Timothy Brady is an author, columnist, speaker and business coach who provides information, training and educational presentations for large and small trucking companies, logistics organizations and community groups. He's the business editor American Trucker Magazine, the "Answer Guy" for trucking education website TruckersU.com, and author and business editor for Write Up The Road Publishing & Media.

As a speaker, Brady is inspirational, motivating, and empowering in his presentations.With 25 years of trucking experience, Brady's held positions from company driver to owner/operator to small trucking business owner, with experience in sales, insurance and business management, he has a well-rounded wealth of experience and knowledge. Visit TimothyBrady.com for more info.

Oct 22

In our last blog, we left Nicky Hammerlane finishing his laundry and preparing to make his next round-robin run cross-country, delivering custom fixtures to a large chain of stores.

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Oct 16

Nicky Hammerlane is back with his latest installment. This month, it's a Halloween spooktacular, and what's spookier than setting time off policies for your trucking company?


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Jan 29

Last time out, Hammerlane was helping Duke Duggon price LTL and partial loads to help the one-truck owner-operator cut back on his deadheading miles. This week, they meet again in Oregon and Nicky shares his magic equations for figuring out profitable LTL rates.


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Jan 21

Our favorite trucker, Nicky Hammerlane, is back this week to help Duke Duggon, a successful one-truck owner-operator, find a way to cut back on his deadheading miles. Did Duke find enough LTL freight loads to fill the holes in his profit outlook?


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Jan 14

This week, our favorite ol' trucker Nicky Hammerlane is stuck in the snow out west. While waiting on the roads to clear, he meets Duke Duggon, a successful one-truck owner-operator who's got a growing deadheading problem. Can Nicky keep him from hauling sailboat fuel?


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Jan 09

Hammerlane returns to solve the case! This time, he's back in New Jersey to help Jason Black, a young trucking company owner, get the upper hand in his negotiations with direct ship customers.


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Jan 04

Hammerlane is back to help another trucker find success on the road. This week, he meets Jason Black, a young owner-operator in New Jersey having trouble getting his foot in the door with brokers and freight shippers.


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Mar 07

If you are a small carrier with ten or less trucks, to succeed, you need to be nimble and quick—responding to any event or opportunity that falls in your path.

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Feb 16

Want to know the key to trucking success? Become the “go-to carrier” within a selected niche. Doing so requires you to learn about every shipper and broker who ships loads within your selected hauling specialty.

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Feb 14

An aging tractor or trailer is the one area that drains more cash in a way many freight carriers don’t see. Older trucking equipment requires more and more repairs to keep it on the road and worsening fuel economy can cost your shipping operation more in fuel than your competition.

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