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SMALL LONG HAUL TRUCKING OR OWNER OPERATOR BUSINESS EXPENSES/REVENUE AND OPERATING BUDET INTRODUCTION
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EQNEEDF 2001 Trucking Issues and national and International issues affecting the future—2012 forward with hope
By Jamie D
Published: July 13, 2010
“Due to the growing marketplace, is a common necessity for commercial goods and products to be moved to a new city or state? This need creates a great opportunity for new transportation businesses and as a result the trucking industry is an extremely competitive field. Because the competition is steep, save yourself time, money, and energy by thoroughly researching the industry before you jump in. If you’re considering opening a trucking business, use this guide to help you get started. Determine how your trucking business will operate.”
Starting a Trucking Company: How to Run a Trucking Business – Truckers Report
“For many truck drivers now may be the prime opportunity to start a trucking company as an owner-operator. The demand for trucking is currently on the rise. In fact the US Department of Labor predicts that employment for truck drivers will increase 21% between 2010 and 2020. Running a trucking company as an owner-operator can be both rewarding and challenging. Before making this decision, it is important to consider all the factors involved in starting your own trucking company.
Succeeding as an Owner-Operator (PDF): This white paper, published by the Used Truck Association, provides a brief overview on how to develop a successful trucking company.
OSHA Trucking Industry Index: A detailed resource on federal trucking safety standards. It also provides links to federal training requirements, state-specific websites, and other relevant governmental departments.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Evaluate general trucking industry employment facts and statistics from the US Department of Labor.
DOT Interstate Motor Operations Booklet: This guidebook lays out the rules and requirements of interstate trucking. It also provides contact information for applicable state and federal entities.
IRS Trucking Industry Overview: A detailed, technical look at the tax and accounting specifics of running a trucking company.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Being an Owner-Operator (PDF): This academic paper, produced for the Department of Transportation, uses numerous interviews with truckers in order to thoroughly explain their opinions on independent trucking and being an owner-operator.”
Why Small Trucking Businesses are the past.
In 2002 they were slowly going out of business. As a Owner Operator you can earn $35,000.00 to $48,000.00 unless your driving over thee limit of hours on the road or driving 7 days a week, $50,000.000 income is possible without mishap expenses, motels, restaurants, etc., but now you can get a long haul trucking job for $75,000.00 so the Owner Operator professional will opt out for no overhead cost, MC/DOT responsibility, etc.
Quite frankly, unless you just don’t want to work for a trucking company, being an Owner Operator doesn’t pay enough anymore. Long Haul Trucking Companies like the one that follows are receiving more from shippers per mile then any Owner Operator can earn going through brokers and a Small Trucking Business even if the driver is sub contracting, if the driver is being dispatched by the owner of the truck and MC/DOT is not in the drivers name, you will be responsible as an employer for State/Federal unemployment, Workers Compensation and most likely Social Security Employee Tax.
Business Plan and Budgets that follow on this web site illustrate the actual costs involved in a Trucking Business and upon conclusion you will rather be an employee earning $75,000.00 annually without Business responsibilities and or equipment up keep/maintenance, repairs, insurance and replacement. You won’t have to pay to find loads either.
“Drivers who choose Long Haul Trucking can make up to $75,000 per year. Long Haul Trucking isn’t just your average Trucking Company; it’s a Trucking company that wants to work with you and your goals as a Truck Driver.
Long Haul Trucking offers Premier 94 Truck Service at their base location in beautiful Albertville, Minnesota which is located on Historic I-94. Mechanics, Truck Wash, and a complete line of Parts and Accessories that will make your truck not only the best running, but also the cleanest.
Long Haul Trucking also offers Club 94 that card-locked control gives our drivers 24/7 access to a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, dining area with HD TV’s, two new private showers, a theater room with a 70-Inch plasma HD TV, and an exercise room with Life Fitness machines Club 94 offers all the comforts of home!
Everybody at Long Haul Trucking works together as a team to make sure that Long Haul Trucking is “Running on the Power of Promises Kept.”
Benefits of Driving with Long Haul Trucking
Make up to $75,000 per year
2,800 Average Miles Per Week
Home Time when Requested
PeopleNet on all Trucks
Trucks have I-Pass and EZ Pass Installed
APU Units on All Trucks
Dish TV in All Trucks
Employee Assistance Program
401K Retirement Plan
Premier 94 Truck Service at HQ
Club 94 Membership
Employee Offers at Area Businesses
Preferred age of 23 or older
Minimum of two years or 200k miles verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience in last three years
No more than three moving violations in the past three years
No “serious” violations (i.e., reckless or careless driving, DUI, driving commercial vehicle with out CDL in drivers possession, etc.) in the past five years
No more than three preventable accidents in the past three years
No DOT reportable with receiving a citation that related to a fatality
No more than three jobs in the past three years
Dispatch: Average time out is 2 weeks, home weekends may be possible! -
NO FORCED DISPATCH!
Medical Insurance - Full time employees and drivers may enroll in either a single or a family medical insurance plan. Long Haul Trucking pays a portion of the single coverage up to as much as the entire single premium depending upon the plan selected and the plans available upon each plan renewal year. This benefit goes into effect 60 days after the end of your first month. Family coverage is also available. The employee is responsible for paying the family coverage through pre-taxed payroll deduction.
Dental - Full time drivers may enroll in either a single or a family dental insurance plan. The employee is responsible for paying the pre-taxed dental premium through payroll deduction.
Life Insurance - Long Haul Trucking supplies life insurance coverage to each full time employee. Long Haul also gives the option to purchase additional coverage.
Disability Insurance - Long Haul Trucking supplies long-term disability insurance coverage to each full time employee. Long Haul also gives the option to purchase additional coverage’s.
401K Retirement Plan - Employees are eligible to participate in the plan if at least age 21 and have completed one year of service with the company. Employees may contribute from 1% to 25% of pay up to the limit set by the IRS. Long Haul Trucking will match 50% of the first 6% of pay each employee contributes to the plan through salary deferral.
Health and Dependent care reimbursement plans (SEC. 125 Cafeteria Plan) - This benefit lets employees who wish to participate, set aside a certain dollar amount of their pre-tax earnings for reimbursement of health care and dependent care costs.
Vacation Pay - Full-time employees and full-time drivers are eligible for paid vacation time.
Vacation is calculated based on anniversary of hire date.
1 year of employment – 1 week paid vacation.
Employee Assistance Program - The EAP phone lines are always available 24/7 to our employees when they have a question or a problem whether they need to speak to a financial advisor, an attorney, a medical professional or counselor. This work-life balance program is part of the no cost to you insurance offered by Long Haul Trucking Inc. and is designed to provide fast, convenient answers and advice on a wide range of topics when help is needed balancing work, home, personal or family issues.
If after viewing the contents of this web site influenced your decision to become a Long Haul Trucker, then good trucking to you. Working as an Owner Operator or for a Large Trucking Company depends on many things. Highest paying job doesn’t always mean a person flat out won’t work for the other guy and are willing to chase brokered loads at discounted shipping rates. Loads under $1.80 per mile for a Small Trucking Business means no revenue past $1.60 per mile business and truck/trailer expenses for one employee driving an awesome 12,000 miles a month. I know, an average of 2,800 miles a week, but if you drive 7 hour days at 55 mph, totaling 385 miles twice a day or 770 miles a day x 5 equals 3,850 miles per week, so if driving is all you do, no destination, no weekend off I believe is still possible to rest ten hours a day and just drive long distances but if you are stuck on getting home on weekends then less miles driven is the outcome because of wait times to pickup and load, so averaging 2,800 to 3,000 miles a 5 or 6-day week is realistic. Driving 1,065 miles and reloading and then trying to always be home for the weekend nearing the end of the 5th day as an Owner Operator with wait times and dead head miles accounting for more miles driven to pickup and then when you drop the load you must find another load and drive to it, revenue verses business and operation expenses becomes very important sense the cost to operate is daily, weekly, monthly, semi annually, annually and per the mile.
The Budget I prepared on this web site includes Oregon Road Tax operating your truck and trailer 800 miles a week inside Oregon.
Years back Small Long Haul Trucking Businesses were able to operate but regulations and taxes, high cost for everything and fuel as well, brokered loads, just closed them down, so fewer opportunities to learn the trade in small vile because the family owned small trucking businesses no longer exist unless there all earning $1.80 per mile.
Yet many companies are not only providing the training but able to give you a long haul trucking job after graduation right out of school, like SWIFT and others once you’ve logged 200,000 miles.
Beginning as an Owner Operator would elevate you to VIP Status in two years or after school with SWIFT you’ll immediately begin driving and in two years with 200,000 miles safe driving, $75,000.00 income is possible annually.
So drive as much as you can safely do in a day and obey laws, because 200,000 drivers are needed throughout the trucking industry.