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A Simple Plan: Services

Posted on August 6, 2017 in Auto & Motor

Getting into the Truck Business Many great truckers try to establish their own truck business but seem to fail because running a truck business is not as easy as driving and charting routes. Here are some valuable tips to put you into the right direction if you plan to put up a trucking business. By investing on the right trucking equipment, even if this is an expensive investment, is putting you into the right direction in starting this kind of business. The next step is to decide if you want to buy or lease the equipment. If your decision is to buy the equipment, allocate an amount for the down payment and the rest of the balance can be paid through a loan. If putting up a down payment to buy the equipment is a financial constraint, then the next option is to lease the equipment. Leasing terms depend on the company, such that the company may offer in structuring the rentals according to your financial capacity or structuring it in such a way that after your last payment, you’ll be owning the equipment. So, whether your decision is to buy or lease, it will depend on your financial situation; therefore, consult the services of an accountant who can put you through the whole, financial perspective of choosing the best option for you. After you have processed for procuring your equipment, the next step is to look for the right customers. With a load board, this is an online matching system where shippers and freight brokers are allowed to post their loads for truckers or trucking businesses to bid on, you are able to get your first customers. Using the load boards to get customers is a short-term strategy, the best plan to really get good customers and on a long-term basis is to do the hard work of making sales calls to shippers, freight brokers, manufacturing companies and build your customer list.
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In order for you to attract customers, bid well such that the price is low enough for you to be competitive and still earn some profits. So you can determine what would be the right price to bid, know your expenses – maintenance, truck repairs, truck and trailer payments, fuel and labor cost, and by doing so you can compute what would be your profit margin, enough to give a low bid.
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An efficient back office is needed when you have a fleet of trucks. Once you have a back office, your reliable personnel will help run your business through varied functions that were trained on them, such as settlements, clearances, record maintenance, regulatory compliance, accounting and IT services. A low cash flow situation may arise in your business because of delayed payments coming from shippers who pay on net-40 or net-60 day terms, which means that you will have to wait for two months to be paid on a load that you have already delivered. When you happen to fall into this situation, you can still avoid cash flow problems by using freight factoring, which is a financing company that provides funds to pay for freight bills, drivers’ salary, fuel and repairs, and with this assistance, you are able to cover your expenses and take on new loads.