Thinking about opening a heavy duty trucking business? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
(article continues below)
Business Plan Mechanics for Heavy Duty Trucking Businesses
If you're putting off writing a business plan because you're intimidated by the process, here are the words you've been dying to hear: Business plans for heavy duty trucking businesses don't have to be complicated.
At Gaebler, we advise new business owners to keep your business plan simple. Ultimately, your business plan is intended to be a resource for you, the business owner.
If your time is limiting, outline the essentials of your heavy duty trucking company's business plan now and make a commitment to come back to it later.
Check Out Competitors
Long before you open a heavy duty trucking business in your town, it's worthwhile to determine how many competitors you have. Use the link below to find competitors in your area. Complete the form by entering your city, state and zip code to get a list of heavy duty trucking businesses that are close by.
Gain a knowledge of how existing firms have positioned themselves in the marketplace, and then design your business in a way that sets you apart from the others.
Getting Advice from Experienced Entrepreneurs
After you've evaluated your local competitors, it's a wise move to have a conversation with someone who is in the business. Local competitors are not going to give you the time of day, mind you. What's in it for them?
However, a fellow entrepreneur who has started a heavy duty trucking business in a different city can be a great learning resource for you, as long as they don't view you as a competitive threat. Many business owners are happy to give advice to new entrepreneurs If you are persistent, you can find a business mentor who is willing to help you out.
How do you locate a heavy duty trucking business founder who is willing to advise you because you live in different cities?
Here's one way to do it. Just use our link below, find somebody and call them.
Why You Should Buy (Instead of Start) a Heavy Duty Trucking Business
It's no secret that entrepreneurs have a strong impulse to build companies from the ground up.
Yet a healthier and safer strategy may be to purchase an existing heavy duty trucking business.
When you buy an existing company, you get a functional (and presumably profitable) company from day one. And that's not to mention the fact that a purchase let's you avoid the trial-and-error mistakes that are common in startups.
Buying a franchise doesn't guarantee success, but you do increase your odds of success when you buy a franchise.
Before you get too far along in your plan to open a heavy duty trucking business, a smart move is to check out whether franchise opportunities in your space might be worth investigating.
The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you. You might even find something that points you in a completely different direction.
These additional resources regarding getting started as an entrepreneur may be of interest to you.
If you currently own a heavy duty trucking business, these resources will come in handy:
If you sell to heavy duty trucking businesses, we've got better information for you elsewhere on our site. Try these resources instead:
If you are still exploring all of your options, please browse our directory of guides below.