If you plan to operate as a for-hire carrier (tractor and tandem trailer truck or box truck) that hauls cargo across state lines (interstate), you will need a trucking business plan, plus United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number and motor carrier operating authority (MC number) from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Starting a trucking company and getting your trucking business plan plus, USDOT and MC numbers can be complicated, but the staff at Sky Transport Solutions will make it fast and easy!
We help you form your business entity (LLC or Corporation) in your home state. Then, we complete and file all the paperwork for you. We also provide you important documents you need to run your trucking company.
Sky Transport Solutions is one of the few companies that forms your trucking company and applies for your operating authority (MC number) for you. Plus, after you get your authority you can you can rely on Sky Transport Solutions to provide 24/7 staffed support to keep your trucking company in compliance with all regulations and file all taxes and paperwork on time.
Why work with Sky Transport Solutions to start your trucking company?
No matter what business you decide to start you will need a way to stay organized and stay on track to make sure your business is financially profitable. It is true a trucking company is very complicated in terms of business planning and accounting, but many trucking companies are not a profitable as they could be if they were more focused on their accounting and trucking office management. The first step to your success is to get a great trucking business plan.
The staff at Sky Transport Solutions has assisted thousands of trucking companies, owner operators and trucking fleets when they decided to open a trucking company with their trucking business plan.
Every year, I spend time in January and February getting organized and ready for the upcoming year. My organizing actually starts during the holidays–with every present I receive, I’m thinking “Out with the old and in with the new.” When I receive a gift, I have to decide what old item I’m going to get rid of. This year, after putting away the new china I got for Christmas–and selling my former set on eBay–I moved on to organizing my office. If you’d like to get the new year started right, follow these tips to help you get organized for a successful 2006:
1. Clean, organize and purge your desk. Update your files and replace all torn files. Buy new files, in different colors, and organize them by color: green for financial papers, purple for clients and so on. Be sure to label all the files, and then organize them alphabetically within each color scheme. And never, ever put the word “Misc” on any file–once you file it, you’ll forget what you put in it. If you can say out loud what the file is, you have your label.
2. Be like Santa every day of the week. Make a list and check it twice. There’s nothing more satisfying than checking things off your “to do” list! Make a list every night of all the things you need to accomplish the next day. Do this every night, including the weekends, so you get in the habit of relying on your to-do list to help you get things done.
3. Use only one calendar. Choose the one that works best for you: one on your computer, a handheld one like a PDA, or a paper one on your desk. Then get rid of all your other calendars and use just the one to record and keep track of everything. If you’re maintaining more than one person’s schedule, like your children’s, use different colored inks to record information for each family member.
4. Make a note on your calendar, one week ahead of any event, about what you need to do for that event. Do you need to buy wine to bring to a housewarming party? Do you need to send flowers for your mother’s birthday? Whatever it is, make a note of it in advance so you can stay of top of your tasks.
5. Make a list of your goals. Write down at least 10 goals you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Be specific. Then put the list away and update it again next year. One goal being your trucking business plan.
6. Choose one or two goals you want to accomplish this year with your business. Maybe it’s to make more money or to land more clients. How will you accomplish that goal? What amount of money will you make this year? How will you do it? Type that information out in a clear sentence, put by your bedside, and read it every morning and every night to help inspire you to reach your goals.
7. Get rid of any office supplies you haven’t used in the past year. Return them to the store for credit or donate them to your favorite charity. The less clutter there is in your office, the more happiness there’ll be in your life. If you buy a new printer, donate the old one. You don’t need two printers–the old one is just taking up space. This goes for everything in your office.
8. Start planning now for the next tax year. Label a box “Next Year’s Taxes,” and put it in your office. This box will hold all your tax-related documents throughout the year: bank statements, receipts for business expenses, online statements indicating what bills you paid and charity receipts. At the end of the year, remove the contents from the box and make two piles–business and personal–for your accountant (or for yourself, if you do your own taxes). The box will be the one place you put everything that has anything to do with your taxes. It sure beats searching for the paperwork at the end of the year. Plan for getting a trucking business plan and trucking website template.
9. Update your rolodex. Clear out all the cards of people you never called last year. I can tell you that if a year goes by and you haven’t contacted them, chances are, you’ll never call them. If you feel you need to keep the information, put all the “maybe I’ll call them one of these days” cards in a file and label it that. Now these days no one uses a Rolodex, but a well thought out trucking business plan will allow you to get a smart phone.
Sample text from Truck And Freight Company Business Plan:
Replace all in red with your company name and city and state. An alter all text that does not apply or is missing.