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Start a Trucking Business with a Box Truck

Category: Box Trucks

What are Box Trucks?

Thinking about entering into the industry of trucking, but you're not sure where to begin. Starting local may be the perfect way to start building a lucrative, trucking business. Box trucks are those vehicles that have a cab separate from the cargo area. These straight trucks can be referred to as "cube truck, cube van, rolling toaster or box van." With urbanization trending, they are easier to maneuver in and around cities. To get a better understanding of box trucks, Fueloyal gives you a good review of interesting box truck facts. 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an important resource, and you can learn about size limitations. You will find the federal and state regulations on the straight trucks. You must follow the federal regulations regarding width, and the length must follow state regulations

Starting A Trucking Business

Knowing where to start can be difficult. These resources will help you organize a business plan. 

Educate Yourself

First, do your research. With the internet, you have almost everything at your fingertips.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) gives you an outline to follow along with relevant links. 
  • KEEPTRUCKIN is another resource with vital information to follow. As the article directs, "visit your state's transportation portal to better understand the regulations in your state." Creating a business plan will be necessary for securing financial help.
  • Attending trade shows and events will also help you learn more about the trucking industry, market yourself and make great connections.
    • Drivewyze has a list of those 2019 events that have been scheduled.
    • 10-4 Magazine will soon be supplying a list of trade shows and events for 2019. 
  • Your state's trucking association is also a great resource. 

Financial Assistance 

Not everyone is able to finance their start-up trucking business. There are financial institutions that work with the trucking industry. 

  • FitSmallBusiness supplies you with information and links to help you with financial assistance.
  • Big Rig Lending is a resource for financial help down the road when your business needs help to keep it moving forward. 

Finding the Perfect Box Truck from 50,000 Trucks

50,000 Trucks.com is your resource to find the perfect box truck to start your trucking business. Our searchable website helps you research through thousands of trucks across the country that will lead you to the dealership that owns it. When you need help, please do not hesitate to contact us


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