All posts by Timothy Brady

About Timothy Brady

Timothy D. Brady, a trucking business coach and speaker, drove over-the-road for 25 years.
  • Truckers-Helping-Truckers
    When truckers have questions, other truckers often have the best answers

    Even the most experienced drivers can find themselves in situations that only another trucker will understand. When help is needed, these organizations bring truckers together to share information. The goal is to make trucking safer, more profitable...

    • Posted May 1, 2015
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  • 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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