If you have shifted into the process of starting a new trucking business, you are aware of the difficulties in getting the right information and resources to get started. Having the right tools can streamline these processes and set your business up for success. Lucky for you, we have created several digital tools to help you successfully start your small trucking business.
1. The Definitive “All-in-One” Business Plan Guide
A well-crafted business plan is the foundation of any successful venture. It outlines your business vision, explains how the company generates revenue, and why it’s going to stand out and succeed. This is especially important if you’re trying to get a new business loan as most lenders will ask for a copy of your business plan. The Definitive "All-in-One" Business Plan Guide for starting a new trucking business features three guiding documents to help you create and finalize your strategic business plan: a complete business plan example for a start-up trucking company, a business plan layout with question prompts, and a fillable Microsoft Word template for you to develop your very own trucking business plan + a BONUS one-page business plan template. This complete package, filled with the guiding tools and templates that you need, is a perfect place to start working towards building your successful trucking business!
2. Personal & Business Budget Template
Managing both personal and business finances is crucial for any entrepreneur. The Personal & Business Budget Template offers a user-friendly format to help you track your personal and business income, expenses, and savings goals. By keeping your financial life organized, you can make informed decisions, allocate resources effectively, and achieve your financial objectives for your business and personal life.
3. The Definitive Guide to Insurance
Navigating the complexities of insurance coverage is essential to protect your new trucking business and meet industry regulations. The Definitive Guide to Insurance offers insights into the types of insurance required in the trucking industry, such as liability insurance, cargo insurance, and more. It explains key terms, coverage options, and considerations to help you make informed decisions about your insurance needs.
4. The Definitive “All-in-One” Trucking Business Spreadsheet
Running a successful trucking business requires careful financial management. The Definitive "All-in-One" Trucking Business Spreadsheet is...well, an all-in-one spreadsheet for your small trucking business! The workbook includes a detailed business dashboard that features key metrics to monitor your business's health such as your average cost per mile, expense and revenue totals, and more. With formulas already built-in, tracking expenses, revenue, trip details, and miles is easy! The spreadsheet also makes IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) quarterly tax reporting easy by calculating your total miles and tax-paid gallons. You will also receive a BONUS Tax Deduction summary report based on your specific operation. This is a turn-key spreadsheet ready for you to use instantly!
5. The Definitive Trucking Company Startup Checklist
Starting a trucking business involves many tasks, and having a clear roadmap is essential. The Definitive Trucking Company Startup Checklist provides a comprehensive breakdown of the essential steps required to launch your trucking business successfully. This checklist covers the necessities from skills and planning, licensing, registering, and administrative tasks!
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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.