Business Plans for Setting Up a Transport Company

Updated March 23, 2017

A business plan is a structured plan that ensures that all aspects of a start-up business have been covered. This includes the operations, marketing, budget and finances, employees and management. It also includes a list of company goals the business owner can work toward to gain business success. This is also applicable for a transportation business, whether it is a small taxicab business or a general freight trucking company.

Company Information

The business plan for your transport company should include a section about the company. It should include the name of the transport company, the date it was launched, the owner's name, the business registration number and contact information. It should also provide a history of the company and its purpose. This is here a company mission statement would be inserted, along with a list of business objectives for the business.


Compost a list of services the transport company will offer. This should not state the obvious, such as provide transporting services, but rather describe the type of transport services. Include the sizes of the trucks or vans that can be rented or ordered for transport, where the transport company will drive to, whether it is a state company or whether it will drive nationwide. A trucking company can have employees that drive the trucks or offer rental trucks for customers.

Market Analysis

A market analysis should be conducted to determine the overall need of a transport company. It should discuss the direct competition to see how they are marketing themselves on the market. A marketing strategy should be created to make your transport company stand out and attract more customers. This should be done whether it is a taxicab company or a moving transport company.

Management and Employees

The business may be a sole-proprietorship with a single business owner or may be a larger business with several employees. The business plan should discuss how the business will be managed and what employees are needed to make the business fully functional. For instance, the business may need an accountant, receptionist and drivers to offer effective services.

Budgeting and Finances

A budget is also necessary for the transport company. The budget should outline how much the expected annual income is, how much the business will be spending on employee wages, a list of fixed expenses and a prediction of the potential variable expenses. The budget should be operational, which means that it should be applied to each month without too many changes.

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Based in Toronto, Mary Jane has been writing for online magazines and databases since 2002. Her articles have appeared on the Simon & Schuster website and she received an editor's choice award in 2009. She holds a Master of Arts in psychology of language use from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.