PIB TIP: TRUCK LEASING TIPS: Spec the most common type of truck for your application, for the sake of resale value. Compare the state residual value with the resale value of a similar truck. Ask to see the truck’s maintenance records before signing the lease, and don’t rush. If possible, have an accountant or attorney look at the deals. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.