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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Owner Operator 101 eBook - Info and Buy




Immediate download upon payment - no shipping costs! 

Updated April 2014
Only $29.99

Also visit my blog "How to Become an Owner Operator and Make Money in Trucking"

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TAX DEDUCTIBLE!  If you do start you own trucking business, the cost of this ebook is tax deductible as a business expense.  Just print and save a receipt when you check out.

A complete guide to becoming a successful owner operator – everything you need to know from A to Z. This ebook will walk you through, step by step, the process of starting your own trucking business. It is geared toward the one-truck owner operator, but can be also be used by those who want to hire employees to drive.

It can save you time and money in research trying to locate the correct agency, purchasing the right permits, getting the right insurance. You may want to hire an agency to do all of this for you, but after reading this ebook, you should be able to do everything yourself, without paying others hundreds of dollars.

It has information which will be useful after you start your operations, helping you to not only make money, but how to budget and save that hard-earned dough.

Author: Lynn Mills (Road King)

I have been driving a truck since 1967 and have been an owner operator since 1972. As I am nearing retirement age, I decided to share what I have learned over the years with those of you who are thinking about buying a truck and starting your own business, and perhaps help you avoid some mistakes I made along the way.

This eBook is available for immediate download, just by clicking on the button of your choice. It is in PDF format (you need a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader), and you can save it to your computer, eReader, or other device (file size: 55.82 MB).

PRINTABLE:   Although this eBook is not available in hard copy, (saving you shipping costs) it can be printed.  It is formatted to be printed double sided (saving you paper) and fastened on the left side.  Of course, it can also be printed single sided.

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This book is unique in that it has clickable links throughout to the agencies you need to contact for licensing, registration and more.

This ebook is a must-have for those thinking of becoming an owner operator. It takes you step-by-step through the process of obtaining a business license, how to buy your equipment, and getting it legal.

After you get started, this book will help you with required bookkeeping, record keeping, drug and alcohol, taxes and everything else you need to know.

This eBook is packed with information, AND you won't find pages of white space at the end of each chapter.  

Do you know...
  • That you need a business license?
  • How to get one?
  • Do you know the pros and cons of getting your own authority or leasing your equipment to a carrier?
  • What kinds of licenses and permits you need for your business?
  • Where and how to get them?
  • If you need a business plan and how to write one?
  • How to get a loan?
  • The difference in business structures (sole proprietor, partnership, and LLC)?
  • Do you know what type of business structure you should have - and why?
  • What is TSA,TWIC, FMCSA, MC number and MORE?
  • If you need any of these?
  • What kind of equipment you need for your operation and why (how to spec your tractor/trailer)?
    ALL  THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE ARE ANSWERED IN THIS eBOOK
What's Inside (See Table of Contents below for complete list):

Over 100 pages

How and where to get a CDL (Commercial Driver's License).

How to decide what type of entity (business structure) you need (sole proprietor, partnership, LLC or LLP).

Writing a business plan.

How and where to get your business license.

How to spec and purchase your equipment, including tips for financing.

How and where to register your equipment – including permits and taxes (includes links to Canadian business and registration agencies).

How to figure if you can make a profit using an interactive Cost Per Mile (CPM) spreadsheet calculator (includes a Mile Per Gallon (MPG) calculator).

Fuel surcharges.

Getting your own operating authority, or leasing your equipment to a carrier.

Information about preventive maintenance.

Bookkeeping and record keeping information, including drug and alcohol.

How to increase your bottom line.

Depreciation.

Fuel, road, and IFTA taxes.

Tax calendar for each type of entity.

Definitions and trucking terms.

Load board information.

Check out the Table of Contents to see everything that is included.

Yes, most of these topics are covered on my blog, but not in the depth they are covered in the eBook.


TABLE OF CONTENTS 


INTRODUCTION 
BACKGROUND
MAKING THE DECISION
TAKING THE FIRST STEPS
How Much Will it Cost to Get Started?
    Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
    Classes of CDL's.
    Endorsements.
    Additional CDL Information
    Employer Notification
    Disqualifications
    Truck Driving Schools
EQUIPMENT
    Tractors
    Tractor Additions
    APUs – Auxiliary Power Units and GenSets
    Trailers
       Trailer Accessories
    Miscellaneous Equipment
    Office Equipment
CREDIT
    Credit Reports
    DAC Reports
    Tips for Filling out an Application
OPERATING AUTHORITY OR LEASING
    Operating Authority
    Leasing Your Truck to a Carrier
FINANCING
    What About Lease-purchase Contracts?
    Conventional Financing
    Non-Conventional Financing
INSURANCE
    For Those with Their Own Authority
        Required Insurance
    For the Leased Owner Operator
       Required Insurance
    Optional Insurance
INCOME AND EXPENSES
    Income
    Fuel Surcharges
    Expenses
    Deduction or Depreciation?
    Leased (Rent/Purchase) Equipment
    Repairs vs Improvements
    The Bottom Line
BOOKKEEPING
    How to Set Up a Spreadsheet for Bookkeeping
    How to Set Up a Database for Bookkeeping
    How to Set Up a Software Bookkeeping Program
    How to Use Bookkeeping Reports
HOW TO MAKE AND KEEP MONEY
RECORD KEEPING
    Drug and Alcohol
    Permits, Taxes, Licenses and Safety
TYPES OF ENTITIES and TAXES
    Sole Proprietor
    Partnership
    LLC or LLP
    Corporations and S Corporations
LICENSING and PERMITS
    Getting Your Business License
    Vehicle Registration (License Plate) – IRP
    Trailer Registration
    Trip Permits
    Special Permits
A BUSINESS PLAN
    Preparation
    Service Corp of Retired Employees – SCORE
    Small Business Development Center – SBDC
    CPM (Cost Per Mile)/MPG (Mile Per Gallon) Chart
    Writing Your Plan
LOAD BOARDS
    Sample Load Board – Home Page
    Sample Load Board – Results Page
OOIDA
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
    (Time to Pay Up)
    Permits & Licensing Renewals
    Taxes
APPENDIXES
    Resources
    Business Registration and IRP/IFTA
       Permits and Licensing Agencies
       States and Canadian Providences
    Internet Links (Resources)
       Federal Resources
       Non-Government Resources
       Equipment
       General Information
       List of Company Truck Driving Schools
       List of Non-Company Truck Driving Schools
       Software and Trucking Program
       Load Boards
       APUs
       Magazines
       Credit
       Miscellaneous
SUPPORTING INFORMATION
    Large Truck Accidents
       Fatalities
      Truck Driver Health
      No Zone
Tax Publications
IRS Tax Forms
GLOSSARY OF TRUCKING TERMS
ILLUSTRATIONS OF EQUIPMENT
CHECKLIST
CONCLUSION
Table Index
Example of Apportioned Prorate – Table 1
Projected Income and Expenses Ratio – Table 2
Estimate of Expenses – Table 3
Load Board Results – Table 4
Business Registration Websites – Table 5
Driver Health – Table 6
IRS Tax Forms – Table 7

Illustration Index

Example of Spreadsheet Bookkeeping – Illustration 1
CPM/MPG Chart (What If?) – Illustration 2
Projected Income and Expenses Ratio Chart -- Illustration 3
Projected Expenses -- Illustration 4
Sample Load Board Home – Illustration 5
Fatalities -- Illustration 6
Types of Equipment (1) – Illustration 7
Types of Equipment (2) – Illustration 8


Sample of Tables and Charts Included in eBook 


       







Much More.

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