All posts by Timothy Brady

About Timothy Brady

Timothy D. Brady, a trucking business coach and speaker, drove over-the-road for 25 years.
  • Trucking-Mentor
    How to find a trucking mentor or be one — and why it’s good business for all

    For years, trucking knowledge and skills — from driving a truck to handling the industry’s business aspects — was passed from the “old hands” to those wanting to take the wheel. These were the drivers who did...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • View-To-a-Skill
    Specialized trucking requires specialized training

    To earn top dollar in the trucking industry, there are three maxims: Find that special niche. It’s not the time spent in the left seat that makes the greatest revenue, it’s the time spent in or on...

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • Shippers-and-receivers
    What do shippers & receivers want from truckers?

    We truckers all have answers to the question, “What are three things we wish shippers and receivers understood about trucking that would make our job easier?”

    • Posted March 4, 2013
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  • Learn-to-earn
    Get to know your customer’s business as well as your own

    This is going to surprise many of my regular readers, who know how much I emphasize the need to know your hauling rate range before entering into freight hauling negotiations. That should not be your first priority...

    • Posted March 4, 2013
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  • Healthy-payday
    Why good health is good business for truckers

    According to a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, transportation workers have the highest obesity rate of any industry in the nation — 37.8 percent. Three years ago, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine published a study of...

    • Posted January 3, 2013
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  • Speak-up
    Drivers can make an impact on the industry

    Joe Rajkovacz spent 29 years as a driver and has been advocating for truckers for 35 years. Road King talked with him about how drivers can make their voices heard on trucking issues.

    • Posted January 2, 2013
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    Owning & Driving for Your Own Trucking Company

    An extremely challenging situation for the micro-motor carrier owner still hauling loads occurs when you’re also the boss for up to five other truckers.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • Controlling-the-Climate
    The unique requirements of climate control trucking

    Climate control trucking isn’t hauling refrigerated freight; it’s more than that. Mike Blackston and Art Taylor, who have been doing climate control hauling for Legacy Transportation Services Inc., San José, Calif., discuss the unique requirements of this...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Travis-Nelson
    The successes of Zach Bench and Travis Nelson

    With new FMCSA regulations, increased CSA enforcement and a still-struggling economy, going into trucking seems almost foolhardy. But younger truckers are still taking the plunge to become motor carriers.

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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  • Elbing1
    Livestock hauler Bruce Janzen keeps his city and his trucking business running smoothly

    Only one small town has a mayor who’s logged more than 3 million miles driving a truck. Elbing, Kan., population 230, is unique, and so is its truck-driving mayor, Bruce Janzen.

    • Posted May 1, 2012
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