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Boost Your Trucking Owner Operator Career in 2018

Northeast Florida is the place to be for logistics professionals. As investments in infrastructure increase and businesses set their sights on relocating to the region, 2018 is shaping up as a golden year for intermodal specialists to prosper.

Truck drivers- this year is yours! It’s time to put your blinders on and look to the future. As an owner operator, the road before you presents marvelous opportunities and we have the tips to help you grasp them.

How can you boost your career as an owner operator?

Make a budget and take it seriously

It’s one thing to set ambitious financial goals, but it’s also important to be realistic. Create a budget plan that helps you save and plan honestly. Don’t set goals based on times of the year when the money flow should be generous and keep your fingers crossed. Look at how much you make on average per year and set up your plan accordingly, setting money aside for maintenance, insurance, emergencies, etc.

Put some thought into choosing your truck

If you don’t yet have a truck, opt for a lease or used vehicle that you can afford without throwing yourself into deep debt just to look hot on the road. The truck you choose should reflect the loads you aim to carry. Most importantly, research the fuel economy before making any hasty decisions. How old is the truck? What kind of mileage does it get? Look at overall performance and maintenance requirements.

Don’t neglect your health

Long hours on the road and stretches of time spent away from home and family can be harrowing on physical and mental health. This year, make it a personal mission to put your well-being first. Not only will it make you feel energized and sharp, but it will keep you in tip top shape to accomplish your goals. Aim for staying hydrated by keeping a filled water bottle with you at all times. Get proper sleep each night and make time for some exercise each day- even if it’s just going for a walk or doing stretches. Utilize the power of technology to keep in contact with family through video calls and messaging.

Take initiative

No matter if you’re new to the business or have been on the road for a few years, it’s never too late to learn something new or go into a venture with fresh eyes. Be open to meeting new connects that could possibly bring new business relationships and prospects in the future. Look at new training or certifications you can get and think with the mind of a business owner to work hard and put in the time to get ahead.

Courtney L.
July 17, 2018
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