For those on the outside, running a trucking company as an owner-operator may look like any other trucking job. If you are an owner-operator, then you know that this line of work is so much more. Even if you have only a single truck, you are still a business owner running your own enterprise. Not only do you need to be a skilled driver, but you also must be a savvy businessperson.
Finances are often the most challenging part of running any business, especially for those without prior management experience. Getting it right means both recognizing and managing your costs so that you can keep yourself in the black no matter how tough times may get. This guide will help you deal with one particular category of entirely unavoidable costs: maintaining your rig.