Chad Boblett is a truck driver, Influence, ex-marine and advocate for owner operators with 14+ years of transportation and logistics experience. He is a powerful voice in transportation with over 30,000 followers in his Facebook group, Rate Per Mile Masters. He currently serves on the Advisory board for Keeptruckin ELD.
After ten years in the Marine Corps, I became a truck driver. I worked hard, and the money was good. Then I got injured, and while I recovered, I couldn’t drive.
I had time to think about what I really wanted to do, and that’s when I decided to start my own trucking company. I maxed out my credit cards to buy a used truck.
I called my new company Boblett Brothers, in honor of my fellow truckers. As a Marine, I learned that we all depend on each other on the front lines, and the same is true in civilian life. I have learned a lot about what it takes to be successful in trucking, and I’m proud to share my experience with my brother truckers.
While I’m driving, I listen to XM radio, and I always learn something new. But most trucking radio shows focus on controlling costs. They don’t tell you how to make more money. I had to learn that on my own. I started a Facebook group called Rate Per Mile Masters, so owner-operators could learn together about rates. The Rate Per Mile Masters group now has almost 30,000 members, including owner-operators, drivers, and even some freight brokers. We turn to each other for advice and friendship. It’s a great group.