Independent truckers actually make up 90% of the trucking industry in the United States. Independent truckers are small business contractors who are responsible for the daily operation of a fleet of trucks, their contracts to haul up and down the road, and so much more. To stay competitive with their larger peers, independents must turn to technology. They need cell phones that do more than give truckers incoming phone calls, but rather help provide up-to-date cash-flow solutions.
Let’s say you’ve recently transitioned from a management position in the corporate world to running your own small business. Being in charge of your own operation requires a different mindset on a variety of levels. You are now your own boss, and therefore, you’re responsible for every business decision—and mistake.
While the additional duties can seem overwhelming, you don’t have to let it interfere with how you manage your employees. It’s not like the traditional corporate environment, where many tasks are taken care of for you; a different approach is necessary. If you’re interested in learning how to manage small business employees effectively, read on.
For approximately 350,000 men and women in the United States, being an owner-operator of their own semi is a path to freedom and financial independence. Many don’t realize it, but as an owner-operator, they are an entrepreneur and a small business owner. Just like any entrepreneur, this puts drivers who own and operate their own trucks into a different segment of the working class.