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START,

DRIVE, &

ACCELERATE

Ready to

Your Trucking Business?

Whether you're a seasoned driver looking to become your own boss or an aspiring business owner with a passion for logistics, this comprehensive course is your roadmap to launching, operating, and growing a thriving trucking business.

COURSE DETAILS

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Locate a CDL School or Entry Level Driver Training Provider in your area (see FMCSA registry here). Then inquire if it is affiliated with our program. Our partners may offer a discount on our trucking business training course and professional certificate program!

WHAT RESOURCES ARE INCLUDED?

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  • 35+ resources, guides, checklists, templates, and more!

  • A few examples include...

    • The Definitive "All-in-One" Trucking Business Spreadsheet​

    • The Definitive "All-in-One" Business Plan Guide

    • Trucking Invoice Template

    • and many more!!

15 HOURS

of learning content...

Industry Introduction

  • Learn about different driver career opportunities such as lease owner-operator, independent driver, and more.

  • Dive into an overall industry overview.

  • Learn industry terminology.

Business Planning for Trucking Entrepreneurs

  • Develop a solid business plan tailored to meet your trucking business needs. Get access to our business plan guide, example, and template!

  • Set your business goals and expectations.

  • Get your EIN, decide on your business structure, improve your credit, and learn the complexities and requirements of trucking insurance.

Industry Insights

  • Learn about the different freight opportunities such as spot vs contract, freight types, truckloads, partial loads, interstate vs intrastate, and long-haul vs short haul.

  • Learn about industry standards and regulations such as hours of service, driver qualifications, ELDT, getting your CDL, medical exams, CSA, and the roles of the FMCSA and DOT.

Trucking Business Finances

  • Develop a business budget and learn the true costs of starting a trucking business.

  • Receive tax related insights for owning a trucking business.

  • Understand your cost per mile and other operating expenses.

  • Utilize our trucking business spreadsheet resource for tracking revenue, expenses, miles, and IFTA reporting.

  • Learn how to establish business credit, finance your equipment, and obtain other financing options.

  • Use our resources and guides to learn more about invoicing, POD, customer payment terms, and factoring options.

Getting Your Business Road Ready

  • Register and acquire an operating authority for your business.

  • Register and learn about the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and the International Registration Plan (IRP).

Marketing Your Trucking Business

  • Learn how to market your trucking business on both a basic and advanced level.

  • Learn how to analyze your competitors and pinpoint your ideal customers.

  • Build business credibility and opportunity.

Finding Freight

  • Learn how to find and develop relationships with shippers, customers, brokers, and dispatchers.

Operational Insights

  • Follow the entire process of booking a load including process steps, communications, and documents required.

  • Learn how freight rates are calculated, how to communicate them, and market rate resources to utilize.

  • Discover all the necessary must-have trucking documents – most are included as templates or examples!

  • Learn the ins-and-outs of accessorial charges and freight claims.

  • Learn about inspections, audits, safety, and planning. Inspection checklists included!

Improving Operations

  • Dive into several strategies to grow your business through various marketing methods.

  • Learn how to utilize data, visualizations, and metrics in your trucking business to facilitate growth.

Expanding Operations

  • Discover various ways to expand your business operations by adding trucks, adding drivers, and much more…

Diversifying Operations

  • Discover the variety of niches and specialties to explore as you seek to grow your trucking business.

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  • What makes your courses different?
    We can confidently say that we have created one of the most detailed programs out there. Complete with start-up documents, guides, checklists, and more, our programs provide a more complete picture of owning a trucking business. We’ve done the research for you as qualified experts! We have an operating authority, both a DOT number and an MC number, we structured our business as a limited liability company or simply LLC, we’ve invoiced shippers, we’ve worked with brokers and 3PLs, we’ve assisted numerous carriers, so I guess you could say we know a thing or two about business and trucking that we wish to share with you. Our courses will save you a significant amount of time and resources as compared to finding things out on your own the hard way.
  • What makes you qualified to teach this subject?
    The creators/authors of this course (and our upcoming book!) are logistics professionals with decades of combined industry experience, having worked with hundreds of different trucking businesses and our fair share of brokers and third-party logistics companies. We have an operating authority, both a DOT number and an MC number, we structured our business as a limited liability company or simply LLC, and we’ve invoiced shippers, so I guess you could say we know a thing or two about business and trucking. We’ve done hours upon hours of research to make sure you are being provided with accurate and useful information. It also helps that our team includes an award-winning business professor with a wealth of industry experience and expertise in marketing and logistics. Our expert team is filled with PhD, MBA, and CDL know-how and years of logistics industry experience.
  • Does the course bundle include digital products from the store?
    YES! The course bundle includes 35+ resources, checklists, templates, and guides. And yes, you will receive our more popular products with your purchase of the course bundle such as our Definitive “All-in-One” Trucking Business Spreadsheet, Definitive “All-in-One” Business Plan Guide, and many more!
  • What’s the difference between the course bundle and individual courses?
    The course bundle will walk students through each phase of owning a trucking business – START, DRIVE, and ACCELERATE Your Trucking Business™. From planning, financing, getting your authority, trucking insurance, choosing a business structure, and so much more – START will guide you through the entire process of launching your trucking business. DRIVE focuses on the aspects of owning and operating a trucking business such as marketing your trucking business, finding customers, working with freight brokers, calculating rates, booking loads, documentation, freight claims, invoicing, inspections, and more. ACCELERATE is primarily focused on methods and opportunities for growing your trucking business. The individual courses are each of these phases offered as a standalone course. For example, someone who has already started a successful trucking business may only want to learn more about scaling and growing their business. In this scenario, they may choose to just purchase ACCELERATE.
  • Is customer support available for the course and other products?
    Yes. We offer technical support for all our digital products as well as any questions that you may have about starting, driving, and accelerating your trucking business. We are here to help you succeed!
  • How long will I have access to the course and course materials?
    The courses are self-paced and are available immediately after purchase. You will have 6 months to complete the course after the date of purchase. You will have the ability to download course resources to your personal devices such as guides, templates, and checklists, but you will not be permitted to download course videos.
  • Are the courses suitable for beginners with no prior trucking experience?
    Absolutely! How to START Your Trucking Business is for anyone motivated and ready to start their dream trucking business regardless of industry experience. While we wouldn’t recommend jumping right into DRIVE or ACCELERATE if you haven’t gone through START or started your trucking business, there’s nothing that will prevent you from learning the material. Learn How To START, DRIVE, and ACCELERATE Your Trucking Business™.
  • Do you offer any free resources or samples to get a feel for the quality of your products?
    We sure do! See that tab up in our menu that says FREE Resources? Click there and check out a dozen or more free digital resources, templates, and guides. You can also view a sample video from our course bundle on the course bundle landing page located here.
  • What is your refund policy for digital products and courses?
    Due to their non-returnable nature, we are unable to offer refunds for digital products and courses.
  • Can I access the courses on different devices, such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone?
    Yes! Our courses are desktop and mobile friendly. We do recommend that you access our course portal using Google Chrome to avoid any potential technical issues.
  • Do you offer certifications upon course completion?
    Each of our courses will provide you with a shareable digital certificate after completion. We encourage you to share this certificate with your social circles and shout it from the mountain tops! You are one step closer to achieving your dreams and that’s something to be proud of!
  • How do I stay updated on new courses, products, or resources you offer in the future?
    Great question! Subscribe here and we’ll be sure to keep you posted. 😊
  • How do I use a Microsoft Word or Excel file in Google Drive?
    When you open up Google Drive there is an option to upload a file. You can upload the spreadsheet file there and use it within Google Sheets or Docs. See directions from Google here: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2424368?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDeskto....
  • How do I open a zip file?
    To unzip the entire folder, right-click to select Extract All, and then follow the instructions. You can also select Extract All from the command ribbon. Read more here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/zip-and-unzip-files-f6dde0a7-0fec-8294-e1d3-703ed85e7ebc
  • Can I customize a document with my information or logo?
    If the file you downloaded is a Word Document, then yes! You can swap out any information with your own. If the document you downloaded is a PDF, you will not be able to change the existing information on the file unless you use an advanced PDF software like Adobe Acrobat. Documents that are meant to be customizable will be not be PDFs.
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