There’s a heck of a lot of information out there for owner-operators.
But, as great as Google is, sometimes it can be hard to find the good stuff.
So we created this list with some of the best resources out there. Whether you’re new to the owner-operator game or a seasoned pro, these are worth taking a look at.
If you have a question and can’t find a good answer, this is the place to go.
OOIDA membership has a ton of benefits for you and your business, including discounts on insurance and other services, rebates and special offers. No matter what you’re looking to learn about or save money on, they can likely point you in the right direction.
Overdrive regularly puts out helpful articles and industry news tailored to owner-operators. And their Partners in Business Manual is something every owner-operator should read. It’s absolutely packed with the information you need to run a more profitable business.
4. Kenny Long’s Podcast Trucking With Authority
Kenny’s podcast has answers to your small business questions. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, too.
5. The AAOO
Becoming a member of the American Association for Owner Operators has a ton of benefits, including discounts on fuel, insurance, ELDs, and more. Plus, they’ve got some helpful stuff, like this great list of trucking podcasts.
6. Landline Magazine and Tandem Thoughts
Landline is a great source of trucking news and business info for owner-operators. And their Tandem Thoughts blog is filled with interesting insights and pretty funny commentary.
Kevin Rutherford is a household name in the trucking industry because he’s been giving owner-operators sound business advice for years. You can hear him live on XM Radio every weekday from 11am to 2pm, or check out his website Let’s Truck.
Smart-Trucking.com has a ton of real world advice for every aspiring owner-operator. You can check out their 10 tips for success if you’re just starting out, or follow them on Youtube, where Dave always has something hilarious to say.
The DAT has been the go-to watering hole for owner-operators for quite some time. But it’s more than just a load board. They also provide a lot of useful info for owner-operators, including this great list of resources.
10. The LoadPal App, Newsletter and Blog
Okay, we may not be fully deserving of a spot on this list just yet.
But we know the LoadPal app is a resource for every owner-operator out there today. It can help you create and send invoices, manage trip documents, and get paid faster.
Our newsletter is still just starting out, but in time it will provide owner-operators with a monthly update, including tips on getting paid faster, helpful business info, and some funny stuff too. Subscribe right now to start receiving updates!
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Author: Steele Roddick
Steele is a writer and editor who grew up in a family of truckers. His grandfather owned a small trucking business for years. Being legally blind, however, Steele knew he could never drive and needed to find different ways to contribute. These days he does so with his words and by promoting LoadPal, an app he likes to think his grandfather, and certainly his grandmother, would have loved.