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Drive for small-biz trucking success -- living and learning, pride of ownership well evident at Walcott

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Updated Jul 23, 2022

Gary Buchs knows well of what he speaks on the notion that first-time small business owners are like as not to fail. There's a reason he's where he is today following a successful career as an over-the-road owner-operator. His very first business foray as a young man in agriculture didn't go quite so well.

Initial failure doesn't mean, of course, that the drive to success stops in its tracks, and what he’s finding this week on-site at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Iowa is among principal subjects for today's edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast.

Gary Buchs and BratCat Express owner-operator Brita Nowak with FMCSA reps at truck showIn the podcast, Buchs (right) also details part of a long talk with FMCSA reps in attendance and (also pictured, with Buchs) BratCat Express owner-operator Brita Nowak."In this country, I don't see us ever losing that drive to become that small owner of a business," said Buchs, longtime Overdrive contributor and former owner-operator now turned business coach for a myriad of both new and more experienced owners. "It's our culture."

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