Looking Forward in the Trucking Industry
What a crazy situation we find ourselves in.
Unemployment is skyrocketing, many people have less money to spend, businesses are hurting, less is being produced, and it feels like the economy is grinding to a halt in many ways, apart from the essentials.Read More
5 Reasons Why a Good Website Is Essential for Trucking Companies
Let’s be honest. Most trucking companies have a website that looks like it was built in the 90’s, if they even have a website at all. Larger trucking companies are starting to turn this trend around, but overall, websites are highly underrated in this industry.Read More
Using Habits and Automation to Work Harder and Live Better
One of the best books I’ve read so far this year is Atomic Habits by James Clear. It’s a fresh and modern take on an old idea that comes into focus every so often (30 years ago we had “7 habits of highly effective people”). Habits are a useful lens to examine our behavior, understand why we do the things we do, and gain some control over our lives.Read More
QuickBooks VS. Specialized Trucking Accounting Software
When first starting out, most small businesses invest in accounting software. QuickBooks is the most popular. Others include Sage, Xero and MYOB. These products do a serviceable job of billing and accounting, for a typical small business in its early stages. But trucking companies are not typical – and trucking company owners don’t want their business to stay small forever. Read More
Feeling Overwhelmed in the Trucking Industry?
Fred Rogers, beloved TV personality from the series “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”, weighed precisely 143 pounds for over 30 years. He refused to do anything that would compromise his health. He did not drink or smoke. He never went to bed early, never woke up late, and went swimming every day. He had an extremely calming presence – he seemed like somebody who was never ‘overwhelmed’ by anything. Read More