KEVIN RUTHERFORD’S BUSINESS ADVICE FOR OWNER-OPERATORS

KEVIN RUTHERFORD, RADIO HOST OF TRUCKING BUSINESS & BEYOND ON SIRIUSXM / ROAD DOG TRUCKING, EXPLAINS TO INDEPENDENT OWNER-OPERATORS THE IMPORTANCE OF INVESTING IN NEW EQUIPMENT.

Your truck is a tool.  A tool that is instrumental for you to run your business and you can’t run a successful business with an inefficient tool. As an owner-operator, investing in a new truck is something that you may have to do a few times in your career in order to stay competitive with large fleets. Large fleets tend to get rid of trucks once they reach 400,000-600,000 miles. Although you may be able to stretch the life span of your truck longer than that if it’s well manufactured and well maintained, you’ll eventually get to a point where you start pouring more money into your truck than what it’s worth.

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