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Sharpen your trucking business performance

Updated May 12, 2023

There's help out there for owner-operators looking to more effectively manage business.

Longtime Overdrive contributor and former owner-operator Gary Buchs now works as a one-on-one business coach for scads of owner-operator clients.

In the video above, part of a talk with Eric Harley of Red Eye Radio and ATBS' Mike Hosted at the 2023 Mid-America Trucking Show, Buchs details his work to help those operators overcome obstacles to effective management and analysis of their own trucking performance. 

Buchs noted that, when he works with owner-operators, he's not telling anyone what to do, rather helping guide them toward success by assisting as a kind of accountability partner of sorts, a sounding board for ideas and a reliable check that the work that needs to get done gets done. 

"People ask me, 'Well, how many clients do you have?'" Buchs said. "I focus on quality, not quantity, and they graduate through. I don't want too many. I want to help them move beyond needing what we do, to be self-sustaining, that independent owner that they want to become."

Catch more in the video. The full talk can be heard via Red Eye Radio's "Extra Mile" podcast. Find brief excerpts from the talk in the eight-video playlist below. 

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