Dollars & Sense

  • Featured Story
    What Expedite Owner-Operators Should Know About Their Compensation Plan
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 3rd 2017 9:00AM
    The compensation plan you agree to with your carrier sets the "rules of the road" for how you will make money with your truck. But it also impacts how much money you get to keep. So, how do ensure you've covered all your bases so you know what to expect and aren't blindsided by unpleasant surprises? Here are five factors to consider. 1. Mileage vs. Percentage Does the carrier pay by flat rate per mile or percentage of revenue on each load? If it'...
  • Profit First
    How Expediters Can Put ‘Profit First’ to Secure Their Financial Future
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 9th 2017 9:00AM
    You're working long hours, running a lot of miles, and generating a lot of revenue. But it never fails. No matter how much money you take in, you feel...
  • Straight Talk on Buying a Truck
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 6th 2016 12:03PM
    As an expedite owner-operator, your income is generated by your truck. But when you consider that a new truck can cost anywhere from $150,000 to over ...
  • Five Audiobooks to Help You Become a More Profitable Expediter
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Aug 16th 2016 9:37AM
    As an expedite owner-operator, you spend long hours behind the wheel delivering loads. But you're also a business owner who needs to run a venture as ...
  • Explore the Income Potential in Expedited Trucking at Expedite Expo 2016
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted May 30th 2016 9:00AM
    If you're evaluating new business opportunities, you might be considering a franchise or launching your own venture from scratch. But what if you coul...
  • Risks and Rewards of getting your own motor carrier authority
    The Risks and Rewards of Getting Your Own Motor Carrier Authority
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 25th 2016 9:00AM
    When you operate under your own motor carrier authority, you get to call your own shots and keep more of your income by negotiating rates directly wit...
  • 2016 Forecast
    Industry Experts Peer into their Crystal Ball
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Feb 9th 2016 11:34AM
    What does the expediting trucking landscape look like for 2016? What trends should we expect? EO recently spoke with industry veterans John Elliott, c...
  • Startup Costs Explained
    The Expediter's Startup Costs Explained
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 26th 2016 11:52AM
    You want to become an expedite owner-operator to launch a new career, see the country, and take charge of your financial future. But if you overlook i...
  • Bookkeeping
    3 Tips to Make Bookkeeping Less Intimidating
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 18th 2016 9:00AM
    A smart bookkeeping system will save you from heartache and hassle if you’re ever audited by the IRS. And it can help you maximize tax deductions, s...
  • What Determines a Good Load
    What Determines a Good Load?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 9th 2015 10:20AM
    One of the keys to success in expediting is to string together a series of good loads that make you money and take your business to a higher level.
  • Seven Strategies for Expediters
    Seven Success Strategies for Expedite Owner-Operators
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 2nd 2015 9:00AM
    Perhaps you're in expediting to call your own shots. Or, you always wanted the freedom to travel the country. Or, you dreamed of teaming up with your ...