How to Finance Your Small Trucking Business Using a Car Title Loan

If you want to get into the trucking business, I will assume that it is not a spur of the moment decision. You most likely have a plan or a business concept that you have in mind on how you will achieve your goal to provide a solution for a much needed service. You also definitely want to make a healthy profit for yourself.


Before you think of being in the business, you need to:

  1. Write a detailed business plan with all the different aspects of your business.
  2. Decide on how much you need to start your business.
  3. You will then need to take the important step of diving into the deep end by investing in your own business.

The ideas below will illustrate what you need to do to prepare to get a car title loan and reduce any risk associated with taking such a loan.

1. Invest in your idea

Deciding to invest in your idea is usually the make or break for most businesses. From an investor's perspective:

  • It shows a commitment by the founder to invest in his own idea.
  • It shows that the founder of the business is willing to take a substantial risk in his idea.

2. Appeal to the irrational

After you have managed to raise some money, if you still have a deficit, you need other sources of funds. Usually the best source is people in your life. These are usually people you know or anyone who will listen to your idea, including family and friends.

These people have an unwavering belief in your abilities and want the best for you. They are likely to be the most invested in your success and thus will also be able to give you guidance or additional help when you need it.

That said, you still need to make a business case for your trucking business.

3. Using a car title loan to fund the business

Now comes the interesting part-once you have all your funds together and you know how much you need and how much you can make and within what period of time, you are ready for the next step.

Approach a car title loan lender in your local area Find a local lender and use your truck(s) as collateral for your working capital. The benefits of doing this are as follows:

  • It may be the only option you have because banks do not usually fund start-ups.
  • You will get quick short term financing that you can pay back within relatively short periods of time.
  • You will build good credibility with your bank because they will be able to establish that you are not a risk. They will realize that you are a good investment because you can handle interest rates much higher than normal banks.

The method illustrated above is just an idea how you can easily use an available car title loan smartly to fund your business.

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