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Chris has years of experience helping others start their own trucking company. Now he’s going from behind the desk to behind the wheel to put his money where his mouth is. Follow the highs and lows of starting a trucking company through our podcast Haulin Assets.

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    • 4.9 • 139 Ratings

Chris has years of experience helping others start their own trucking company. Now he’s going from behind the desk to behind the wheel to put his money where his mouth is. Follow the highs and lows of starting a trucking company through our podcast Haulin Assets.

    #61. Look to the Future

    #61. Look to the Future

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    A couple of episodes ago I talked about being deliberate. One of the best ways to ensure you are deliberate in all that you do is to have a clear vision. All great leaders have a good vision. Whether you are an owner operator or the owner of a large fleet, you have to have a clear vision of the future if you want to maximize your success.
    What To Expect From Episode 61
    Craig and I talk about what it means to have a vision and why it is so important for a business owner. Along with vision comes personal responsibility and doing the things that will help you realize your vision. I use an example of the old Briggs and Stratton engines I used when moving irrigation pipe when I was a kid to illustrate the point. 
    At the end of the episode I also give my perspective on some of the new Hours-of-service changes that just went into effect. You can learn more about them here.

    • 34 min
    #60. August Financials

    #60. August Financials

    Another month gone by and it was a unique month, we get into why. We also answer a couple questions from listeners at the end of the episode.
    What To Expect From Episode 60
    Here are the numbers for the month. Craig and I go over them and talk about why the numbers are lower than normal.
    Total miles ran – 4,764
    Deadhead miles – 199 (4%, I think that is my lowest ever)
    Total revenue - $12,440.01
    All-in rate-per-mile - $2.51 (That number is very skewed because we delivered a load around the 1st, but all the miles were run in July, if you take that load out, the number is $1.98. Still the best we have seen in a while)
    Full days on the road - 8
    Partial days on the road – 3
    In the end Haulin Assets realized a profit of $2,136.93.
    To see the P&L and balance sheet, as well as full notes and past episodes, CLICK HERE.

    • 33 min
    #59. Be Deliberate

    #59. Be Deliberate

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    It has always been a desire of mine to be financially successful. Since I was in my early 20's, I have had two big financial goals. The first was to have a net worth of $1 million by the time I was 40. The second is to be financially independent by the time I turn 50. I'm a very driven person, my wife both loves and hates that fact, and I have met the first goal and have 8 more years to achieve the second one. I don't tell this to brag, but in this episode I am going to talk about one of my habits that I think has had the biggest impact on my success and I hope it can help you out too.
    What To Expect From Episode 59
    It's been a while since we have had an episode that focuses on the mindset of an owner operator. It's a reoccurring theme on this podcast, but the mindset of an owner operator has to be different than that of a driver. Over the years, I have gotten to know a lot of successful business owners, both in and out of the trucking industry. One thing that just about all of them have in common is that they are very deliberate in all they do. What does that mean? The dictionary defines deliberate as, "Done consciously and intentionally."
    In this episode, I use a lot of examples in my life that show how I have been deliberate in just about all that I do and how that deliberate mentality has impacted my success. We give some examples related to the trucking industry. I also show why that is an important habit to develop in order to realize your entire potential.

    • 41 min
    #58. July Financials

    #58. July Financials

    As always, head to HaulinAssetsLLC.com for full show notes and documents from this and other episodes!
     
    Things seem to be getting better and better as the months go by, but we are clearly not out of the woods yet. July was better than June, and the freight market seems to continue to move in the right direction. Rates toward the end of the month were better than the beginning of the month.
    What To Expect From Episode 58
    Here are the numbers for the month. Craig and I go over them and talk in detail about what made the monthly profit lower than we like to see.
    Total miles ran – 11,223
    Deadhead miles – 931
    Total revenue - $20,160.01
    All-in rate-per-mile - $1.66 (Still not very good, but $0.10 better than last month)
    Full days on the road - 19
    Partial days on the road – 5
    In the end Haulin Assets realized a profit of $1,537.53.

    • 26 min
    #57. How An Owner Operator Should Grow A Trucking Company

    #57. How An Owner Operator Should Grow A Trucking Company

    As always, head to HaulinAssetsLLC.com for full show notes and documents from this and other episodes!
     
    Chris and Craig tackle the topic of how (and more importantly, how NOT) to grow your company from one truck to more. The basic principle is this: Chris has seen too many owner-operators try to grow their company too fast, and to step away from a driving role too soon. Chris breaks down the numbers, showing how you can grow your company--and your fleet--in a sustainable, healthy way.

    • 33 min
    #56. June Financials

    #56. June Financials

    As always, head to HaulinAssetsLLC.com for full show notes and documents from this and other episodes!
    We're still experiencing the roller coaster ride of a tough economy and a volatile freight market. With that being said, we still made money in June, it just wasn't much. Like my dad always says, "It's better than a swift kick in the butt. The biggest difference this month that really affected our financials were much higher than normal maintenance and repair expenses.
    What To Expect From Episode 56
    Here are the numbers for the month. Craig and I go over them and talk in detail about what made the monthly profit lower than we like to see.
    Total miles ran – 12,765
    Deadhead miles – 1,178 (A bit higher than I like, but a lot of it was one load that was a good paying load, even with the deadhead)
    Total revenue - $19,889.62
    All-in rate-per-mile - $1.56 (Not very good, we had a hard time with rates for freight that was moving from east to west)
    Full days on the road - 17
    Partial days on the road – 4
    In the end Haulin Assets realized a profit of $169.63.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

12kickz ,

Like no other

I was a company driver the last 2 years and when I started planning on becoming and O/O of course these ads start popping up on my YouTube videos, as if my phone is listening, I started to listen to them and when I finished all the episodes I wanted to listen to other podcasts that can give me some info and I quickly realized that there’s no other like this one. Clear info on how to start and keep up with your business. I learned more about running a trucking company from this podcast that all the google search I’ve done. That Cost-Per-Mile is great, how can someone start a trucking business without knowing their CPM? Am glad Apple is spying on me and put their ad in front of me.

Bald Eagle Daddy ,

Haulin Assets Rules

This is the best Trucking Podcast around. I have listened to every episode more than once and learn more each time. I have been in contact with Tyler and am almost ready to take the next step. Guys, thank you.

Victory Transformation ,

Great to see and learn behind the scenes

Thank you for this podcast. I have really been trying to get answers on being an owner operator and it seems that it’s very hard to find those answers. This has been very refreshing. Thank you!

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