How to Start a Trucking Business and Grow It To Success

a red sixteen wheeler driving down a desert highway at sunrise

The transportation industry is enormous, grossing nearly $1 trillion dollars annually. However, trucking counts for three quarters of that amount.

In this workshop, participants will learn the ins and outs of the trucking industry; mostly how to get started and how to grow the business with ease.

Talking Points:

  • Getting started and understanding formation.
  • Building your personal and business credit.
  • Securing financing for your business.
  • Understanding federal contracting.
  • Getting your small business certifications.
  • Drafting your capability statement for contraction.
  • How to purchase your truck and what to look for.
  • Dealing with carriers.
  • Do you need an authority?
  • Financial statement basics and accounting.
  • Finding opportunities and working with brokers.
  • Safety and compliance.
  • Hiring employees.
  • Drafting a business plan.


Presented by Tim Jacquet

Tim Jacquet is a certified SCORE mentor and volunteer. He has been working with business development for 35 years. He has expertise in non-profit organizations, start-ups, small business financing and government contracting. He is the Chief Operation Officer for Apple Capital Group, Inc., and the host of The Core Business Show.


  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This event will be held online.