Show Description Trucking with Authority could just as well be called Motor Carrier 101: An introduction to becoming a motor carrier with your own authority. We explore the ins and outs of becoming a motor carrier, covering a wide range of topics such as: how to apply and deal with the FMCSA; record keeping; compliance; sales and marketing; working with brokers; and building relationships with direct customers. We explore thought-provoking concepts that address how to set yourself apart from the crowd and how to succeed on your own. Bio Kenny’s interest in the trucking industry began early. He was about 10 when his dad first let him drive a truck, and soon afterward he was eagerly helping to work on them as well. At 18, he started driving legally, working at his dad’s excavating company in Michigan. It was there that he cut his teeth pulling heavy haul doubles, end dump, and RGN. Kenny moved to Florida in 2006 and bought his own OTR tractor. He leased on to a few percentage-pay carriers before finding a home at Landstar. He had a terrific experience there, and would probably still be leased on to Landstar today if it weren’t for his military obligations: the US Army requested that he deploy to Kuwait and Iraq in 2011. Kenny proudly served alongside his brothers and sisters, operating flatbeds and heavy equipment trucks in areas where an improperly-secured load posed a risk much greater than just an OOS violation. When Kenny returned home in 2012, he decided to get his own authority, along with a plan of teaching his wife Elizabeth to drive his truck. Although she’d never even been inside a truck, Elizabeth was a quick study. They’ve been operating as a team ever since, and enjoy exploring and absorbing the sights of our beautiful nation together. Over the 17 years that he’s officially worked in the trucking industry, Kenny has always considered himself to be self-employed. From driving at a young age and learning how to work on his own truck, to negot
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