Blog Series - 10 Tips Every Independent Trucker Should Know - Tip 10

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TIP 10  
 
10 TIPS EVERY INDEPENDENT TRUCKER NEEDS TO KNOW – NOW! 
”THE FISH GROWS TO THE SIZE OF THE TANK”, PUT YOURSELF, YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOUR FAMILY IN A BIGGER TANK. 

Think about expansion—Think big…from day 1. Once you have your knowledge, your niche, your equipment, your team and your revenue stream…it’s time to start thinking about expansion.

Trucking can be “systematized” and doesn’t have to be run by the seat of your pants.  You CAN hire quality people, get financing for more equipment, and find more customers; you just have to dream it first, then build your system so that you can do it over and over again. You must think BIG.  Bigger than you originally thought.  You will be uncomfortable at first, but if your business has been setup properly, and the effort is there, it will work for you. Being bigger can be scary and it will require you to be a real business owner.  But that’s what these tips are all about, being better at your business.  


Matt Manero combines his business brilliance with more than 20 years of hands-on experience in transportation equipment finance. Today, he is a CEO leading four companies that generate over $100,000,000 per year in business with a base of more than 10,000 clients.

Matt launched his first business, Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc., in 1995 with a phone, a folding table and the  unyielding confidence of a single client, a trucker. Fast forward 20 years: Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. made Inc. magazine’s Top 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in America in 2014. Matt is the creator and personality behind CFFnation.com, the first and only online video network featuring original programming for and by innovators, operators, movers and shakers of the transportation industry.

His companies have been recognized in trade publications such as OverdriveTransport TopicsCommercial Carrier Journal, and Dealer Solutions MagazineMatt hosts his own weekly Radio Show aptly named, “The Grit” which airs on lifestyletalkradio.com and also on CFFnation.com. In addition to “The Grit,” Matt has authored a series of quick read books entitled “Tower, Mover and Construction Co. Need to Know NOW”, and also a forthcoming book, “I NEED MORE MONEY,” which reflects his battle to build his business and guides readers in creating their own future and financial success.

Reach Matt at his offices in Dallas, TX via email at mmanero@cffnationwide.com and on twitter @mattmanero. Learn more at cffnationwide.com and cffnatiion.com