PIB TIP: UNDERSTAND LEASING CONTRACTS. As you prepare to lease a truck, make sure you know about alteration restrictions and that all warranties pass through you. Find out when payments are due, what to do in case of an accident or damage to the truck and understand the conditions under which you can get out of the lease. Before you sign a lease, consider maintenance funds. 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.