Use Trucking Software to Scale Up Your Trucking Business

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All companies start with a dream. Maybe it’s to be your own boss, or the desire to provide a better life for your family, or maybe it because you want to build something that will survive you.

No matter why you started your trucking company, if you are successful, you will come to a cross roads at some point. And when that point comes, you will need to decide whether you want to grow, or whether you want maintain your current company size. This blog post if for those who want to keep on growing.

Most, if not all businesses, start with a single person, usually the owner, who drives the business. They are involved in all decision-making, whether it’s deciding where to purchase diesel, or who to extend credit too. There is not an aspect of the business they are not intimately involved with. This works great to a point, but eventually if you are growing, you get to a spot where the principal is working 16 hours a day 7 days a week just to keep things going and does this because they feel nobody could do the job as well as they could. This ends up being an inflection point for small business, a point in time where they either learn to let go and trust the people around them, or they become the constraint that holds the business back. During my career, I’ve seen this more times than I can remember and it always goes in one of two ways. Successful entrepreneur builds a team and gets the tools necessary to scale the business up, or successful entrepreneur can’t let go, isn’t able to build a team, and doesn’t trust the tools.

Sounds easy right? You just have to build a team and get the tools to manage them, how hard could that be? Here’s the catch, it’s really hard to let go and trust others with what you have put your blood, sweat and tears into. You are going to need all the help you can get, and if you are a trucking company owner, you are going to need some good trucking software because you are going to be managing your business now instead of running it – and that means you need a single portal that will allow you to determine how well you are doing. Trucking software can do great things, like tell you what your cost per mile is on different hauls, track and complete your payroll, calculate mileage for your IFTA reporting, give you profit and loss reports. This means it will take the guess work out of quoting on new hauls because you will know your costs. So, the first step everyone should take when they decide they want to scale up their trucking company is to go get good Trucking Software, it will give you the tools you will need to go from 1 to 1000 trucks. Then, hire some people you can trust.

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