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What is a UCC Filing and What Does It Mean for Your Trucking Business?
What is a UCC Filing? Trucking is not for everyone. It takes a resilient person to be able to deal with all the rules, regulations, and frustrations of owning a business in the trucking industry. At Apex, we understand how…
July 23, 2017
Low CSA Scores Keep Your Trucking Company Compliant and Competitive
How Keep Low CSA Scores We’ve been conditioned to believe that high scores usually spell success: Ace that test with a fat 100! Keep that IQ in the triple digits! Rack up those touchdown points! But in the world of…
June 27, 2017
The 8 Requirements for a Driver Qualification File
Answers to All Your Driver Qualification File (DQF) Compliance Questions Getting active motor carrier operating authority (MC number) and your trucking company up and running is, without question, a complicated process. But if you did it ─ Congrats! You filed…
June 20, 2017
Budget Basics for Truckers
Using trucking jargon like reefer, deadhead, TONU, hot shot loads, and alligator can sound like a totally different language to people not in the trucking industry. While accounting words like assets, equity, and expenses seem foreign to most truckers. According…
May 16, 2017
Are There Shortcuts to Getting Active Operating Authority?
Many people who start out in the trucking industry have a dream of eventually starting their own trucking company. Working for yourself is something a lot of people want to do but don’t know where to start and, trust us,…
April 28, 2017
is the trucking business profitable
It all depends on how you run your business. Owning a trucking business means that your operational costs, as well as your profits, come from how many miles are spent out on the road. According to the American Transportation Research…
March 6, 2017
How to Name Your Trucking Company
How to Name Your Trucking Company Deciding to go into business for yourself, taking control of your destiny, and starting a trucking company is no easy decision!  Before you really get started, you will have to pick a name for…
December 21, 2016
Trucking for Veterans
The values and discipline instilled in our nation’s service men and women prepares them to have strong careers, especially in trucking. Recently, the FMCSA has made it easier for veterans to get into the trucking industry by simplifying the process…
October 25, 2016
International Registration Plan IRP
If you’re starting your own trucking company, you’re probably overwhelmed and a little confused with the registration and licensing processes, including the International Registration Plan (IRP). Let us explain what it is and how you can register, so you can…
October 5, 2016
How to Build Your Trucking Company’s Business Credit
Why is it important to have a Dun & Bradstreet account? A Dun & Bradstreet account and D&B D-U-N-S Number® helps you build, establish, and grow your business credit. Business credit is vital when you start a trucking company. A…
August 16, 2016