking the first step to plan your trucking business can be the hardest part. Investing in yourself and the right tools can make a world of difference in success. We’ve been there. We've worked with hundreds of carriers and brokers. And we've done hours upon hours of research to make sure you receive accurate and useful information. Save yourself time and frustration by using our carefully crafted and effective tools!


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Soshaul Logistics LLC and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. It is meant to serve as a guide and information only and Soshaul Logistics, LLC does not assume responsibility for any omissions, errors, or ambiguity contained herein. Contents may not be relied upon as a substitute for the FMCSA's published regulations. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction or operation.


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