Timely Trucking

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General Motor Freight Trucking Business Plan

Management Summary

Jim Kerrigan, CEO, will manage the strategic direction, sales and marketing of Timely Trucking. He developed experience in all of these areas through work in his previous warehousing business, which he launched and successfully sold after fifteen years of operation.

The Chief Operating Officer position will be filled by a partner who will be granted up to 10% of shares in the business after meeting certain milestones. Additional shares will be granted if the COO contributes capital to the business. The COO will manage operations, finances, human resources, and procurement.

The business will require additional personnel including an administrator/dispatch center operator and a sales/marketing support associate. These individuals will be managed by the COO and the CEO, respectively. Three part-time truck drivers will be hired initially.

Personnel Plan

Truck driver salary listed here covers only wages paid which are not directly attributable to client jobs. This includes training, repair work, returns from deliveries, and other required driving with empty trucks. It is expected that this will be less than 20% of driver wages. Truck drivers will grow from three part-time at launch to four full-time by the end of year 1, eight full-time by the end of year 2, and 10 full-time by the end of year 3. There will be more full-time truck drivers than trucks as the business will attempt to utilize the capacity of the trucks at least 60 hours per week and will limit overtime of drivers.

The sales/marketing associate will be hired in the fourth month after the CEO has directly executed all sales and marketing operations for the first three months.

Personnel Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
CEO $48,000 $70,000 $75,000
COO $60,000 $70,000 $75,000
Sales/Marketing Associate $27,000 $40,000 $45,000
Administrator $36,000 $40,000 $45,000
Truck Drivers (Non-Job Payroll) $26,961 $40,000 $50,000
Total People 8 12 14
Total Payroll $197,961 $260,000 $290,000