1. Managing Your Over the Road Trucking Company

    Managing Your Over the Road Trucking Company   Often, when you start your own trucking company you are working both as a business owner and a truck driver. There is a lot to manage- Let’s look at some of the major responsibilities and how FR8 Solutions can help make managing your over the road trucking company a breeze.   Expenses and Taxes: As a business owner, you must know how much money is…Read More

  2. Working Together for your Business Success

    Working Together for Your Business Success – Bookkeeper vs Certified Public Accountant (CPA)   Unarguably, both can be valuable to the growth and success of your business in many ways. While both bookkeepers and CPA’s duties vary from one another, an adequate and successful accounting system is set up and maintained with a coordinated effort between the bookkeeper, CPA and you. Most busin…Read More

  3. Increasing Cash Flow by Minimizing Aging Accounts Receivables

    Increasing Cash Flow by Minimizing Aging Accounts Receivables   Slow-to-pay clients and unpaid Accounts Receivables will limit the cash flow that is needed for your business to stay operational. Plan ahead by creating business strategies to eliminate or minimize your unpaid transactions while maximizing your business’ cash flow. Consider ways to avoid having aging Accounts Receivables: When…Read More

  4. The Dispatcher’s Relationship with the Carrier and the Broker.

    The Dispatcher's Relationship with the Carrier and the Broker. It’s all very circular; without one, you don’t have the other. The common factor? An experienced dispatcher. The solid relationship between a dispatcher/carrier and dispatcher/broker doesn’t come without a ton of hard work, communication, and trust. You see, a good dispatcher works tirelessly to learn how to get the best rates an…Read More

  5. What is the Clearninghouse?

    What is the Clearinghouse? "The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement personnel real -time information about CDL driver drug and alcohol violations, thereby enhancing safety on our nations roadways." Though implementation of the Clearinghouse was January 6, 2020, the rule took effect January 4, 2017. The in…Read More

  6. Human Trafficking: Signs and Resources

    Human Trafficking: Signs and Resources Human Trafficking is serious business. Truck drivers, whether OTR or local, play a huge role in the prevention and reporting of trafficking. We have put together some signs and resources for you to use when out on the road. Full disclosure, the FR8 Solutions Dispatch/Brokerage team did a ton of research and much of the information in this blog is directly fro…Read More

  7. Business vs. Personal: The Benefits of Separation

    Business vs. Personal: Benefits of Separation It is hard work starting up a company. The last thing you want to do is create problems that turn into issues down the road! Many small business owners start using their business account for personal expenses or vice versa. To fix this you first need to separate business and personal accounts and the next step review every transaction and correctly cla…Read More

  8. Roadcheck May 4-6, 2021

    Roadcheck May 4-6 2021 Having a good safety and inspection rating is important for having a successful trucking company. Having a poor rating can make it hard to book loads, affect insurance prices, and discredit your company name. Each year, drivers dread inspection week. Below, you can find information to help you be prepared for these inspections and hopefully take some of the stress away! As a…Read More

  9. There will always be weather to drive through and road conditions to bypass

    There will always be weather to drive through and road conditions to bypass.   As a truck driver, you must plan out your routes, whether you are staying local or driving across the United States. There are always factors you need to take into consideration such as fuel stations, truck stops, traffic, tolls, and the like. Two important factors are weather conditions and road conditions. There are …Read More

  10. Are A Few Seconds Worth Your Life? Stop! Trains Can’t.

    Are a few seconds worth your life? Stop! Trains Can’t. Railroad crossing Safety. The devastation in losing a loved one, due to an accident involving a train is not unheard of. I personally have a friend that was impacted by losing two of her sisters in a train accident. Every day we put our lives at risk, and we do not realize how safety can make an impact on someone’s life if we are not cauti…Read More