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Chad Boblett

Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 18,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.

3 ways to make your truck post stand out

One of the best ways for a small motor carrier to advertise their services is by post their available trucks onto a load… Read More

How to spot good loads in bad markets

I have been a spot market pirate for almost nine years. As a pirate, you want to get in and get the good stuff. Read More

Secrets to trucking success: Find a need and fill it

Author Earl Nightingale once said that to get rich, you just have to find a need and fill it. In the eight years I’ve… Read More

Time-saving tricks for staying fresh and clean on the road

When I’m out on the road, I try to make hygiene and appearance a top priority. Living on the road is rough, but I like… Read More

4 lessons the Marines taught me about owning a business

After 10 years in the Marine Corps and 3 years as a professional driver, I decided to start my own trucking business in… Read More

5 steps to get 'pre-booked' for loads

When demand for trucks slows down, like it does every year during this time, the trend among many owner-operators is to… Read More

When should you replace your truck?

When is the best time to replace your truck? There is no one correct answer to this question. Independent truckers will… Read More

What Does it Cost to Run Your Trucking Company?

Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of… Read More

Cutting Motor Carrier Costs, One Line Item at a Time

My advice to anyone getting their motor carrier authority would be to create a relationship with a CPA. I have been using… Read More

Post Your Truck to Find Better-Paying Loads

It might seem counterintuitive… Read More

Detention Policies Need to Change in 2018

I am so hoping that 2018 will be the year when detention policies and practices change. Read More

Flexibility of Paper Logs Doesn't Transfer to ELDs

There is no such thing as a regulation that talks about logbook flexibility but every driver that has ever used paper… Read More


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